William (Bill) Tobler


William (Bill) Tobler, age 71, passed away on May 21, 2018 following a massive stroke.  A PhD graduate from Cornell University, Bill spent his entire career as an Engineer at Ford Motor Company.  He was a computer expert who, upon being hired by Ford in 1975, introduced them to computer modeling for transmissions, raising the company to the state of the art. He received numerous patents throughout his Ford career.  He was active in local politics for 40 years and was working full time as the Deputy Supervisor of Augusta Township, MI when he died.  In addition to his love of computers, Bill was an environmentalist, gardener and farmer who was known for his generosity in helping others. 
Dr. Tobler is survived by his loving wife, Wendy, his sisters Mrs. Judi Nelson of NJ and Dr. Lori Tobler of CA, and his brother Ruedi Tobler, also of CA.
 Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue at www.fmar1.org.

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