Howard B. ‘Tag’ Wesler

May 11, 2011

Howard B. ‘Tag’ Wesler

’Howard B. ‘Tag’ Wesler of Otsego, Michigan went home to be with his Lord and be reunited with his daughter, Kay, on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

Mr. Wesler was born February 6, 1917 in Otsego to Ernest and Margaret (McDonald) Wesler and was a lifelong resident of Otsego. In 1935 he graduated from Otsego High School. Tag served his country in France, the Phillipines and Tokyo in the U.S. Army during WWII.

For several years he helped his father operate the Standard Oil Company gas station in Otsego. In 1932 they began home delivery of gasoline, motor oil and kerosene. Tag worked many years with the company in sales and delivery, retiring in 1975.

 He was a member of the American Legion, a life member of the Otsego Elks Lodge #1711 B.P.O.E. and a member of Travelers Protective Association. In his leisure time he loved fishing, especially ice fishing, and golfing. Tag was a loving, generous and devoted husband, father and grandfather. After retirement, the Weslers spent many winters in Florida.

On September 16, 1938 in Bangor he married the former Margery Abbott, with whom he had celebrated 72 years of marriage. Surviving in addition to his wife, Margery, are a son, Doug (Cindy) Wesler of Otsego; two grandchildren, Dannielle (Matt) Staeven of Otsego and Marc (Amanda VanderPloeg) Wesler of Bear, Delaware; a great-granddaughter, Sophia; 4 step-grandchildren; many step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Kay Margaret Wesler, in 1954; and by his brother, Ernest ‘Bob’ Wesler, in 1977. Friends may meet with Tag’s family from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, Pastor Jim Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Tag may be made to the American Heart Association or the Otsego District Public Library.

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