Darlene M. Savage, 95, Linn, died Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the Linn Community Nursing Home, Linn. Visitation was held from 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 16 at the Ward Funeral Home in Linn. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service was at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 17, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Linn. Pastor David Gruoner officiated. Eunice Beier was organist and the congregation sang “Asleep in Jesus,” “I Am But a Stranger Here,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Heaven is My Home.” Pallbearers were James Hornkohl, Danny Hornkohl, Cody Meyer, Cory Wienck, Nathan Ownbey and Caleb Hornkohl. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Barnes, KS. Darlene was born in rural Washington County on August 5, 1924 to Johann “John” and Catherine “Lena” (Rahe) Bargman. She was baptized on August 17, 1924 at Zion Lutheran and confirmed in 1938 at St. John’s Lutheran. Darlene married Edgar Wienck on June 13, 1943 at Zion Lutheran, Linn, KS. To this union three children were born, Janice, Ralph and Ladonna. Edgar died in October of 1956. She married Ross Savage on December 19, 1958 and to this union they had daughters, Patricia, Susan and Beth. In the early years, Darlene was a homemaker and enjoyed working outside in the yard and garden. She then worked alongside Ross at Savage’s Hy-Klas in Barnes. In 1972, Darlene went back to school and earned her nursing degree. She worked for several nursing homes and hospitals. She later became an administrator at the Linn Community Nursing Home. After retiring for a few years, she returned to the nursing home and worked in housekeeping. Preceding her in death were her parents; husbands, Edgar Wienck, and Ross Savage on September 10, 2009; daughter, Patricia Savage; brothers, Lyle Bargman and Virgil Bargman; and four grandsons, Jared Kuhlman, Randy Jacobs and infant twins. Survivors include her son, Ralph (Sarah) Wienck, Marysville; daughters, Janice Baker, Green Acres, FL, Ladonna Hornkohl, Palmer, Susan Ownbey, Catlin, IL, Beth (Randy) Meyer, Palmer; sister, Evelyn Meeker, Mesa, AZ; sister-in-law, Marilyn Bargman, Palmer; eighteen grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. A memorial fund is established to the Linn Community Nursing Home. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington, KS.
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