Samuel C. “Red” Haun, 84, of Hamburg died July 18, 2013 at the Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg. He was born Samuel Carrol Haun on Feb. 24, 1929 to Samuel Cairwell and Olive Agnes (Baker) Haun.
He graduated from Hamburg High School in 1947. Red then joined the Army Jan. 11, 1951 and proudly served his country during the Korean War as an Army medic. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 10, 1953.
He married Shirley Kay Cradic on June 3, 1955 at the Methodist Church in Hamburg. Red worked as a painter for Fred and Vera Nichol from 1953 to 1966. After Fred’s death in 1964, Red and Shirley bought the painting business from Vera and operated it as Haun Painting until 2001.
Red was active in the Hamburg community over the years. He joined the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department in 1960 and became fire chief in 1984. He retired from the Fire Department in 2002. He was also a charter member of the Hamburg Rescue Squad established in 1971. He served on the Fremont County 911 Committee, on the Hamburg Colonial Theater Board, as the Fremont County Emergency Manager and was a member of the American Legion Post #156.
He is survived by wife Shirley Haun of Hamburg; three children: Michael J. Haun and wife Patricia of Newnan, Ga., Patrick D. Haun and wife Amy of Camarillo, Calif., and Kathleen K. Brennan and husband Allen of Hamburg; 10 grandchildren: Joshua Campbell, Joanna Wilcox, Lindsey (Haun) Howe, Bradley Haun, Emilio Galan, Marta Galan, Sarah Brennan, Amy Brennan, Schuyler Brennan and Amanda Brennan; four great-grandchildren: Myah, Jade, Emma and Josh; two siblings: Bobby L. Haun of Hamburg and Helen Cook of Clay Center, Kan.; other family and friends.
He was preceded by brother Billy Eugene Haun.
Funeral services were July 22 at the United Trinity Church in Hamburg with Pastor Dan Voigt officiating. Burial was at Hamburg Cemetery with complete military honors by the Hamburg American Legion Post #156.
Memorials may be given to the Hamburg Fire Department or the Colonial Theater in Hamburg.
Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com. Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg was in charge of the arrangements.