Betty Savenko, 1929-2017

Betty Romayne Savenko, 88, of LaPorte, died peacefully at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaPorte.

She was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Plymouth, IN, to Frank and Nellie (Heater) Gaede.

Betty was a graduate of Knox High School. During her lifetime she held many secretarial positions. Betty was also a devoted housewife and loving grandparent. She was very interested in sports and an avid fan of the Chicago White Sox, Bears and Blackhawks. Betty enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Beechwood Ladies 18 Holers.

On May 30, 1963, in LaPorte, she married Raymond G. Savenko, who survives.

Also surviving are her daughter, Kathleen Ann (Bruce) Eskridge; five grandsons, David (Ashley), Tracey (Ashley), Brian, Michael and Joshua (Stephanie); and 18 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Preceding her in death were her parents; grandparents; one brother, Frank; three sisters, Margie, Winnie and Shirley; one son-in-law, Bruce; and one son, John Raymond.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte, with Pastor Joel Klimkewicz officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Suite 1180, Indianapolis, IN 46204, in memory of Betty Romayne Savenko.

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5 Responses to “Betty Savenko, 1929-2017”

  1. Judy Wilson Jensen

    Apr 17. 2017

    Kathy & family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

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  3. Joanne Haferkamp

    Apr 18. 2017

    Dear Ray, Kathy and Family
    Thoughts and Prayers are with you. Thankful to have good memories.

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  4. Hyatte family

    Apr 22. 2017

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing Betty looking out the window waving to us outside. You two are truly family to us and if anything you need we are here.

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  5. Randall Arthurs

    Dec 13. 2017

    Hello Ray,
    I am so sorry for your loss of your dear wife Betty. Last time I saw you was at your retirement party. I live in the Dallas area now and have been here for over 6 years. I’m 73 now but still remember when we shared the same bedroom on Elizabeth street in Chicago.
    I would like your mailing address because I have some nice pictures of you that your family and you might enjoy. Please send that address and I will send the pictures. Take care!

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