Obituary of Louis Farkas
September 7, 1943 - January 9, 2023
Louis L. Farkas age 79 of Woodhaven
Beloved husband of the late Frances. Loving father of Kathleen(David) Farkas, Frances (Raymond) Farkas, Louis S. (Jocelyn) Farkas, and Kenneth (Jennifer) Farkas. Dearest grandfather of Walter, Christopher, Caroline, Stacy, Ella, Kiersten, Ellyce, Mason, and Ethan. Dear great grandfather of Ava, Leon, Egan, and Dean. Brother of Rosemary (Paul) Palys, and the late Stephen (the late Eleanor) Farkas.
Family Tribute ~
Louis Leslie Farkas, “Lully,” went to his eternal rest on Monday, January 9, 2023. On the day of his passing, the sun came out. His granddaughter, Ellyce, said it best when she said “I truly believe it was sunny outside because my Grandpa joined my Grandma (Frances) up there.” His entire family shares in this belief, as Louis missed his wife every day and often longed for her to be with him again. Now that they are together, we are sure they will both be watching over their family, in the company of their “Lucky” dog, who also passed on the same day as Louis.
Louis was born in Detroit and raised in the community of Del Ray. His family belonged to Holy Cross Hungarian Catholic Church, where he also attended grade school, served as an altar boy and remained a member. He graduated from Southwestern High School in Detroit and went to work for General Motors right after. He worked for his beloved General Motors for 44 years and retired happily.
He married Frances Smith of Lincoln Park, in 1964. Together, they raised four children, Kathleen (Dave), Frances (Ray), Louis (Jocelyn) and Kenneth (Jennifer). He was a proud grandfather to Walter, Christopher, Caroline (Leon), Stacy (Robin), Ella, Kiersten, Ellyce, Mason and Ethan. He was great-grandfather to Ava, Leon, Egan, Dean and Baby Kind. In their 54 years of marriage, Louis and Frances enjoyed traveling together to Gaylord every summer, attending weekend Masses at Our Lady of the Woods, watching the Detroit Red Wings and spending time with their family. Frances entered her eternal rest in 2019, and Louis continued with their favorite routines.
Louis was a talented carpenter. He often tinkered around, making clocks, fixing things for his grandchildren and working on cars. He always liked to have a project or something to do. He was a very hard-working man. In his retirement years, he spent time around his home, walking and pampering his dog, Lucky, and going shopping. Shopping was a hobby for Louis. He loved to score a good deal and would often share with his children and grandchildren. Although his family did not always like the deals he came across, they would readily try the new candies, foods and things that he would bring home. These shopping trips often became a hot topic of conversation within the family circle. Everyone was always curious as to what Dad may bring home next, who would get a newly discounted outside Christmas Ornament, which grand/great grandchild would be gifted with a new toy from the Dollar Tree or who would get blessed with the day old donuts or bananas.
He was very generous and loved to be surrounded by his family. He would often be found having weekly lunches with his daughter, Fran. He had weekly dinners with his son, Kenneth and his wife Jennifer. He enjoyed it when his grandchildren and great-grandchildren would come to visit him. He would take them for ice cream or to get a Happy Meal and play at McDonalds. Those visits were so important to him and he looked forward to them. These weekly routines became very tough as he got ill, but he would manage and do everything not to cancel. These weekly “dates” and the time he spent with his family, set an example of instilling the value of “Family First,” and he will be greatly missed.
Officiant: Father Bob Johnson
John Molnar, Sr. opened the Detroit Hungarian Funeral Home, now the Molnar Funeral Homes, in 1923. The funeral home began in his home until relocating across the street to it's Delray location at 8623 Dearborn Avenue, in 1936. He had a strong work ethic and believed that you should never stop learning...