Robert James Savage, Jr.
08/18/1954 - 12/10/2019
Robert James Savage, Jr., 65, of Keewatin, went home to be with Jesus Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Essentia Health in Duluth. A memorial service will be held Monday, December 16, 2019 at Open Door Church in Hibbing at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Pastor Roland Weaver will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in the spring. Military Honors will be accorded by the Mid-Range Honor Guard. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing. To sign the online guest book or send condolences visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.
Robert was born August 18, 1954 in Hibbing to Robert and Maxine (McMurtrie) Savage. He graduated from high school in Superior. He enlisted in the Navy, serving during the Vietnam War, receiving his honorable discharge in 1977. Following the Navy Robert worked as a custodian at several schools before getting his welding degree and working for Electric Power Door, retiring in 2012. Robert was united in marriage to his best friend, Robin Roxberg on June 8, 2013. He was a member of Open Door Church and was active in Celebrate Recovery.
Robert enjoyed woodworking and helping his neighbors and friends. He loved spending time with his family and his four dogs, Annabelle, Maggie, Taco, and Pepper.
Survivors include his wife, Robin of Keewatin; 2 sons, Isaiah of Onamia, MN and Josiah of Keewatin; 4 sisters, Suzy Jacobsen, Caroline (Roger) Kangas, Nancy (Rick) Sundvick, and Marylou (Ken) Staupe; 1 brother, Frank (Wendy); and numerous nieces and nephews.