- BIRTH: Penny Collins---P. O. Box 573---Astoria, Illinois 61501
DEATH: From Obituary
OBITUARY: The State Journal-Register---Springfield, Illinois
Wednesday---14 Jun 2006---Page 26
SPRINGFIELD---Taavo Saviste, 68, of Springfield died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at St. John's Hospice.
He was born April 8, 1938, in Tallinn, Estonia, the son of Oskar and Olga Kumpus Saviste. He married Nita Norris in 1962 in Springfield. A son, Brian Saviste, preceded him in death. Mr. Saviste was a U.S. Army veteran, serving with the Special Forces as a Green Beret In Fort Bragg, N.C., and attained the rank of sergeant.
He was self-employed for 35 year with the family owned and operated business, Saviste and Son Builders. He was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Survivors: wife, Nita; son, Robert (wife, Dorothy) Saviste of Cape Coral, Fla.; brother, Ahto (wife, Bobbie) Saviste of Springfield; sister, Ene Hamm of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Rev. Glen VankerKloot officiating.
Vancil Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.