He was born March 6, 1944, in Salt Lake City to Eric Richard Baessler and Elizabeth Reichel Minnar.
Michael was a loving husband, father, grandfather. He served his country in Vietnam. Loved fishing, hunting and camping. He had a magnetism about him that made everyone instantly like him.
Survived by his wife Marjorie; three children: Travis, Trent (Kelly) and Michelle (Mark) Pope; seven grandchildren: Dakoda, Dylen, Tyler, Taylor, Kelsey, Walker and Tara; one great-grandchild: Boston; two brothers: Carl and Ralph; and many sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, brother and a sister.
Military Honors will be held in the Grantsville City Cemetery on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 4 PM. Friends and family are invited to gather at the family home, 795 Old Lincoln Highway, immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers please feel free to bring a favorite potluck to share. Arrangements are in the care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Parlor. Condolences may be shared on www.daltonhoopes.com.