Come Join Us for the Fun!

We invite and welcome all of the public to enjoy our club and to join in the use of our facilities. Our club is a warm and welcoming place with dining, lounge and complete banquet services. We offer fun, relaxation and entertainment in many forms.


Membership Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM.

Our club has gambling with pull tabs and lottery offerings along with our raffles of many forms. Be lucky and enjoy them all!

Dine with us and try the weekly specials.

We offer a full service banquet hall for rental for any occasion. Have your next anniversary party, wedding or birthday party here and let us do the preparation and and clean up.

And, see information below about the groups we have here at the Legion doing amazing work to support our veterans.



About the American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.


Dan Patch Post of the American Legion

For over 50 years the Dan Patch Post of the American Legion has served the veterans and public of  Savage Minnesota and the local communities. We are a post with a commitment to be a service to our communities and to serve all veterans that at one time have sworn to support and defend this great nation. Through our post we also honor those that have given their lives for all of us and for our freedom.

Read about the 50th Anniversary - Article by Nancy Huddleston, Editor Savage Pacer


Post Officers

Post Commander: Nile Plapp

1st Vice: Kevin Lindow

2nd Vice: Chris Zollman

Finance Officer: Ken Schrupp

Adjutant: Steve Julkowski

Chaplain: Mic Gutoske

Service Officer: Ray Rowan

Sergeant at Arms: Jim Weber

Historian: Jim Stack

Trustee: Dave DeRee

Trustee: Bob Sparby

Legionnaire of the Year: Ken Schrupp

Events and Awards

Post 643 Volunteers of the year 2018   Jim and Lori Stack


Post 643 donating  funds for new Defibrillators to Savage Police Department and new Ice Saw for Special Olympics Polar Plunge



American Legion Auxiliary of Dan Patch Post 643



About the American Legion Auxiliary

Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has almost 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers. While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary’s interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.

The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.


Event Schedule


Auxiliary Newsletter


Post 643 Auxiliary

Meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 PM.

We hold special events throughout the year:

Veterans Day Sausage Feed is on November 11th at the Post.

Christmas Cards for Vets are signed at the November by the group. These cards will be sent right after the meetings to get to them before the Holidays.

Each year Post 643 Auxilliary Hosts a special Valentine party for local kids.

The Annual Valentines Party is held the Saturday prior to Valentines Day. 



 Auxiliary Won New Snow Blower for the Post.               Distributing gifts to the VA Home at Christmas time.





Representative John Kline presenting The Post 643 Auxiliary a Special Congressional Recognition award for

the continuing work they do in making and giving gifts to the VA Hospital.


Member Leadership

Auxiliary President: Marlis Durose,

1st Vice President: Carol Olson

2nd Vice President: Susan Harper

Education: Carla Norling

Secretary: Susan Harper

Treasurer: Carol Sue Gutoske & Michelle Stewart

Sgt at Arms: Carla Norling

Chaplain: Elaine Kadrlik

Historian: Marlis Durose

Sunshine: Jeanette Kane

Valentine Party: Lori Stack


Become a Member!

Call Marlis Durose, Auxiliary President at 612-770-0872


Carol Sue Gutoske, Membership Vice President at 952-890-1959

We thank you for your interest in our post auxiliary and invite you to find out more about our projects and activities. We would like to invite you also to become a member and join in the fun and satisfying work that we do. We band together to help enable our Veterans live happy and comfortable lives.

If you have questions on any of the activities or would like to join us please contact us. We hope to see you at the Post soon and look forward to your continued interest in Dan Patch Post 643 Auxiliary!

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The Sons of the American Legion of Dan Patch Post 643


About the Sons of the American Legion

The sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organized program within The American Legion. The S.A.L. is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion. Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion make up what is known as The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the
fundamentals of good citizenship.


Post 643 S. A. L.

Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month.


Become a Member!

Call Savage American Legion Post at 952-894-6940

or visit the Sons of the American Legion site for more information:

Sons of the American Legion

        Officers for 2017 Shane Smith Commander

1st Vice Terry Pankratz

2nd Vice Brian Liepa

Sargent at Arms Bob Ball