Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Joseph Albert Hassler Memorial
Joseph Albert Hassler Memorial

Joseph Albert Hassler

Joseph Albert Hassler

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Joseph Albert Hassler, 84, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday July 22, 2021 in Clearlake, Washington.  He was born on December 15, 1936 in Oak Harbor, Washington, the son of Joseph Hassler & Louisa Anna Johanna Jennerjohn.  Joseph was in the Army for two years before deciding to leave.  On May 5, 1962, he was united in marriage to Karen Lee Gunsauls in Oak Harbor and there they made their home and raised their two children, Steve and Stacey Hassler.  Joseph was a heavy equipment operator for 40 years.  In 1993, Karen & Joe moved to Sedro-Woolley.  Joseph  enjoyed camping and fishing, but his greatest love was for his family, especially his grandchildren.  Joseph became a widow in 2004 to his wife, Karen Hassler of 42 years who passed away unexpectedly.  A year later he met Irene Allen who he then spent the rest of his life with.

Joseph is survived by his partner, Irene Allen at their family home in Clearlake; son and daughter-in-law, Steven & Tami Hassler of Spokane, WA; daughter and son-in-law, Stacey & Denny Todd of Mount Vernon, WA; grandchildren, Tayler Frazer & Sydney Todd and Caleb Hassler & Courtney Kalenichenko; brother, Gilbert Hassler of Marysville, WA; sisters, Joyce Evans of Oak Harbor, WA and Goldie Krapf of Anacortes, WA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Hassler and Louisa Anna Johanna Jennerjohn; wife, Karen Hassler; brothers, Leonard, Earl, Darold and Leslie Hassler.

A Life Celebration will be held on Monday August 9, 2021 at 11am at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley, reception to follow at the Clearlake Community Center.


  • Mark & Cindy

    Joes will be missed. He was a very caring man and we always enjoyed our time with him. We have missed the crabbing trips the last couple of years and our dinners out. Rest in peace Joe.

  • Jay Gunsauls

    Joe, my brother-in-law, was an extraordinary person; important to me for his care and loving of my sister Karen, disabled for most of her life. He was unselfishly always at her side, provided her with much love and attention to her needs.