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Maxine LaVonne Savick

Memorial services for Maxine Lavonne Savick, age 88, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Rev. Todd Walsh will officiate. Interment will be at Freeborn Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Maxine passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Thorne Crest Retirement Community.

Maxine Lavonne Savick was born on June 7, 1928, the daughter of Millard and Bernice (Monson) Haukoos of Walters.  She was baptized and confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church in Walters.  She attended school in Walters.  Maxine married Alvin O. Savick and had six children.  She worked at Koettke’s Grocery Store in Walters and St. John’s Nursing Home in Albert Lea.  She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening along with canning fruits and vegetables.  Some of her favorite times were watching wildlife when she lived in the country.

Maxine is survived by her sons, Victor (Gail) Savick of Freeborn and Alan Savick of Albert Lea; daughters, Dixie (Dale) Johannsen of Waseca and Patti Behrens of Albert Lea; 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Julie Savick of Albert Lea; sisters, Bev Dylla of Wells, Pat Haugh of Albert Lea, and Marcia (Dick) Schorman of Villa Park, Illinois; brothers, Dennis (Inez) Haukoos, Lakeville and Ronald (Mary) Haukoos, Bloomington.  Devoted friend, Skimmer Fuchs of Wells; and very caring and helping friend, Trudy Donahue of Albert Lea.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin; sons, Kevin Savick and Mark Savick; grandson, Jesse Madson; sisters, Betty (Ray) Dylla and Janis (Earl) Seay; and brothers-in-law, Harold Haugh and Leo Dylla.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Health Systems Hospice or donor’s choice.

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I read of your loss and wanted to express my sincere condolences. May you find comfort in warm memories and coming promises. (John 5:28,29 Psalms 37:11)

Kristina Jul 1 2016 12:00 AM

Dixie and family,
My condolences to all of you.
Suzanne Thompson

Suzanne Thompson Jun 30 2016 12:00 AM

Aunt Maxine and the entire family bring back great memories for me.  Maxine would let me spend a week or more every summer.  She would give us a bowl and off to the woods Kevin and I would go to get berries where we would then make berry and ice cream shakes in the blender.  Maxine would take us kids out to her gigantic garden and have fresh veggies all summer and fall.  I can hear her now yelling upstairs for us to be quiet and go to bed as all of us were jammed into the big bed upstairs being noisy.  I thank Maxine for sending me to summer Bible camp each year where I learned Jesus is our Savior.  Although not rich in money, Maxine and the family was rich in love as they shared all they had and the memories of a lifetime were formed.  As Jesus said: you will know my followers by their love.  In Jesus name I pray for peace and love for the family and friends now & forever.  Love Bill Haugh

Bill Haugh Jun 30 2016 12:00 AM

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

Al Batt Jun 29 2016 12:00 AM

Blessings & prayers to the family of my Aunt Maxine. I last saw her when I was in Minnesota in 2006. She & I  had a chance to visit.  I miss my "up north" relatives so much. She is in my heart & memories. Mom, Janis Haukoos Seay, would share all the cards & letters exchanged to keep me up to date, included.
    For the family & friends she was closest to, I pray for the comfort & healing of their hearts. I wish I could be there for the service.
Love, Joni Buschow, Austin, Texas

Joni Lynn Buschow Jun 27 2016 12:00 AM