John Louis Tofaute, MD


Dr. John Louis Tofaute, MD, age 84 years, passed away on August 9, 2019, in Southgate, Michigan, surrounded by friends and family. John was born in Rockville, Indiana, to Mac Daniel Tofaute and Eleanor (Burton) Tofaute.
John was a graduate of Rockville High School, Purdue University, and Indiana University Medical School. He practiced as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. In recent years, he practiced as a medical legal expert.
John enjoyed nature, especially fishing with his father and brother George; and the arts; and was an avid reader. He touched many lives and will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by four children, John Michael Tofaute of Phoenix, Arizona, Suzanne Argenta (Reynold, deceased) of Southgate, Michigan, Julie Exley (Rick) of Phoenix, Arizona, and Steve Tofaute of Carmel, Indiana; grandsons, John Quinkert (Melissa) of Brownstown, Michigan, and Reece Tofaute of Carmel, Indiana; and granddaughter, Marlie Tofaute of Carmel, Indiana. He is also survived by one brother, attorney George Tofaute (Wanda) of Terre Haute, Indiana. Also surviving are a niece, Annette Henderson (Dan) of Louisville, Kentucky; and nephews, Phillip Tofaute (Lynnette) of Terre Haute, Indiana, and David Tofaute (Kathy) of Louisville, Kentucky. Great-nieces and nephews include Kristyn Smith (Kenneth), Ben Tofaute (Julia), Alex Henderson (Sara), Emily Tofaute of Louisville, Kentucky, and Preston Tofaute and Spence Tofaute of Terre Haute, Indiana.
A celebration of John's life will be attended by family only. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or a charity of your choice.
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Jim Bouse
Aug 22, 2019
Thank you for sharing a memorable journey to Israel. I remember the wonderful things we experienced.
Memory Eternal John!
Larry Topping
Aug 22, 2019
I'll never forget the wonderful afternoon we spent together, shopping in the Old City, in Jerusalem, Israel, during our pilgrimage to the Holy Land, in February of 1995. Just you and me, among the bustling, shoulder-to-shoulder-crowded, narrow streets, hearing six different languages being spoken around us, all the while. I loved that pilgrimage and you were one of the many parts that made it special for me. Thanks for everything, John, especially your wisdom and advice. Memory eternal, my friend.
Rick Zajac
Aug 22, 2019
God bless you John! We had fun. May your memory be eternal.