Howard Loar

Howard David Loar, 86, of Blissfield, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 26, 2013. He was born on June 17, 1926 to Laurena (Beagle) and Orren Loar in Blissfield. Howard married Lois Mason on August 14, 1947. Together they had six children, Jennifer (Mike) Roth of Blissfield, David (Betty) Loar of Marion, MI, Don (Linda) Loar of Blissfield, Bill (Carolyn) Loar of Palmyra, Jim (Susan Seabright) Loar of Palmyra and Dan (Vickie) Loar of Palmyra. In addition to their children, the family grew to 11 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, and 28 great grandchildren. Lois preceded him in death on January 18, 1988. In 1990, Howard married Marion Butcher, she preceded him in death. Howard married Pearl Johns on November 11, 2000. With the marriages, his family grew with additional step children, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Pearl survives. Howard was a life -long farmer and worked at Tecumseh Products. He enjoyed wintering in Florida and spending time in northern Michigan. He proudly served in the Army from 1944 to 1946; he was stationed in the Philippines. He was a member of the First United Brethren Church. He was preceded in death by his wives, Lois, the mother of his children, and Marion, and his brother Harold. Funeral services for Howard were Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Element Church, Blissfield, with Rev. Keith Smith officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or Solid Rock Church. On line condolences are welcomed at