Larry Hatler |

Larry Hatler

A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Chapel of the Angels Mortuary for Larry Joe Hatler. A memorial luncheon will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. the following day, June 1, at the Tall Pines Club House. For directions, call Wanda at 477-2374 or Gaylene at 274-7262.

Mr. Hatler passed away May 26 in Grass Valley. He was 69.

Mr. Hatler was born Jan. 31, 1938, to Howard Hatler and Thelma (Phipps) Hatler in Rothville, Mo. He went to El Monte High School and then attended some college in Southern California.

He was a specialist 4 in the United States Army for eight years.

On June 6, 1959, he married Wanda Daniel in Lamont.

Mr. Hatler was the previous owner of Gold Rush Casino of Grass Valley and was a Gold Stage Bus Line driver for five years.

He was a honorary mayor and president of the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce and president of the Kiwanis Club. Mr. Hatler was also involved with the Boy Scouts for years. His hobbies included computers, playing cards, photography, RVing, campground hosting and community service.

Mr. Halter is survived by his wife, Wanda Hatler of Grass Valley; son, Oliver Brian Hatler of Tucson, Ariz.; daughters Deborah Diane Hatler of Sacramento, and Gaylene Arter of Grass Valley; granddaughters Mattie May Arter of Grass Valley, and Kristin Garrett of Portland, Ore.; grandson, Matthew Garrett of Bakersfield; and niece and husband, Jill and Paul Floyd of Taft.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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