Savage, Julia Fae (Dunkle), Freeland, Michigan


Went to meet her heavenly Father Monday evening, May 25, 2015. Age 91 years. The daughter of the late Delos and Ruby Dunkle, Julia was born September 16, 1923 in Clare County’s Lincoln Township, Michigan. She married Gerald J. Savage Sr., the love of her life, on June 24, 1946. He predeceased her in 1984. Julia graduated as an RN from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in 1945. She was very proud to have worked as a cadet nurse during WW II. She went on to work at St. Luke’s Hospital in Saginaw and at Saginaw Veteran’s Hospital until her retirement. Julia was never afraid of work, in fact while working as an RN, she also helped her husband on their farm. Her delicious homemade buns were a legend among family and friends, as were her pancakes and noodles. She was a member of The First Church of God in Saginaw. Julia loved the Lord and attending church, especially singing the old hymns. Along with the Lord, Julia’s family was the most important thing in her life. She loved them all dearly. There was nothing she liked better than getting together for a family picnic. Of course, she was always happy to include anyone else and everyone always knew they were welcome at her house! Grams left her family with a wonderful legacy and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She leaves behind to cherish her memory are two children, Terry Savage, Freeland; Mary Williams (Dave Van Epps), Auburn; daughter-in-law, Patty Savage, Freeland; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lucille Arnett; several nieces and nephews. Julia was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Jackie Becker and her husband Frank and her beloved son, Jerry Savage, and by her brothers and sisters, Clinton, Bud, Austin and Elmer Dunkle, Mildred Blaine, Marge Mcquiston, Ima Jean Armentrout and Teasil Cascadden. Funeral service will take place on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road. Pastor David Van Norman will officiate with entombment in Chapel Hill Mausoleum in Freeland. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the wishes of the family. www.snowfuneralhome.net