|John Michael Haun, 90, of Galesburg, IL died at 11:50 A.M. Sunday, March 20, 2011 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
He was born December 10, 1920 in Fieldon, Illinois the son of William and Emma (Schaaf) Haun. He was the youngest of 7 children. John was raised and educated in Fieldon, IL.
John enlisted in the US Army, serving in the Pacific during World War II from 1942 until 1945. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal while serving for bravery in maintaining the flow of supplies to the front line to his fighting comrades and for his work in evacuating wounded men. He was very proud of his military service and had great respect for those who have served and are serving.
John married Virginia Luxmore in Dixon, Illinois on April 17, 1957 and she survives.
John moved to Peoria where he first worked at Caterpillar before enlisting in the Army. After the service he was a Sheet Metal Construction worker, working out of the Union Hall in Peoria, IL. He also had worked for a tree service, rock quarry, truck driver, welder and had owned and operated a restaurant in Wataga. Family was always a primary focus for this man who was at his happiest at family gatherings and the two annual reunions of which he was the elder of the family for the past decade.
John was a 53 year member of the First Church of God in Galesburg.
Survivors include his wife, 3 sons, Mike (Marcia) Haun of Galesburg, Stanley Haun of St. Louis, MO and John Haun of Galesburg; 1 daughter, Helen (Mark) Stegall of Galesburg; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and one grandson, Christopher Jason Haun.
Funeral services with military honors will be 11:00 A.M Friday March 25, 2011 at the First Church of God, Galesburg on Harrison Street with Pastor Dennis McQuown and Pastor Don Reynolds. Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the First Church of God. Cremation will be accorded following the service. Memorials may be left for the First Church of God. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may left at hooverhall.com.