Robert T. Savage, 82, of Fort Dodge passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Trinity Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 at Corpus Christi Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating. A visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with a Vigil at 6:30 and a time of sharing to follow.
Bob is survived by his son, Don (Mary) Savage of Urbandale, IA, and their children, Leah (Ryan) Neilson and Jill, son Jeff (Pam) Savage of Austin, TX; and their children, Keaton and Carissa; daughter, Laura (Mike) Savage-Warren of Johnston, IA, their children, Trenton and Kristin (Emil) Bliss; son Craig (Teresa) Savage of Clive, IA, and their children, Kyle, Alex, Nick and Jack; great grandchildren, Kyla, Caden, Noah, Elijah, Caleb, and Lily Jo; sister-in-law, Marilyn Savage of Fort Dodge; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Mildred (Beadle) Savage; wife, Phyllis; and brother, Doug Savage.
Robert Thomas Savage was born March 22, 1936, in Fort Dodge. He attended Sacred Heart schools and graduated from Sacred Heart High School. Following his education, he enlisted in the National Guard and served until his honorable discharge in 1972. He was united in marriage to Phyllis Marie Rustemier on November 29, 1958, at St. John's Church in Bancroft. The couple made their home in Fort Dodge. Bob and his father owned and operated The Marina of Fort Dodge from 1958 until 1965. Robert was employed with Hormel for a period of time and then in 1966 he started Savage Coin Machine business. Bob owned and operated the shop until 2006. He was a long time voice of Corpus Christi Bingo and President of the Coin Operator's Association. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids, fishing, spending time at Lake Erie, and traveling.
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We share your loss . Bobby and Doug were great friends of ours in our formative years.
May Bobby rest in peace.
Pat and Jan O'Leary
Grand Beach, Michigan
Bob was the Father of my FDSE schoolmates Jeff, Don, Laura and Craig. He was the Uncle of my 16th St. neighborhood family Doug, Marilyn, Jim, Jerry, John, Joe and Mary Jane Not a bad one in the bunch. He brought a foosball table and jukebox to their 16th basement and us kids thought that was heaven. Good memories and prayers to you all. You are all always welcome in Spirit Lake. Mark Brown FDSE '80.
Bob will be greatly missed. Bob gave me my start into collecting jukeboxes and 45rpm records. He was always very kind to take the time to help another person out; for he was indeed a people person. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
Bob has been my Messenger customer for 13 years snd his passing is a shock. I remember him leaving for coffee just as I was delivering his paper. He would always stop the car and ask how I was doing in that nice deep voice. It meant alot that he took that time to ask. My prayers and sympathy to his children and the rest of the family.
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