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Charles Wesley Haun
(Feb. 27, 1895- Sept. 28, 1968)

Charles W. Haun, 73, of 546 West Second St., died yesterday at 4 a.m. in Elyria Memorial Hospital after a two-month illness.

Born in Sterling, Feb. 27, 1895, he had lived in Elyria the past 40 years. He retired as a security guard from Luxaire Corp. six years ago. Mr. Haun was an Army veteran of World War I, and a member of V.F.W. Post 1079, M.O.C. No. 33 and Elyria Eagles Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Myrtle I. (nee Fry); three sons, Harry B., Mira Loma Calif.; Charles W., Elyria; and Clifford D., Grafton; three daughters, Mrs. Mae Mercer and Mrs. Cora Aldrich, both of Elyria; and Mrs. Thelma Nowak, LaGrange; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held in the Sudro-Curtis Funeral Home Wednesday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Mason Cooper, South View Grace Brethren Church, Ashland, will officiate and burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Source: Lorain Chronicle-Telegram, Sept. 29, 1968


Just 15 months earlier, Charles and Myrtle had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and a story (and picture) of them appeared in the Chronicle Telegram. The article was accompanied by this anniversary portrait.

C.W. Hauns will mark golden date

June 2, 1967 -- Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Haun, 546 Second St., will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday with an open house at the VFW Hall, 347 East Bridge St., from 1 to 5 p.m.

The former Myrtle Irene Fry of Sullivan and Charles Haun of Chicago were married June 3, 1917 in the Sullivan parsonage of Rev. Armstrong, pastor of the Congreational Church of Sullivan. They moved from Ashland to Elyria 35 years ago.

They have three daughters and three sons, 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Haun was employed by the American Standard Radiator for 20 years and at the Olsen Co. for 12 years, retiring six years ago. He is a veteran of World War I, having served in Germany for 13 months.

Mrs. Haun was employed by A.R. Sterner for 16 1/2 years, retiring six years ago. Both she and Mr. Haun are active members of VFW Post 1079.

Source:Lorain Chronicle Telegram

A later story about veterans in the Chronicle Telegram on Nov. 11, 1967 (Veterans Day) notes that Charles Haun served in Company C of the 103rd U.S. Infantry, 28th Division in France and Belgium.





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