May 22, 1928 - February 13, 2013
Memorial Gathering will be held at
Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel
36100 5 Mile Rd. Livonia (E. of Levan)
Memorial donations in Louie's honor may be made to
Children's Hospital of Detroit
3901 Beaubien, Detroit, MI 48201
Toth, Louis M. died from complications due to congestive heart failure on February 13, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Livonia. He was born on May 22, 1928 in South Bend, IN to Louis (Rose Horvath) Toth. Surviving are his committed and loving wife Alice of 61 years, his four sons, Mike of Wayne, Dan (Janice Derian) of Plymouth, Paul (Patricia Muyskens) of Bloomington, IN and David (Laura) of Brunswick, OH; his many grandchildren Rachel (Ted) Allanson, Alexandra Derian-Toth, Meredith Derian-Toth, Casey Muyskens-Toth, Madison Derian-Toth, Garret Derian-Toth, Noah Toth, Paige Toth, and great grand-daughter Lyla Allanson and her soon-to-be little brother and many nieces and nephews. Louie was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Irma Gassensmith, and his grandson Colin Derian-Toth. Louie was employed as a dedicated design engineer by Studebaker car manufacturing in South Bend, IN until 1962 and from 1962 until 1992 he worked for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI. During his life Louie loved spending time with his family-especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time in his yard and garden-tomatoes and peppers from heaven, and fishing for perch and walleye on Lake Erie at Breast Bay. He also took great pride in his Hungarian heritage: cooking all things Hungarian including goulash over an open fire in his back yard, making red wine and smoking sausage and pork ribs in his mini-smoke house on his patio. He will be missed by us all.
Jim and Marlou Grudta wonderful neighbor and friend for many years, Louie will be missed !
Pat KienmanDear Toth Family and Friends:
I am sorry to hear about the passing of Louie. I enjoyed working with him for many years in the cadcam department.
Chuck and Jody HunterOur sympathies on your loss. We are praying for you and your family at this sorrowful time.
Chuck and Jody Hunter
Ed MoylanWhen I had development responsibiltiy for CAD at Ford, Lou was the most beloved "thorn in my side". He continually hassled me on ways things could be better. I loved and respected this man.
My condolences to his family.
Ed RighettiLou Toth Family
Sorry to here the passing of Lou,he is my prayers.
We go all the way back to Studebaker with our talks.
Lou was my instructer for the CAD system at Ford Body.
Tom WilsonLou was my boss at one point early in my career at Ford. Great guy!
John KwiatkowskiLou rest in peace. You helped me a lot at ford motor .
George & Pauline DavidsonAlice and Dan, Sorry to hear of Louie's passing, he was a good friend from our time at Studebakers and Ford. As you know we lived for a time about a block away and both hosted poker nights for work friends. He shared several of his Hungarian receipes with me that we still have. I remember working long hours together on a gravely tractor project to modernize the unit after Studebaker bought the company. I think about those times often, they were good years. Pauline remembers his african violets at your house and his green thumb and she remembers your house on Edison road in Southbend. Love and good memories, George & Pauline
Norb KreuterMy Lou rest in peace. He was a great instructor at Ford. Easy to get along with. Just a great person. So sorry for your loss.
Kenny WilsonLou was a great boss & co-worker. Lots if fun memories.
Really help make my time at Ford Motor Co more than just a place to work.
RIP my friend
Robert MillerMy deepest sympathies to Louie's family. He was a mentor to me while I was at the CADCAM department.
Susan TorokMy sympathy from an old Glen St. neighbor in South Bend. I used to babysit the boys when I was in high school. My youngest sister, Jeanette, and I still live in the family home on Glen St. Peace and blessings to all the family.
Paul NantaisMy sympathies to all Lou's family. I worked for Lou in the training group at Body Engineering. I would have been hard pressed to find a better boss or nicer person to work with.
Vincent Peter RenderMy condolence to Louie's wife Alice, Family and friends for their loss. “May they, their earthly as well as their spiritual family enjoy peace and serenity of mind, heart, and soul.”
All of us that worked with you at Ford Motor Company were happy that we had the opportunity to have worked with you and came to know you as well!!!
William ReynoldsThanks for the fond "Kingsbury family" memories.
My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family over the loss of your dad; may God bless you and allow time to heal quickly.
Dave & Judy DraplinWe heard of Lou's passing and are very sorry for your loss. We both worked with him at Ford Motor and remember him as always being upbeat and joking! He always had a smile on his face. We will keep the family in our prayers! RIP Lou!
Darlene RandazzoI worked with Lou at Ford--what a very sweet and kind person. Always had a smile and always had time to help someone else. My condolences to Lou's family. May your sweet memories of this precious man give you comfort and strength.
Dan V. Snedecor, Jr.To the Family of Louie Toth
It is with great sadness that I recieve this news. Lou Toth, as I called him when I worked with him at Ford Motor Co., was one of the best designers and mentors for me that I have had the privilege to work with. I took great pride in know Louie and working with his son Dan Toth.
I tried to be as great of a mentor to Dan as Louie was for me, but I didn't need to be because Louie was evidently a great father as well.
I will miss him, but please except my condolences for your lost.