Jeffrey Gerard Savig

July 14, 1959April 11, 2021

Jeffrey “Duff” Savig surprised us all by going home to the Lord on April 11, 2021. He was born on July 14, 1959 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Roger and Peggy (Molacek) Savig. He grew up and attended school in several communities before moving to Danube in 1972. He graduated from Danube High School in 1977. He joined the US Navy in January of 1978. While in the Navy he was an Aviation Electronics Technician First Class. He was honorably discharged from the US Navy in January of 1987. He married Sandy Knapper in 1979. They had five children. In 1982 Jeff was initiated into Phi Theta Kappa, Rho Epsilon Chapter Fraternity. He divorced from Sandy in 1990. He married Diane Neale on October 15, 1994. They moved to Dallas, NC. Jeff loved to spend time with his family and friends. His free time was also spent doing woodworking projects that were gifted to many friends and family. He loved to laugh and loved a good joke. He was a long standing member of the American Legion Post # 0023 in Gastonia, NC. In addition to his parents, Jeff is preceded in passing by his wife Diane; brothers, Dan and Charlie; infant sister Mary; and brother-in-law, Mike Zupfer. He is survived by his children from MN, Angela (Josh) Dahl, Joe (Sadie) Savig, Robert (Liz) Savig, and Susy (Tony) Laursen, and from OK, Amanda (Mike) Pilkington; grandchildren, Renee, Archer, Vanessa, Hannah, Jacob, Kayden, Samuel, Gracie and Madison; brothers and sisters, Patricia Mertesdor, Peggy Zupfer of VA, Kim Savig, of Maynard, MN, Dave (Wanda) Savig of Fridley, MN, Chris Savig of Mankato, MN, Andy (Kari) Savig, of Savage, MN and Matt (Michelle) Savig of Willmar, MN; 12 nieces and nephews; special friend, Anita Gay McKinney; and special friends, Rich and Molly Kisby. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at A committal service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Salisbury National Cemetery. Condolences may be offered online at


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    Friday, April 23, 2021


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Steve Nye

April 23, 2021

Although I knew Jeff for just a short time in comparison to his life here on earth. He was a good guy, Good mechanic, Good tech, loved a good joke.

It’s a shame he’s gone so young.


Ericka Hawkins

April 23, 2021

Jeff had a great sense of humor and often shared it with others. As you remember him please remember how he made others laugh. He was a dear member of the SATO family and will forever remain in our hearts.

Cynthia Agurs

April 21, 2021

My name Cynthia. Jeff worked on the machine's at Ross where I work. He was a very nice guy. And we will miss him dearly

Joe Hough

April 19, 2021

My name is Joe and I worked with Jeff at Sato. We both shared a service area so we saw each other somewhat often and talked on the phone about every other day. Jeff wasn’t just a coworker. Jeff was a friend. My wife thought he was the funniest guy on the planet. He really was a great guy and I really miss him. I wish his family and Anita much comfort and please know that you all have a lot of people praying for you. Both my wife and I loved Jeff and by default we love you too.
Love Joe & Jennifer

nancy coffey

April 19, 2021

I work for TJ MAXX . Jeff was our technician thru SATO AMERICA. He was truly a funny man who always got on our case about tearing things up. He had a sense of humor that only a few would understand. He will truly be missed coming around cussing us out. Stay strong family. A tremendously great guy is gone too soon.

Steve Zenk

April 15, 2021

Jeff was a good high school friend in Danube Minnesota. He always was ready for a good laugh and we had a lot fun driving around in his old mail van. I am sorry to hear of his passing. I will pray for him.