Kevin Savick, 55, Albert Lea

Published 9:00 am Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kevin Alvin Savick, 55, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, with family by his side.

Kevin graduated from Freeborn High School in 1974. He worked at Queen’s for 13 years and Brick Furniture from 1989 to June of 2011. He took great pride in his work.


Kevin was a very loving, caring and unselfish person. He enjoyed helping others, sports (basketball was a favorite), hiking, nature, history and learning. His passion for learning allowed him to excel at his hobbies, which included a large collection of wild cats and local history. For the last seven years, Kevin thrived on learning and sharing his knowledge of local history with others. Gifted with an amazing memory, Kevin was able to share his knowledge seldomly needing to refer to his books.

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Kevin loved children, he was greatly loved by his niece, nephews, greatnieces and nephews. Kevin is survived by his mother, Maxine Savick, of Albert Lea; sisters: Dixie (Dale) Johannsen, of Freeborn, and Patti (Larry) Behrens, of Albert Lea; brothers: Vic (Gail) Savick, of Freeborn, Alan Savick, of Albert Lea, and Mark Savick, of Freeborn; sister-inlaw, Julie Savick, of Austin; niece and nephews: Rachel (Mike) Jellum, of Waseca, Bob (Jodi) Johannsen, of Freeborn, Jesse (Amy) Madson, of Vermillion, Tony (Megan) Madson, of Eagan, Dennis (Jennifer) Savick, of Mankato, Dan (Jean) Savick, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Luke Savick, of St. Paul; 13 great-nieces and nephews; special friends: Susanne, Lon and Jeff; and many others to numerous to list.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Savick; grandparents: Millard and Bemice Haukoos.

Kevin donated his body to the University of Minnesota for the study and research of cancer in hopes to help others. At his request a family memorial will be held at a later date. The family would like to express a special thank you to Hospice for allowing Kevin to remain in his home with peace and dignity. Memorials are asked to be given to Hospice.