SYRACUSE — Nancy M. Savala, 79, Milford, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Milford.

She was born Feb. 25, 1939, in Bremen, to Albert and Mary Ellen Wisler Stevens.

She grew up in Wakarusa and attended Wakarusa High School. She was married on Dec. 29, 1988, in Reno, Nev., to Lollie A. Savala, who preceded her on April 11, 2007.

She also lived in New Paris and Woodland, Calif., before moving to Milford for the past 30 years.

She was formerly employed at Holiday Rambler in Wakarusa and Woodland, and was the former manager of Whetten Pizza, Milford, for 21 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Pam (Richie) Walker, Milford; two sons, Steve Whetten Sr., Syracuse, and Albert Whetten, Woodland; three grandchildren: Steve Whetten Jr., Cory Whetten and Stephanie Whetten; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara (Ryner) Williams, Suntan Valley, Ariz.; and three brothers: Eugene (Mary Ann) Stevens, Mishawaka; Edwin Stevens, Wakarusa; and Rick (Ann) Stevens, Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Russell Whetten and sister Betty Milton.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

Burial will take place in Milford Cemetery.


Memorials to Goshen Hospice, P.O. Box 723, Goshen, IN 46527.

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