John Carl Loeffler

East Tawas, Michigan
November 10, 1927 - September 12, 2020

Visitations

John's family will welcome friends for a time of visitation on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City.

Service Location

Emmanuel Lutheran Church ~ Tawas City

Services

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tawas City with Reverend Mark Lindloff officiating. John's family will welcome friends at church on Friday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service.

Obituary Notice

John Carl Loeffler of East Tawas, passed away peacefully at Tawas Village on Saturday, September 12, 2020, age 92 years. John was born on November 10, 1927 to John George and Mathilda (Luckhardt) Loeffler in the Sebewaing, Michigan area. After leaving school in the 8th grade, he worked for the Ashman Theater Company. He met his wife, Mirrell (McCallum) in Sebewaing, and the couple married in October of 1948. He and Mirrell moved to East Tawas in the early 50's and ran the Family Theater. While running the theater, he took a correspondence course in electronics and eventually opened Loeffler Television and Appliance Store on Newman Street in East Tawas, and successfully operated the store for thirty years. John was also very involved in his local community, serving as a volunteer fire fighter for the East Tawas Fire Department, a member of the Tawas Area Lions Club, and an active member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church for many years. John is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Mirrell on April 30, 2007. He is survived by his four loving sons, Brian (Laura) Loeffler, Kirk (Janet) Loeffler, Rodney (Shannon) Loeffler, and Brent (Teril) Loeffler; 9 grandchildren, Kevin Loeffler, Kerry Loeffler, Krista Loeffler, Kristin Velthouse; Ryan Loeffler, Bradley Loeffler, Alex Loeffler, and Autumn Loeffler; 2 step grandchildren, Stacie Hewitt and Jason Sheridan; 6 great grandchildren, Noah Loeffler, Reed Loeffler, Mykel Michaud, Ethan Eklund, Landry Velthouse, and Sawyer Velthouse. John's family will welcome friends for a time of visitation on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tawas City with Reverend Mark Lindloff officiating. John's family will welcome friends at church on Friday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service. Interment will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery in East Tawas. Those wishing to express their condolences are encouraged to consider a gift to either Compassus Hospice of West Branch or to the Emmanuel Lutheran School in John's name. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

Those wishing to express their condolences are encouraged to consider a gift to either Compassus Hospice of West Branch or to the Emmanuel Lutheran School in John's name.

Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery ~ East Tawas

Condolences

My condolences go out to Loeffler family. I remember John as a TV repairman--and his wife at the 'record store'. Fine persons they were. May God bless you all. // Alan Joe Helmer
— ALAN J. HELMER
Iam so sorry for your loss, i loved being with him we laugh alot he really liked me coming around and i enjoyed his company what a very nice man and very smart God Bless you all
— LINDA ADAMS
My sincere condolences to John’s family. His son Kirk is a good friend and I know this is a very difficult tome for him and his family as well as the rest of John’s family. Sending love your way.
— Julie Marshall
my deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire Loeffler family
— Frank Mahon
My thoughts and prayers for Mr Loeffler. May he rest in Peace... and may his family take comfort in the knowledge of all the good things he did for our community. He was a good man and a Treasure of the Tawases. Thank you John Loeffler for bringing good memories to so many people.
— Tom MacMurray
Prayers and Condolences to Mr. Loeffler’s family. We were all just kids when I worked at the fabric store for your Mom and Dad. He and your Mom were very nice people and helped develop my love for fabric and sewing.
— Amy Savage Colasinski
Sorry Brian and family.
— Steven Fountain
To all The Loefflor’s. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Your Mom, Dad, and all of you will always be near and dear to my heart. I send prayers to you all and hope you find peace in the memories your parents created. Prayers and love to you all
— Sue (Herman) Johnson
Good memories of John's years of service at the Tawas Senior Center. He sure could defend his point of view!
— Rae McCready
I send my sincere condolences to John's family. We had a couple of good visits back when I could go into Lakeview Manor. I know he knew me through my Dad for many years. May he rest in peace.
— Linda Hicks
My condolences for the Loeffler family.
— Paul H. French
Brian you and your family are in our prayers during this difficult time.
— John Brummeler
My condolences to the family for it's hard to move into this stage of life. I do remember the tv repair shop and know his son's. I pray the spirit of love and compassion be with the family at this their time of need Amen
— John Bellinger
Rod an Shannon an rest of family sorry for your loss. God bring comfort an strength the weeks an days following your dads funeral.
— Victor Kindell II
I just wanted to say I'm very sorry for your loss my condolences to the family he was a great man I was proud to have known him growing up God-bless you in the family
— Scott serschen
Sorry for your loss , John was a great man! I loved his smile.
— Rebecca Stitzer
So sorry for your loss.
— Lee and Becky White
Brian, I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your father. . My thoughts and prayers to your entire family.
— Jack Smith
I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. You know Patsy and Don are throwing a house party in heaven tonight.
— Julie Herman
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. What a wonderful man he was. Our community was very fortunate . What a nice photo and Obituary for him. Until you meet again may you know he is experiencing great peace. ❤️🙏🏻❤️
— Paula Buckmeier
Rod and the entire family, we are sorry for the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he rest in peace.
Dave and Sandy Ledin
— Sandy (Winchell) Ledin
Condolences to all the Loeffler Family in the loss of your father. Rest In Peace John. You were a great neighbor for a lot of years.
— Bob and Kharla Howser
During my early years with the Iosco County News, I sold my own advertising and always enjoyed my weekly visits with John at his Newman Street store. In fact, besides our television sets, John later sold vinyl records. Yesterday, I was listening to one I bought for my son -- Sir Elton John's "Yellow Brick Road". John was a good man. He will be missed. I wish the Loeffler family comfort.
— Neal R. Miller
I'm so sorry for your loss. I have many happy memories of growing up in our neighborhood.
— Mary M.
So sorry for your loss
— Dale and Kathy Bischoff
Prayers for comfort and great memories for the Loeffler family. So sorry for your loss.
— Rick Penn
Prayers for all the family, it's so hard to lose a parent , grandparent, and great grandparent. Rest in Peace Mr. Loeffler. Thank you for all you did for all of us when in Tawas and East Tawas. Rest in Peace. Our Memories are so important to all of us.
— Marti Long Diamond
Prayers to the Loeffler family. What a great loss to the community. Growing up I would visit John's shop at least once a week to get the top 100 list from WTAC and WKNX and many times spent my allowance on the top 45 record. Once in a while, the door would be locked. Only later did I learn that John was serving his community as a volunteer firefighter. He was a perfect example of what we do. Giving up time away from home and family to go to training, and leaving his business to protect lives and property. Thank you John. You will be missed.
— Bill Deckett
Brian and family, sorry to hear about your dad. John will be in our prayers.
— Lyle and Louise KLinger
Prayers and thoughts are with you Brian, Laura and family during this difficult time. RIP John.
— June Scott
We're sorry to hear of the loss of your father Brian and Laura. Our condolences to the family. God Bless and comfort you.
— Cecille Chapman & John Wetteroff
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are for the Loeffler family!
— Chris Wojahn and family
So sorry for you loss. RIP John.
Jeanette (Ackerman/-Branham) Freytag
— Jeanette Freytag
I am writing on behalf of my father, Carlos Uribe, who was sad to learn the news of the passing of his childhood friend. In about 1936-38, my Aunt Amelia took a picture of my dad, his brother Bob, some Salcido boys, and Johnny. My dad has always cherished this childhood memory. Our deepest condolences to your family.
— Amy Uribe
So sorry for your loss. I worked for Mr. Loeffler (called him John when I got older) when he operated the Family Theater. I remember Mirrell bringing the boys in once in a while to see him. And always brought them the Saturdays before Christmas. John started showing free movies every Saturday afternoon for the children, from the first of December until Christmas (sponsored by the local business people, this gave parents time to do their Christmas shopping). We had wall to wall children (even in the aisles). John used to joke about what people did in the winter. Prayers are with you all.
— Lillian Engle
Brian, Kirk, Rodney and Brent and your families, we were so sorry to hear of hour dad’s passing. I can’t help but think of all the old times with the family as our band practiced in the garage on the weekends. John and Mirrell always encouraged us to rock on. I remember Christmas/ New Year parties in the basement with all the neighbors in attendance. After Marti and I were married we maintained our friendship with John and Mirrell. When we moved to GR we continued to visit the Loefflers when we were in Tawas. Brian kept us informed on the goings on with the family and Kirk was in the GR area and we would stop into his restaurant to catch up with him. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.
— Drew and Marti Campbell
I was saddened by the news of John's passing. He and Mirrell were dear friends of my parents. They lived across the back fence through my teen years and then moved to their new home less than a block away. I remember when John opened his appliance repair shop. I helped distribute pamphlets announcing the new business. He paid a bunch of us (youngsters then) $10 for our work. It was a great deal and bought many sodas at Marion's. One of my fondest memories of John had to do with "Pat's Porch," where he and my Dad loved to sit and talk about the old days. Mom loved to tell the story of finding John and Dad fast asleep in their chairs on that porch many times. They enjoyed each other's company whether or not they were awake. My thoughts are with John's four sons as they deal with their loss. But as my daughter said, there's a gonna be a heckuva party up in heaven when John, Mirrell, Don and Pat get together again.
— Jim Herman

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