Douglas E. Hahn, 68, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center. A celebration of Doug’s life was April 6 at the Avacentre at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Doug was born April 1, 1945, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Robert and Dorothy (Check) Hahn. Doug was born with autism and at the age of 12 moved to Woodward State Hospital. In 1987, he moved back to Cedar Rapids in a Discovery Living Inc. group home, making this his permanent home. He was one of the inspirations for the Association of Retarded Children (Arc).