Remembering Leon Wittner
Long-serving ACU board member Leon Wittner passed away on June 13, 2023. Leon G. Wittner Jr was born in Denver, Colorado on October 25, 1939. He joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school at the age of 17. He served all over the world and returned home to work at the U.S. Mint in Denver. Not satisfied with his level of education, he attended night school at Denver Metropolitan College. He graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering and worked for several companies before settling in with the Army Corp of Engineers, where he spent the majority of his career. When he came to ACU, Leon was General Engineer with the Brigade Coordination Cell at Fort Lewis. He was an advocate and “true believer” in ACU. He would often share how the credit union had “saved his life”, helping him create a foundation that made him a financial success.
Mr. Wittner became a member of the credit union in 1984. Over the years and after getting to know the staff and CEO Ken Leonard, he was asked to serve on the Supervisory Committee. After some time he joined the and Board of Directors and eventually served as the Board President as well as other offices off and on for almost 40 years.
Mr. Wittner had a keen interest in investing and money management. He kept the ACU management team on their toes challenging them to innovate and improve services. Always an advocate for members and prudent financial stewardship, he pressed us to be compassionate and competitive. The management team of ACU would like to thank his wife of 62 years Carol and their family for supporting and sharing Mr. Wittner with ACU for all of those years.
The ACU family appreciates his dedication to our mission.