Mr. Gustav “Gus” Schielke passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 while in the Stettler Hospital at the age of 97 years.
Gus was born on July 18, 1918 in Castor, AB. and grew up alongside of his sisters Hilda, Lil and brother Benny. Gus was a born mechanic and always had a vested interest in how things worked. He spent most of this life in automotive mechanics and managed 3 garages over the years. He also worked for various oil companies before retiring in Stettler, AB.
Gus loved to tell stories, visit and be a funny prankster at times. Travelling was a passion and learning of new faces and places. He also loved to camp, fish and build things from scratch. Never a dull moment when Gus was busy with projects!
Gus is survived by his companion and best friend Betty Cowie; stepchildren Margaret (Merl) Steiger, Jenny (Dave) Schumann, Roberta Rouse (Brad Steinhoff), Betty-Jo (Del) Sheridan,Wendy Cowie (Darrel McLeod); step grandchildren: Nicole (Shawn) Siebold, Leanne (Dave) Harris, Breanne Schumann, Sarah Schumann, Corey (Ashley) Ventnor, Drew Rouse, Dallas (Tyler) Mayhew, Nick Sheridan, Chantel (Allan) Hewitt and Russell Simpson; step great- grandchildren: Trevor, Clint, Kendall, Francis, Abigail, Emilia, Josey, Charlotte, Cheyanne and Brailynn; niece Margaret Quaschnick; nephew Randy (Debra) Schielke; other family and friends.
A funeral service was held on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the Heartland Chapel of the Stettler Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Schulze officiating. Special favourite recorded selections were played. The active pallbearers were Dave Schumann, Corey Ventnor, Merl Steiger, Russell Simpson, Del Sheridan and Brad Steinhoff. Honorary pallbearers were All Those Who Touched Gus’ Life. The interment took place in Lake View Cemetery, Stettler, AB
Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME, 403-742-3422,
entrusted with the care and arrangements.