Allan Loar

Allan D. Loar, age 83 of Blissfield, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Lenawee. He was born July 10, 1932, in Blissfield, the only child of Thornton and Carrie (Betz) Loar. After graduating from Blissfield High School he attended DeVry Technical Institute. During the Korean Conflict he proudly served in the United States Army.

On May 31, 1958, Allan was married to Wilma Corum, and they celebrated 53 years together. She preceded him in death in 2011. Loar Appliance, his family’s business, was founded in 1945. Allan worked with his father for several years until he took over the business in 1969 and continued working until just recently. After store hours, he would often repair appliances in his customers’ homes. He also put up many of the TV towers in this area. Allan’s quiet, generous spirit was appreciated by the many he helped get land contracts for their first home and appliances on credit.

He was a faithful member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer for many years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #325. Surviving are his children: Gordon (Dianna) Loar of Blissfield and Cathy (Michael) Palmer of Adrian and his two grandchildren, David Loar and Jenna Palmer. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 20, 2016, at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield with the Rev. Devin Smith officiating and burial at Riga Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Allan are suggested to Emmanuel United Methodist Church or Hospice of Lenawee. Online condolences and memories may be shared at