KREMLIN, Mont. - Travis R. Stehman, 30, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Gildford, Mont. His cause of death is under coroner investigation. A graveside service was held Friday at Highland Cemetery.
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Travis R. Stehman came into this world on Oct. 7, 1980, along with his beloved twin brother, Trevor. Together, along with friends, they had many riotous adventures. He was a tenacious athlete and excelled in running. He lead the KG Kougars to three consecutive state championships in cross country, and a track and field championship, setting many records along the way. He received a full scholarship to the University of Oregon for cross country and track and& field. The competitiveness he brought out among teammates is legendary.
After college, he continued to pursue other athletic and outdoor activities including alpine skiing, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, golf, waterskiing and wakeboarding, all of which he mastered. He was blessed with an extraordinary physical ability and he fully enjoyed and used this gift.
He was a meticulous and talented craftsman and took great pride in and enjoyed farming. Friends and family marveled at his work ethic and loyalty.
After the loss of his twin brother Trevor in 1999, Travis struggled to find his way. Although things were not easy for Travis at times, we are comforted knowing he went to be with his Heavenly Father and found peace. He left us as a beloved son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. He will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Trevor in 1999, and his aunt, Phyllis Kessler in 2008.
Travis is survived by his father, Philip (Gina) Stehman of Kremlin; mother, Janice Stehman of Bozeman; sister, Chelsie (Aaron) Stewart of Bremerton, Wash.; nephew, Asher and niece, Veda Stewart of Bremerton, Wash.; paternal grandparents, Robert Stehman of Gildford, and Virginia Kallberg of Bellevue, Wash.; aunts, Illana (Mark) Huffman of Bellevue, Wash., Meriahna Stehman of Gildford; maternal grandparents, George and Teddy Kingma of Bozeman; aunts and uncles, Tom (Judy) Kingma and Fred (Marti) Kessler of San Louis Obispo, Calif., Ken (Sandy) Kingma of Bozeman, and Tammy (Jerry) Marcotte of Bozeman; and many cousins and friends.
Condolences to the family may be posted online at www.hollandbonine.com.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 20, 2011