I really don't have the words to express the profound impact Travis has had on my son, Dillinger. Travis was Dillinger's 'Big Brother'- they enjoyed talking about government, politics, the military and the world that we live in. Please know that Travis was so appreciated by Dillinger and me. I am so sorry for your loss. Dillinger and I will always carry the memory of Travis in our hearts.
I am so sorry to hear about Travis. I didn't really know him that well, but I heard about him through stories from his Mom, Deb, when we worked together at the bank in Downtown Moline. I loved listening to Deb tell her stories about Travis. I never got tired of them. That is how I got to know Travis and how much fun he had and how much joy he brought to so many people. My heart and thoughts, along with my prayers, go out to his entire family.
We are so sorry to hear about Travis. He grew up with our children and played in the "BIG YARD" with all the neighborhood kids. We know that no words can help ease the pain and loss you are feeling. May looking back in memory help comfort you in the days to come. We will keep Travis and your family in our prayers.
Barry and Audrey Schmelzer
Travis was a great guy! My daughter babysat 4 him and he stopped in the gas station where I worked to get his gas and things. I never heard him say a bad word to or about anyone! He will b greatly missed by many.
I have known Travis ever since in played soccer in the Moline soccer club (age 6) and travel teams. With my first encounter with Travis is was pleasant, eager and had big heart. He played with reckless abandonment as he enjoyed the game. I will forever remember is smile and willingness to play whatever position I asked of him without ever complaining. Travis mark on the world is truly living the golden rule as he lived it.
Curly and Debbie you have my heart felt sympathy, as it seems I lost a family member. Proud to being his coach and friend Ronnie (Ron) Vandiver