Haun, former county surveyor, dies at 80
A former Harrison County surveyor, Warren Eugene Haun, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. He was 80.
The Corydon resident served in the Army, was a millwright, a farmer and a member of Heidelberg United Methodist Church.
Haun, a Harrison County native, entered into local politics in 1976 when he defeated George McMonigle, who had served as the county’s surveyor for the previous 15 years, on the Democrat ticket in the May primary. According to The May 5, 1976, issue of The Corydon Democrat, Haun received 1,852 votes to McMonigle’s 1,625. A third person in the race, Timothy J. Patterson, had 937 votes. Haun won the position in the fall election; he was unopposed.
Then, in 1980, Haun lost his bid for re-election. He was defeated in the three-way primary by Paul Primavera; McMonigle was the third candidate on the Democrat ballot. The Republicans did not have a candidate, leaving the position to Primavera.
Haun’s funeral was Monday at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in Heidelberg Church Cemetery near Corydon.