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Jean Savage



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Fountain View of Lowell

11537 Fulton St E

Lowell, MI 49331


The Care Team Hospice

756 West Fulton St., Suite 203

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Jean Savage, age 96 of Lowell, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on May 26, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Dick Savage, who passed away at the age of 91 in 2018. She was also preceded in death by her only sibling, her sister, Dorothy Wiley. Both Jean and Dorothy were born to George and Helen (Eldred) Karras in Detroit. Jean is survived by her only child, Rick (Carol) Savage of Lowell. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, James (Simone) Savage and Carrie (Steve) Jones; her great-granddaughters, Liliana, Angela and Julia Savage; her nieces, Bridget Rutherford, Doreen Wiley, Anna Scott, Linda Guy-Smith; and nephews, Brad Wiley, and Dan Savage. She is also survived by grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.
Jean was forever cheerful and devoted her life to her family and friends. She took an interest in all those she met. She moved to Lowell in 1979 and volunteered for years at Friends of Lowell Library. Jean and Dick lived out in the country next door to her son and daughter in-law for over 30 years until moving to Schneider Manor in 2016. Partially paralyzed by a stroke in 2018 led to her move to the special care unit of Fountain View of Lowell where she continued to spread her positive disposition even though confined to a wheelchair for 4 years. She was well cared for up to her passing. Thank you for your care and love to the staff of Fountain View and thanks to The Care Team Hospice who provided tender care in her final few months of life.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Fountain View of Lowell, 11537 Fulton St E, Lowell, MI 49331, or The Care Team Hospice, 756 West Fulton St., Suite 203
Grand Rapids, MI 49504. There will be no personal service. Instead, family and friends are welcome to a virtual tribute to both Jean and Dick Savage at

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3 Responses

  1. I know she’s in a much better place. She is now with her loving husband. Also, with the rest of family that went to Heaven before them. I’m so grateful to have my aunt and uncle stand up for my wife Sally and me. As maid of honor and best man. We will always remember them both. We love them both.

  2. Jean was the most lovely woman, always cheerful and happy. She had a great sense of humor and cared deeply about those she loved. She will be missed by all who loved her.

  3. It was a delight knowing and enjoying Jean. With a smile she was up for any suggestion, with a twinkle in her eye she shared joy and humor in family gatherings. Jean was a loving, thoughtful, caring country woman whom we will miss and try to emulate. Our deepest sympathy to her family for their loss.

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