"Ever the warrior philosopher. With a laugh so infectious it reverberated and engaged. A walking contradiction, who would proudly declare, 'It has never been my aim to be conventional,' and that is what guided his life."
His obit concludes:
"In lieu of flowers, to honor Axel do something unconventional or love someone deeply, or fix something with the proper tool or take utter delight is something small, or throw your head back and laugh with glee and gusto. We will forever miss you, our dear one. The rainbow will be brighter with your spirit. Auf wiedersehen."
How would you like people you leave behind to honor you after your death?