Charles William Haun
Charles William Haun, 94, of Culpeper died March 5, 2013, at Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Haun, who was born in the Strasburg area of Shenandoah County to the late John Austin and Lula Reel Haun, was a member of the Virginia Army National Guard based out of Winchester from 1937 until 1940, when he volunteered for enlistment into the Army for active duty in World War II.
Mr. Haun qualified as an expert marksman and served in the Army in France and Germany from 1942-1945. He used his skills bravely in combat and participated in seven major battles. Later he remembered the men he served with who were killed in action and always spoke of them with the highest regard.
After the war he drove a fuel oil truck before moving to Culpeper in the early 1950s to work for Bingham Taylor Foundry, molding iron for the next 30 years until his retirement.
He lived with this family near Mountain Run Lake, his favorite lake for fishing. He enjoyed spending time gardening, reading, enjoying the outdoors, and being with his family.
Mr. Haun is survived by his four sons and their wives, Charles Lee and Loretta Haun, Larry and Judy Haun, Roy and Dawn Haun, and Roger Haun. Also surviving are his three grandsons, five granddaughters, and 10 great-grandchildren; and two brothers-in-law, Jesse and Bill Woodward.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Laura Anna Haun, and all his brothers and sisters, Henry, Philbert, Harry, Madge and Mary.
A funeral service was held at Found and Sons Funeral Chapels of Culpeper March 11 with pastor Nancy Palmer officiating. Interment followed at Culpeper National Cemetery.
An online guestbook and tribute wall is available at www.foundandsons.com.