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Ross Savage

September 30, 1928 — September 10, 2009

James "Ross" Savage, 80, of Barnes, KS, died Thursday, September 10, 2009 at his home. A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 14, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church south of Barnes. Pastor Rodney Fritz officiated. Kathie Otney played the organ while the congregation sang “Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus”, “I’m But A Stranger Here” and “O That the Lord Would Guide My Ways.” Pallbearers were Jay Savage, Mike Savage, Bob Carlson, Dave Savage, Steve Bender and Don Long. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Hanson, Bill Rencin, Harold Travelute, D.O. Parker, Neil Klozenbucher, Jere Wiechman and Mark Cudney. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Barnes. Ross was born September 30, 1928 on the family farm near Barnes, the son of Fred and Eunice Wilkinson Savage. On December 19, 1958, he married Darlene Bargman Wienck, the service held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and was conducted by Rev. C. G. Larson. He was Baptized and Confirmed in the Christian faith on November 23, 1959 at St. Peter’s by the Rev. Wilson Maurer, Vacancy Pastor. Ross served His Lord as a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and as the Treasurer of the congregation. He served his country as a member of the National Guard. Ross helped to form the Barnes Lion’s Club where he was an active member of the Club. He served as Mayor of Barnes; owned and operated Savage’s HyKlas and Locker and managed the Barnes Coop. He served on the Maplewood Cemetery Board and enjoyed working for area farmers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Ross was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Eunice; one daughter, Patricia Savage; two brothers, Jerry and Dale Savage; one sister, Alice Bender; and by four grandsons, Jared Kuhlman, Randy Jacobs, and two infant twin grandsons. Survivors include his wife, Darlene; four daughters, Janice Baker of Green Acres, FL, Ladonna Hornkohl of Palmer, KS, Susan Ownbey of Danville, IL, and Beth Meyer and husband Randy of Palmer; one son, Ralph Weinck and his wife Sarah of Marysville, KS; one brother, Dean Savage and wife Faye of Barnes; two sisters, Betty Long and her husband Orville of Linn, KS, and Bonnie Carlson of Louisberg, KS; eighteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and by his many, many friends. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ross Savage, please visit our flower store.


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