Mark D. Savery
July 8, 1971 – November 13, 2021
Survived by his parents, Doug and Nancy Savery of Lincoln, NE; wife, Anne of Omaha, NE; Uncle Kent Savery (Anita) of Omaha, NE; Aunt Pam Savery of Lincoln, NE; Uncle Gregg Savery of Lincoln, NE; Aunt Joyce Kempton of Waverly, NE; Aunt Mary Wellman (Ken) of Lincoln, NE; Aunts and Uncle: Kathy Wolf (Roger), Mary (Rob) Tisdale(Rob), Steve Busboom (Carol) all of Lincoln, NE; and loving cousins, family and the extended family of open-hearted cyclists.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND RECEPTION: Saturday, November 20th at 3pm at West Center Chapel
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Mark was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. He graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School in 1989 and continued his education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an early interest in architecture. It would be cycling, his true life-long passion, that would steer his life choices. Riding with his father, Doug, to get Saturday donuts as a young child, working at Bike Pedalers, a local bike shop, getting into racing road, and training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs shaped his early years as a competitive cyclist. In the early 90’s Mark relocated to southern California to work for Answer Products where he honed his skills as a master mechanic and contributed to the patent that changed the face of mountain biking. As a mechanic for Answer, he traveled the world on the World Cup circuit. Mark also managed to do his own mountain bike racing while in California.
In 2001, Mark came back to Nebraska where his passion for cycling continued to evolve. At this time, Mark met his wife, Anne, and moved to Omaha where he also helped open the Trek Store of Omaha. It was in 2009 Mark learned the Masters CX World Championships would be held in the US. He told his wife about this, said that he would like to win the championship here in the US and asked for her blessing to train. In January of 2013, Mark won the title of Masters CX World Champion in Louisville, Kentucky. His cyclocross career earned him many podium spots over the years across the country and included several runner-up National medals, a bronze medal in 2012, and a silver medal at the Masters CX World Championship in Mol, Belgium in 2016.
In 2019, toward the end of a fantastic decade of cyclocross Mark began to transition into coaching and mentoring youth. He had a great desire to share his love and knowledge of cycling with young people and was looking forward to supporting our local scene as a NICA coach with area high school students.
Mark loved cycling and his world-wide family that he built along the way. While cycling was in his blood, he was also an artist. He was an accomplished writer, loved to build models, draw, create, loved trains and miniatures, Star Wars, Formula One racing, and traveling. In the last two years of his life, he bought a Ford Transit from some friends and began building it out for road trips that he, Anne and dog, Gus, planned to take across the country.
Survived by his parents, Doug and Nancy Savery of Lincoln, NE; wife Anne of Omaha, NE; Uncle Kent Savery (Anita) of Omaha, NE; Aunt Pam Savery of Lincoln, NE; Uncle Gregg Savery of Lincoln, NE; Aunt Joyce Kempton of Waverly, NE; Aunt Mary Wellman (Ken) of Lincoln; and loving cousins, family and the extended family of open-hearted cyclists.