Obit: Travis, Gerald Robert (1937 - 2014)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Barth, Campbell, Chalupny, Cunningham, Gerald, Kanarowski, Kind, McErlean, Seefluth, Selvig, Travis, Whitney
----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 12/24/2014
Travis, Gerald Robert “Jerry” (7 DEC 1937 - 22 DEC 2014)
Gerald Robert “Jerry” Travis, age 77, of Withee passed away on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at his residence in the town of Longwood.
Jerry was born December 7, 1937, to Robert and Anne (Whitney) Travis in Lyons. He graduated from Walworth High School in 1956. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves, and later attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Jerry married Ardis Selvig on October 26, 1982, in Neillsville. He farmed in the town of Longwood and owned and operated Travis Calf Milk from 1981 to 1993.
He was a former member of the Williams Bay School Board and a member of the Beef Marketing Board and MENSA. He loved his horses as pets and was a child model. Jerry was an expert Sudoku player and read as much as he could. He could always be reached by phone for homework help from the grandchildren.
Jerry is lovingly survived by his wife, Ardis (Selvig) Travis of Withee; five children, Deborah Kanarowski, Pamela Travis, Kimberly Travis, Steve (Lori) Travis and Tami (Jeff) Seefluth and many foster children; 16 grandchildren, Kelly, Kaitlyn and Patrick Kanarowski, Amanda (Brian) Chalupny, Jonathon, Alexandra, Benjamin and Andrew Kind, Trevor Barth, Rogan, Tatym and Avery Travis, Ashley, Emma, Adam and Maggie Seefluth; one great-grandchild, Tennyson Gerald; and three siblings, Chuck Whitney, Peg Cunningham and Ila McErlean.
Gerald is preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service was held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Greenwood on Monday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. Reverend Brian Campbell presided. Visitation took place on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at the church from 9-11 a.m.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen assisted the family with funeral arrangements.
Friends may send online condolences to www.maurinaschilling.com.
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