Leonard Harold Michaels, 82, of Lemont, and formerly of St. Charles, Warrenville and Sterling, IL passed away December 10, 2021 at Edward Hospital in Naperville.
He was born on October 2, 1939 in Chicago, the son of Leonard and Harriett (Rosinski) Michaels. He was united in marriage to Joyce Michaels on March 28, 1987 in West Chicago, IL.
After graduating from Purdue University, where he was a member of the marching band. He later went on to obtain his MBA at the University of Chicago. He worked for Molex as an electrical engineer before founding the company Industrial Interfaces. He later partnered with wife Joyce to start Signs of the Fox in St. Charles and Geneva.
Len was actively involved in the communities that he lived in. He was part of the Kiwanis club, wrote for the Sauk Valley newspaper as well as taught Creative Writing at Sauk Valley Community College. He had a passion for serving others, as sponsor for friends of Bill W. for over 40 years.
He is survived by his two sons; Dwayne “Dewey” (Rhonda) Michaels and Danny Michaels, eight step-children Ron (Laura) Coleman, Mike (Suzanne) Coleman, John Coleman, Mark (Bobbi) Coleman, Carolyn (Wendell) Hall, Michael (Theresa) Grenon, Denise Wojcik, and Amy (Chris) Berry; sisters Mary Ann Michaels, Arlene (Ted) Salamendra and Susie Gron.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Joyce.
Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 10 am until time of Celebration of Life Service 11am at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 516 S. Washingtopn St., Naperville.Print Obituary & Condolences