Donald Saevre

Donald Q. Saevre

Saturday, July 5th, 1930 - Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Donald “Don” Q. Saevre, of Janesville, died Friday, July 10, 2020 at New Perspectives, Sun Prairie. He was born July 5, 1930 in Plymouth Township to the late Isaac & Gladys (Quinn) Saevre. Don and his first wife Phyllis, were married on January 19, 1952. She preceded him in death on September of 1994. Don then met Elizabeth “Betty” Jargo and they married on October 25, 1996.
After graduating from Orfordville High School in 1948, he served his country for one year in the U.S. Navy and then a few years in the Reserves. He went to work for GM followed by WR Arthur Trucking then Beloit Ironworks (Beloit Corp), and finally spent the next 35 years at Wisconsin Power & Light.
Don was a life member of the Janesville Conservation Club and the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, trap shooting, dune buggies, hot rods, anything that had an engine, fixing or building anything that needed it and collecting antique tools. He was a member of the Footville Church of Christ.
Donald is survived by his wife Elizabeth; children: Larry Saevre and Dean (Maryann) Saevre; grandchildren: Jason, Chelsey, Quinn, Zak, Jessica, Jennifer, Eric; great grandchildren: Evan, Taylar, Braun, Avry, Tyler, Kaiden, Erica, Harry, Brock, Meg, & Luke; Elizabeth’s daughter Mary Ann Jargo (Christopher Fawcett); brother Richard Saevre; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Phyllis; daughter-in-law June Saevre; sister-in-law Margaret Saevre.
Funeral Service for Don will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home, 21 S. Austin Rd, Janesville with Pastor John Tompson officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to time of Service at Funeral Home. Don will be laid to rest at Milton Lawns Memorial Park, Janesville. In lieu of flowers, Donald's family asks that donations be made in his name to Agrace Hospice or Rock River Christian Camp. Please visit to send condolences to the family.
The family would like to say thank you to Mercy Medical Center Staff, Agrace Hospice staff and New Perspective staff for taking good care of Don.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
    21 S. Austin Rd.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Milton Lawns Memorial Park
    2200 Milton Ave.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53545
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Ellen Quinn Farrington

Posted at 09:52am
I would like to tell Betty and Don's family how much I thought of Don. His mother and My dad Bill Quinnn were brother and sister. Due to my health and my husband's we will not be able to attend his service. I babysat for Dean and Larry back when they were little. My name now is Ellen Quinn Farrington and we live on a farm near Edgerton

Tom Lewis

Posted at 10:20pm
Here's to a very giving person who helped me manage some of pitfalls of South Area many years ago. To the guy who helped me to enjoy the sport of trapshooting and to a heck of person who always had time for some one else. Will see you on the other side if the road is still straight. Tom (Louie) Lewis

Nicole and Kelly Schuessler

Posted at 10:03am
Dean, Maryann and Family - Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Roger & Dorothy

Posted at 02:32pm
We are lucky to have so many great memories of our times with Don and his family. He was such a fun guy to be with although on the quiet side while laughing. We will miss him but so glad he is at peace.

Cheryl Manteufel

Posted at 06:28pm
You all in my thoughts and prayers! This is my original Freckle Man he used to sing the Freckle Song to me all the time, now my grandson Braun Saevre does it for him. The song is great and will remind you of Don! Look it up if you time. 😢🙏

Greg Hinson Posted at 04:56pm

Don was a Very Upbeat ,Positive guy . Was always good with a Story or a Joke . RIP Don

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