Leonard F. Ault passed away in the comfort of his home on June 5, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Leonard was born on October 5, 1922, in Lowell, Indiana. He spent his childhood years in Calumet City, Illinois, where he met Elizabeth, the love of his life. They were married for over 73 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater, where he received the Bronze Star, a Good Conduct Medal, and other military distinctions. He graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in industrial engineering. He spent his long career working in the commercial printing industry in Mt. Morris, Illinois, Dayton, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia, where he retired as Vice President of engineering. In 1992, Leonard and Elizabeth moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, where they were very active in their church and the Gideons.
Leonard was an avid reader, especially of the Bible. He was a man of faith, resolve and determination and had a great strength and fortitude. He was wise, principled, dependable, and a man of his word.
He enjoyed hiking, fishing, boating, camping and woodworking, and loved nothing better than long bike rides and walking hand-in-hand with his sweetheart, Elizabeth. He was involved in his church and communitiesandservedasatrusteeonthe VillageBoardinMountMorris,Illinois.Heandhiswifewere known for their hospitality. They loved sitting around the dinner table visiting with family and friends.
Leonard was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth, parents Fay and Hazel Ault, his three siblings Wayne Ault, Erma McKinney and Evelyn Bednar Paul, and his son-in-law, Terry Ridenour. He is survived by his son, David (Vonna) Ault, daughters Diane Ridenour and Donna Ault, grandchildren Jennifer (Steve) Truesdale and Jonathan Ridenour, and four great-grandchildren Mina, Gwen, Sterling, and Steinar Truesdale.
The family will have a graveside service at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Memorials can be sent to Faith Church in Fort Collins, Gideons International, and Pathways Hospice.