Gustav served the church, teaching Sunday school, leading youth groups and taking leadership roles. He always made time for family and friends. His interests included history, genealogy and math. A servant to the community, Gustav served several terms on the Mitchell UVD committee. He sang in the choir and played organ and violin. A published author, Gustav also wrote an unpublished book of anecdotes from his life. A lover of nature and wildlife, Gustav grew a vast vineyard at his home in Mitchell, Man. He was a dedicated provider, working at Derksen Printers for 40 years. In retirement, he contributed weekly weather statistics to The Carillon newspaper. He won awards for his advertising design. Gustav’s strength and joy was being with people. Visitors and messages of love through his cancer journey were so important to him.