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Douglas R. Ault, 57

Douglas R. Ault, age 57, of Waverly, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018, surrounded by family and friends after complications from a massive stroke.

He was born Dec. 10, 1960, in Minneapolis, to Joseph Charles and Ruth Lydia (Kuhn) Ault.

Doug graduated from Wayzata High School, and University of North Dakota-Grand Forks with a degree in geography and Earth science.

He attended Montrose United Methodist Church regularly.

Doug was a Waverly volunteer firefighter for 23 years, served as Chief 2 the past couple years, and many years as the secretary-treasurer.

A loving husband and father, Doug was self-employed, loved life, and loved animals. He was a humanitarian, exampled by his gift of life in saving two lives by kidney donations. He understood the nature of things, and was an adventurer who was always ready for a debate or discussion.

Doug was also a foster mother to many baby goslings and ducks. He loved history – especially war history, but was also very good at looking to the future.

Doug never met a gun, boat, tractor, airplane, or chainsaw that he didn’t love. He was a big man with an even bigger heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ruth Ault.

Doug is survived by his loving wife, Meri; son, Joe (Kim); sister, Barbara; step-son, Lonny Pygman and family; stepdaughter, Jacqueline (Jeremiah) DeBolt and family; Jimmie and Lila DuBose and family; and many, many friends.

The funeral service was Thursday, March 29 at 4 p.m. at Montrose United Methodist Church.

There was visitation Wednesday, March 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, continuing Thursday one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Animal Humane Society, another animal organization, or donor’s choice.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo served the family; www.thepetersonchapel.com.

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