Charles E. “Chuck” Savago, 77, of rural Masonville, died Wednesday evening, July 14, 2021, at Unity Point – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids from complications of heart surgery.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Masonville. Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiated.

Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 19 at the Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home in Winthrop and for one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday. A Scripture Service was held at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Final Resting Place: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Masonville.

Charles Edward Savago, also known as “Bub”, was born Jan. 12, 1944, in Seneca, Kan., the son of Lawrence Edward and Eileen Elizabeth (Buser) Savago. The family lived in Corning, Kan., before moving to rural Winthrop in 1948. Chuck received his education from the Winthrop School. He helped on the farm and worked at several places including the Standard Station in Winthrop and Wallace’s Implement in Manchester. Chuck married Kaye Dawn Mendenhall on Jan. 16, 1965. One son, Jimmy, was born to this union. Chuck and Kaye later divorced. Chuck then farmed and established Chuck’s Repair in Masonville and he was also co-owner of Winthrop Sales & Service for several years. He enjoyed anything car or tractor related.

Chuck is survived by his Close Companion Edna Rivers of Winthrop; brother, Ronald (Nancy) Savago of Ryan; three sisters: JoAnn (Jim) Enos of Stockton, Ill., Janice Rice (Mike Grace) of Elberon and Valda (LaVern) Schaul of Masonville; and several nieces and nephews, including Bob, Larry and Michael, who spent a lot of time with Chuck in the shop.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, son: Jimmy on Dec. 6, 1972, his grandparents and many aunts and uncles.

Condolences and Memorials may be directed to the family at P.O. Box 444, Ryan, Iowa 52330.

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