Obit: Travis, Gerald R. #2 (1937 - 2014)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Travis, Whitney, Selvig, Kanarowski, Seefluth, Chalupny, Kind, Barth, Whitney, Cunningham, McErlean, Campbell
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/24/2014
Travis, Gerald R. ‘Jerry’ (7 December 1937 - 22 December 2014) With Flag
Gerald Robert ‘Jerry’ Travis, 77, of Withee passed away Monday Dec. 22, 2014, at his residence in the Town of Longwood. Jerry was born Dec. 7, 1937, to Robert and Anne (Whitney) Travis in Lyons, WI.
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 Oct. 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 was preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial service was held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Greenwood, Monday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. with visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Rev. Brian Campbell officiated.
Friends may send online condolences to: www.maurinaschilling.com. The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Owen assisted the family with funeral arrangements.
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