Orville Don Hasler, 93, of Bloomfield, passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Friday, April 15, 2011 at Glenburn Home.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1918, and was the son of Orville and Khiva (Ockerman) Hasler. He was married to Irene (Martin) Hasler for 66 years.
He was a World War II veteran, who served in the South Pacific, and was a mechanic on B-29 airplanes. He went on Hoosier Honor Flight II for WW II veterans on April 22, 2009 to Washington DC. Upon his return to Bloomfield in 1946, he was Service Department Manager at Wilson Chevrolet, Inc. In 1956, he bought his first service station on West Main Street. In 1957, a new Gulf station was built on South Washington Street that he managed. Hasler Oil Company was incorporated in 1974. He also was a 60 year member of the American Legion Post 196 of Bloomfield and was a charter member of the Bloomfield Lions Club.
Survivors include: two daughters, Brenda (Jim) Hughes of Sandborn and Sherry (Bill) Hixon of Bloomfield; one son, Gary (Debbie) of Bloomfield; seven grandchildren, Natalie Davidson of Eden Prairie, MN, Brad Hughes, Valerie Lifford, and Megan Nonte of Bloomfield, Kara Bowling of Loogootee, Angie Smith of Jasper, and Troy Hasler of Clearwater, FL; 16 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Curt Bucher; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene on April 23, 2005, parents, sisters, Betty Heaton and Doris Bucher; brothers, Roy Hasler, Dean Hasler and Ted Hasler and a great-granddaughter, Kylie Hasler.
Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Rev. Arlen Pope, Rev. Rose Sparks and George Ockerman officiating.
Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.