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Visitation:

Friday, November 10, 2017
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Service:

Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Disposition:

Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
Des Moines

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Stephen Savage

Des Moines

Stephen Ilo Savage, age 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, November 3, 2017.

Stephen was born November 12, 1946, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Melvin and Arista Savage. He was owner of Mel & Ila’s barber shop where he worked along with his parents and later his oldest son, Steve. He had been a barber for 52 years, following in the footsteps of his father and mother before him. He loved his job and as customers will tell you he always had a story or a joke to tell. Steve was a huge Cubs fan and was thrilled last year when they won the World Series. He loved entertaining, listening to country music, he was a member of PMECI and took charge of the microphone whenever he could. One of his favorite pastimes was having coffee with his friends and he loved spending time with his dogs.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Diana; son, Kenny (Holli) Savage; grandchildren, Justin, Kris, Olivia, Stephenie, Hazel, Hailey, Braydon and Connor; brother, Jack (Elaine) Savage; his dogs, Cuddles and Buddy; and many other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Arista Savage; son, Stephen Savage; daughter, Kasandra Savage; brother, Stan Savage; and nephew, Jeff Savage.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, November 10, 2017, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 11, also at Hamilton’s, and will conclude with burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be directed to North Community Center, 3010 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.