Perry M. Savage, 65, of Wausau, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Perry was born January 13, 1945, in Oshkosh, to Jesse and Inez (Ryan) Savage. On October 28, 1967 he married Judith Viergutz who survives.
Perry served six years in the National Guard. He was a retired special education teacher with the Wausau School District.
Throughout his life Perry had been active in the Sea Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Skeet Shooting, Scuba Diving and was a member of the Elks Club.
Perry's first years of teaching were in History. He continued this interest throughout his life. He often related the world around him to events in our history books. Perry enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and cutting firewood. Deer hunting was his favorite time of the year, he really liked his venison. He enjoyed spending as much time as he could up at his "cabin" in the woods in Minocqua, with his family. He lived to see his children and grandchildren enjoying the woods and water. Perry was so proud of his children and how he helped them attain their goals in life (that must have been the teacher in him), we miss him!
Survivors include his wife, Judith; one daughter, Christa (Joe) Savage-Gore; one son, Jared (Mary) Savage, all of Wausau. He is also survived by two precious grandsons, Tyler Gore and Connor Gore; one sister, Susan (Jack) Antell; one niece and two nephews, Atlanta GA.
Memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. April 6, 2010 at the Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St. Wausau. Chaplain Grant Brown will officiate. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home on Tuesday.
The family requests that memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 903 S. 17th Ave. Suite B, Wausau, WI 54401 or the Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, 333 Pine Ridge Blvd. Wausau, WI 54401.
We would like to express our gratitude to the Aspires Cancer Clinic. Our thanks especially go to Dr. Ahuja, his nurses and all the staff who helped us along this very trying journey, our hospice team of Nurse Kay, Chaplain Grant and Carol who were so supportive and patient especially on the many difficult days. Thank you to the compassionate and devoted nurses and staff on the palliative care unit at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. We thank you all.
On-line condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com