Services for John Earle Hassler, 60, of 66 Molly Lane were held Saturday in Memory Chapel. Burial was in Union Cemetery under the auspices of Hiram Lodge No. 43 of Masons.
Hassler was born in Placerville, son of a pioneer family. He attended school here and served with an air squadron in World War I. As a boy he worked for Blair Brothers at their saw mill.
He managed the sawmills at Sugar Pine and Merced Falls and while working for a sawmill equipment company in Oregon in 1943, he invented a special type of electric chain saw.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys; a son, John B. of Placerville and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. J. P. Crumley, Mrs. Milo Carr, Mrs. A. C. Winkelman and Joseph Hassler, all of Placerville; Mrs. Howell Murphy of Medford, Oregon and Bernard Hassler of Sacramento.
Placerville Mountain Democrat, Oct. 25, 1951
Gladys Birmingham Hassler-Onyett
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