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Leslie Hassler

Leslie B Hassler

Monday, October 24th, 1921 - Saturday, December 14th, 2019
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LESLIE B. HASSLER
October 24, 1921 – December 14, 2019
WWII Veteran
98 years young
Our family has lost a true soldier and one strong man who fought until the end.

Les was born in Underwood, North Dakota on October 24, 1921 to Joseph Hassler and Louisa Anna Johanna Jennerjohn. He had five brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his two brothers; Gilbert Hassler of Marysville, WA and Joe Hassler of Clear Lake, WA and his two sisters, Joyce Evans of Oak Harbor, WA and Goldie Krapf of Anacortes, WA.

Les’s family moved from North Dakota to a 40-acre farm in Oak Harbor, WA in 1936, where he went to high school until the 9th grade. During his younger years he had many odd jobs: working on the family farm, cutting wood, working in the bulb fields, sawmill and logging with his brothers.

On his 21st birthday he was drafted into the military – enlisted by the ARMY. He attended bootcamp in Fresno, CA and then cooking school in Denver, CO. He went on to cook for two years on base in Dayton, Ohio before going to infantry training in Mississippi. After infantry training, he was shipped off to France in 1943 with the 65th division of the 259 Battalion Company E. As he would often say, he then walked all the way across France to Berlin, Germany where he got out of the Army in 1946 at the age of 24.

Les met his future wife, Jeanne Drake in the town of Anacortes, WA when she was just 18. He wrote letters to her all the years he was away at war. After the War they married. While they were never able to have any children of their own, they raised his nephew Robbie Drake through high school.

At the age of 25 he began to learn the art of auto body repair and rebuild. Les then went to work for his father-in-law at his body shop in Anacortes. Later he and his wife moved to Oak Harbor, WA and built a home. Les went to work for Island Chevrolet and Hayward Chrysler. Eventually Les was hired to work with Chuck Hassler at his auto body shop. Les worked in the auto body field for over 34 years.

Les retired at the age of 61 and continued to reside in Oak Harbor, where he was the member of several local clubs: The Rebekah’s, The Odd Fellows, The Eagles and The North Whidbey Sportsmen Association. In 2012, when he could no longer drive, he went to live with his brother, Gil and niece, Regi at their home in Marysville, WA. He resided in Marysville until October 2019 when he went to live in an Adult Family Home in Lake Stevens, WA, where he struggled with COPD.
Les loved fishing and made a few trips to Alaska. He enjoyed gardening and bird watching. For many years he had a pet cat and a pet raccoon.

Les was a fighter and loved to tease and joke with everyone to see if he could get a rise out of them for fun. His childish spirit will be dearly missed by all.
A short graveside service (standing) will be held for family and close friends on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at noon at the Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor.

Family and friends are invited to gather together after the graveside for a time of fellowship and sharing at the DH Buffet banquet room in Oak Harbor.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, WA. Share memories and condolences on the funeral home website at www.wallinfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Maple Leaf Cemetery
    Address
    1961 NE 16th Ave
    OAK HARBOR, WA 98277
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  • Reception

    Location
    DH Buffet
    Address
    551 NE Midway Blvd Ste 2
    OAK HARBOR, WA 98277
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    Notes
    Family and friends are invited to the DH Buffet after the graveside service for a time of fellowship and sharing .

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We,All will miss Les and His Humor to keep us on our toes. Fun Times Together! With Love, Harry & Jean
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