Dale Savage

Date of Birth May 11, 1956
Date of Death May 6, 2010

Dale Allan Savage, second child and only son of the late Arnold F. Savage and Marlene L. (Wykes) Savage, was born in Pasadena, CA, May 11, 1956 and departed this life in Wichita, KS at the VA Hospital, May 6, 2010 at the age of 53, after a brief battle with cancer.
Dale and his four sisters grew up in Caldwell where he attended school, graduating in the Caldwell High School Class of 1974. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps, then returned to Caldwell, becoming a lifelong resident. He was well known for his skills of woodworking and auto mechanics and his love of hunting, fishing, and farm work. Dale was always very protective of his mother and sisters. After his father’s death, he made it his mission to be there for his mother and grandmother.
He is preceded in death by his father, Arnold Savage.
He is survived by daughters Dusti Glendening of Richfield, MN and Megan Savage of Belle Plaine, KS; mother Marlene Savage of Caldwell, KS; grandmother Evelyn Wykes of Caldwell, KS; sisters, Cristy Twombly of Kayenta, AZ; Cindy Bailey of Peyton, CO; Laurie Tomko of Glendora, CA; and Jana Savage of Clifton, CO. His legacy includes three grandchildren, Noah and Caden Glendening, Brooklyn Lang; three nephews, five nieces, and many friends, all whom will deeply miss him.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 10, 2010 at the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas. Rev. Jan McDaniel will officiate.

Friends may call at the mortuary 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010 and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 2010.

Family suggests memorials be made to the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center.


Dusti, Megan, and family - My prayers are with you in the loss of your dad. I can't hear the Jeff Healey song "Angel Eyes" without thinking of him singing it nice and loud at Blackwell Lake. Those were funny times at the "french fry factory". I hope that you'll be holding all your memories of him close to help you get through this tough time. Love you!

I was so sad to hear about Dale passing. I have such fun, wonderful memories of him! He was just like a family member to my brothers and me. I enjoyed re-connecting with him while he worked at the South Haven School, and everyone there just loved him! He will be missed by many! My thoughts and prayers are with his family!

Dusti and Megan -
We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and also your families.

Jack, Connie and Trevor

Hi Dusti,

Just wanted to let you and your family know that me and the boys are thinking of all of you! I saw that your Dad used to sing "Angel Eyes" by Jeff Healey- love that song and have been known to sing it a time or two as well! From the messages and from knowing you, he sounds like he was a very fun Dad. Once you get back to MN, we will want to have you and the boys over.

Much love,
Emily, Aaron, Kotter, Jeremiah, and Gibson

Marlene and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of being at your big house on Main Street with Christy. Dale was a sweet guy and will be missed.

Dear Marlene and Family,

I am so sorry Dale is not here on this earth with us anymore. I hope he is not in any pain anymore. I have many memories of him spending alot of time at our house. He was so patient with our son Jacob when it came to mechanic work. Jacob was always wanting to work on his vehicle. We'd call Dale, and he'd come out and help Jacob out. He would have Jacob do the work, but be there to tell him what he needed to do. He also loved to dance. And I was always a willing partner. I will miss him. Donice

I always enjoyed him coming by the house. We spent many hours talking about farming, when he worked for Dave Ginn, and I worked for Uncle Bill. When I had my 68' Road Runner, he helped me work on it. We made a really strong motor. Dale had a blast when we finally took it for a drive down the Anson road. I even let him take it for a drive by himself. When he came back, (I was a nervous wreck the whole time), he looked at me, and said,"you know, I think it would have out ran my 49." There are too many fond memories to tell. I will remember them with a smile. He will be missed.

We were in Texas when we heard about Dale. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. He spent a lot of his time with us and was such a talented and kind person. Dave could put him in the field and never worry because if anything went wrong, he knew he and Dale could fix it. He is in such a better place and finally without pain. We will continue to pray for him and for your family and are so sorry we could not attend the service.


Thinking of you during this time.