Vernon, 71, passed away at his home in Gillette on Oct. 17, 2011. Burial will take place at Gillette, Wyo.
Vernon Leroy Ault was born on Jan. 10, 1940, the son of Lloyd and Nellie (Robinett) Ault in Des Moines, Ia. Vernon was educated in Ankeny, Ia. After graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard and served for 21 1/2 years, earning the rank of first sergeant.
Vernon entered into family farming until 1987. He met Gertrude "Gertie" O'Hearn, of Spencer, in Des Moines. The couple married on Jan. 19, 1963.
He enjoyed watching sports and doing carpentry work. He loved spending time with his family.
Vernon is survived by his wife, Gertie Ault, of Gillette, Wyo.; four sons: David of Mount Airy, Md., Daniel; Donald; and Richard, of Gillette, Wyo.; two daughters: Mary Eischeid and Susan Deranick, of Gillette, Wo.; one brother; one sister; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son-in-law, Mike Deranick.
Condolences may be sent to: Gertie Ault, 5311 Friday St., Gillette, Wyo., 82718.