Louis H. Reilly, age 97, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo.
He was born on a farm in Norwalk, Ohio, August 15, 1916, the youngest of seven children, all whom preceded him in death. He went to a one room school house for eight years and graduated from New London High School in 1934.
Louis came to Toledo in 1935, during The Great Depression, and worked for the former National Supply Co. for 23 years and retired from the former DeVilbiss Co. after 20 years as a machine shop foreman in 1979. In 1940 he married Mildred Pheiffer from Norwalk, Ohio, who preceded him in death in 1987.
He honorably served his country in the Army during World War II and is a member of Conn Weissenberger American Legion Post 587. He is also a member of Eagles post 197 on Jackman Road. In 1990 he married Irene Gruen, who preceded him in death in2010. During retirement he bowled in several leagues and enjoyed playing golf in the summertime. He loved to dance and was a member of the Toledo Area Polka Society and International Music Society.
Louis is survived by his daughters, Janice (Ken) Zeman, Barbara Murawski Reilly; sons, Donald Reilly, Richard (Jeannine) Reilly; step sons, Rodney (Nancy) Gruen, Gary (Barbara) Gruen, David (Deb) Gruen; step daughters, Connie Gruen, Karen Jambor; 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, 14 step grandchildren and 20 step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Kathy Reilly.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 10:00am Monday at St. Clement Church.
Friends are invited to visit from 2:00 to 8:00pm Sunday at Ansberg-West Funeral Home 3000 Sylvania Avenue, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00pm. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be left at www.ansberg-west.com