James Haun

James “Jim” Haun, 87, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, with family by his side. 

A visitation was held at Ankeny Funeral Home on Friday, March 13, 2020. The procession to Brethren Cemetery started at Ankeny Funeral Home on Saturday, March 14. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.

James Edwin was born in Graham, Mo., on May 31, 1932 to Harry and Anice (Thompson) Haun. He attended high school in Maryville, Mo., before moving to Winterset in 1948. In 1951, he graduated from Winterset High School. Shortly after graduation, Jim joined the Air Force and served until 1955. After his discharge from service, Jim attended Southwest Missouri State. He later moved to Ankeny and worked for John Deere, where he met his wife, Beverly Ann Sage. Jim and Beverly were united in marriage on June 20, 1959. Jim worked for John Deere for 29 years before retiring in 1986. 

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Harry and Anice Haun; wife, Beverly Ann Haun; brother, Harry C Haun Jr.; and sisters, Joan Anderson and Ada Sue Tucker. 

He is survived by his children, Steve (Monica) Haun of Urbandale, Kurt (Rhonda) Haun of Elkhart, and Jim Haun Jr. of Ankeny; sister, Betty Ketchum of Tulsa, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by  Ankeny Funeral Home & Crematory.

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