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Leon E. "Lee" Savard

May 3, 1932 ~ August 23, 2019 (age 87)

Obituary

Leon E. "Lee" Savard, 87, of Marshall, formerly of Tupper Lake, New York, died on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Reflections Memory Care in Battle Creek surrounded by his family.
Lee was born on May 3, 1932 in Tupper Lake, New York to Ernest and Leah (Sumire) Savard. He graduated from Tupper Lake High School in 1950. Lee served in the United States Air Force for 20 years. On September 11, 1952 he married Connie Bodah in Tupper Lake, New York.
Following his retirement from the United States Air Force, Lee helped start the National Bank of Marshall. He later would retire as President of Chemical Bank Au Gres, Michigan. He was a member of the Catholic Church and would attend Saint Mary Catholic Church in Marshall. Lee was also a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, the VFW, American Legion, and the Lions Club in Tupper Lake New York. He enjoyed woodworking, and he stayed active by being outdoors and cutting firewood.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Connie of Battle Creek; children Paul (Bonnie) Savard of Glenn Falls, New York, Deborah Buczynski of Kalamazoo, Michael Savard of Oakawville Illinois, Donna (Richard) Gelnar of Granite, Oklahoma, and Dianna (Michael) Sobutka of Northville, Michigan; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a brother Edward (Jeanne) Savard of Tucson, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law David Buczynski in 2001; a grandson Joseph Buczynski in 2018; and an infant granddaughter Melissa Savard.
Family will greet friends on Monday August, 26, 2019 from 12-1pm at the Marshall Chapel of the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US 27 North Marshall with a Rosary Service taking place at 1pm. Family will welcome friends on Monday August, 26, 2019 from 7-9pm at the Marshall chapel of the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services A funeral service at 1pm on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the Marshall Chapel of the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services with Reverend Father Craig Lusk officiating. Family requests memorial contributions to the American Kidney Foundation. Interment will take place at Holy Name Cemetery in Tupper Lake, New York at a later date. Assistance with memorials contributions is available at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services.

Visitation

AUG 26. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068

Recitation Of The Rosary

AUG 26. 1:00 PM (EDT)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068

Visitation

AUG 26. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068

Service

AUG 27. 1:00 PM (EDT)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068

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