Lifelong Oak Harbor resident Charles “Chuck” Hassler passed away on July 3 in Careage Of Whidbey, Coupeville. He was 76 years of age.
Chuck was born on Oct. 1, 1940, in Coupeville to Leonard and Marjorie (Armstrong) Hassler. He was raised in the San De Fuca area and then went on to open two businesses, Chuck’s Auto Rebuild and Chuck’s Mini Storage. He was an excellent body man and painter and very proud of his occupations, where he worked for over 50 years.
Chuck had many hobbies and enjoyable pastimes and was very successful in his pursuits. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing pool. He always looked forward to hosting pool tournaments and spending time with friends.
Chuck is survived by his three children, daughter Kelly Hassler and sons Daniel and Benjamin Hassler as well as three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving is sister Gladys DeGraf and former wife, business partner and friend Gayle Hassler, with whom he remained close over the years.
Chuck will be buried in a private ceremony at Maple Leaf Cemetery. A memorial reception will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the American Legion in Oak Harbor. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Chuck’s life.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home.