Mark D. Savery

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

To view a live broadcast of the Celebration of Life Service, please go to and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.


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.






  • Joe Vadeboncoeur Posted November 16, 2021 8:08 pm

    I am so saddened with this. Mark was such a great person. He will be missed. RIP my friend.

  • Fred Hinsley Posted November 17, 2021 10:47 am

    DUDE!! that’s what I first think of whenever I think of Mark. It was always a the beginning of some high energy response to something somebody said. I loved hearing it. I knew whatever came next was going to be pure gold.

    Many great memories.

  • Sirecia Johnson Posted November 17, 2021 11:19 am

    So sorry for the loss of Mark. My thoughts and prayers are with the Savery family.

  • Lynn Sanchez Posted November 17, 2021 11:47 am

    I will miss seeing Mark riding around the neighborhood, or walking Gus. He was such a cool guy, great energy, so much light in his eyes.

  • Gregg Savery Posted November 17, 2021 2:03 pm

    Mark was a bright light in the Savery Family from the day of his birth until his premature passing. Love to all family and friends.

  • Matthew Wann Posted November 17, 2021 2:37 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I’m praying for the comfort of all Marks’s family..

  • Martin Bixby Posted November 17, 2021 3:17 pm

    My condolence to the entire Savery family on the loss of Mark. Auf Wiedersehen, mein Freund.

  • Rich Pearson Posted November 17, 2021 8:10 pm

    I am saddened by the loss of such a great athlete and overall great guy.

  • Jessica Meyer Posted November 18, 2021 8:42 am

    Sending our love to Mark’s family, wife Anne, and friends. His smile could be seen a mile away and his gratitude for life’s adventures was abundant.

  • Ann Schelert Posted November 18, 2021 1:46 pm

    Mark encouraged me to do my first mountain bike race in 1994 and you could say he helped launch my own successful 15 year career as a cyclist. I am so sad that he’s no longer with us. I remember traveling to Colorado one summer where we camped out, hiked up Longs Peak, and got caught in a massive thunderstorm above treeline and took shelter under a giant boulder. Though I wasn’t close to him after college, he did impact my life in a profound way.

  • Tony and Stacey Wilhelm Posted November 19, 2021 7:29 am

    Mark will be so very missed and also never forgotten. Sending all the love to the family. Rest In Peace.

  • Susan Kinyon Posted November 19, 2021 10:34 am

    Lovely bio. on Mark. He was such a unique individual and, like all Savery’s, ambitious and loved by all. Sincere condolences to his family and friends on your loss. RIP Mark.

  • Theresa Wells Morgan Posted November 19, 2021 11:35 am

    We were saddened to see that Mark passed away. Anne, you are in our prayers. Our family grew up with Mark’s parents. We didn’t see Mark a whole lot but his family was very special to us. You have our sympathy as we pray for you and the Savery family at this time of your loss. May God comfort all of you and heal your sorrow.

  • Jean McBride Posted November 19, 2021 12:40 pm

    Following this tragedy breaks my heart. But for all of you who knew and loved Mark, I know your lives were enriched beyond measure. The world has lost another great soul…..

  • Jacob H Jones Posted November 19, 2021 5:48 pm

    Theresa Murphy introduced me to Mark and Anne 16 years ago. I liked him right away. We did a couple of “Taco Rides” together and then lost touch. He was at a fork in the road of life – married happy but still wanting to compete at a high level. Strong, Confident and Humble- a rare combination. I always thought we would meet up , down the road. So sad that he is gone. I am grateful to have known him.

  • Mary Goltl Posted November 19, 2021 8:22 pm

    You are in my prayers.

  • Elisabeth Reinkordt Posted November 20, 2021 3:04 pm

    With love and deep condolences to Anne and the entire Nebraska cycling family.

  • Devon Coble Posted November 21, 2021 12:06 pm

    Anne. Our deepest sympathies. What a beautiful celebration of life you had for him.

  • Peter Posted November 22, 2021 10:45 am

    We are so very very sorry to hear this sad loss! We only spoke a few times on the phone and emailed for work related cycling stuff. We send our prayers and thoughts his family during these times.

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