Gustav “Gus” Sauer, 78, Hays, died Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society-Hays.

He was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Ellis to Adam and Augusta (Hoffman) Sauer. He married Patricia “Pat” Staab on Nov. 4, 1961, in WaKeeney.

He was a lifetime farmer. He enjoyed woodworking, polka music and dancing. He was a member of the Sunflower Polka Club.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Randy Sauer and wife, Nichole, Hays, and Kevin Sauer and companion, Gretchen Moreno, Hays; a sister, Anna Kingham, Norton; three grandchildren, Alyssa Schulte and husband, Kevin, Hays, Dylan Sauer, Kansas City, and Courtny Sauer, Hays; and three great-grandchildren, Kendall, Avyn and Spencer Schulte, Hays. He also leaves behind a loving extended family with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Ernest, Adam, Ludwig, Rudy and Alfred Sauer, and four sisters, Marie and Martha Armbrister, Minnie Kingham and Louise Powell.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine St., Hays, KS 67601. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Hays.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel.

Memorial are suggested to Hays Plaza Apartments, 1005 W. 28th St., Hays, KS 67601

Condolences can be left for the family at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com.