Travis Walters Jr.
1938 - 2021
BORN
1938
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Iowa Cremation
4200 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
TRAVIS D. WALTERS JR. Cedar Rapids Travis D. Walters Jr., 82, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Anamosa, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, Iowa. A Celebration of Life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the Riverside Pavilion in Pinicon Ridge Park, 4729 Horseshoe Falls Rd., Central City, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Saint Rescue & Adoption in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, or Animal Welfare Friends in Monticello, Iowa. Thoughts, memories, and condolences may be left at www.Iowacremation.com. He was born Sept. 20, 1938, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Travis Sr. and Kathryn Walters. Travis graduated from Prairie City High School with the Class of 1956. He then continued his education at Kirkwood Community College and went on to earn a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. He was employed with American Telephone and Telegraph Co. from 1956-1961. Travis then became employed as an avionics engineer with Collins Radio/Rockwell Collins/Boeing in Cedar Rapids, where he remained until his retirement in 1995. He enjoyed music, photography, many outdoor activities, nature, wildlife, visiting historical places with family and coffee with ham club friends. His passion was communicating around the world on his ham radio. Travis was a member of the American Radio Relay League, Ham Club and the Masonic Lodge. He also held licenses as an FAA Airman, FCC Radio & Telephone, and FCC amateur Radio. He is survived by six children, Brenda (Louis) Cavros, Bret (Nicole) Walters, Lynn Walters, Crystal Walters, Lance (Dana) Walters and Christina Walters; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Cozad. He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn; parents, Travis Sr. and Kathryn; a son, Vernon Walters; and a grandson, Jason Walters.
Published by The Gazette on Sep. 8, 2021.
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10
Celebration of Life
11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Riverside Pavilion in Pinicon Ridge Park
4729 Horseshoe Falls Rd, Central City, IA
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I am so sorry to learn of the passing of my cousin, Travis Walters Jr. My sympathy to his children and families, and his sister, Mary Cozad. I wish you Gods peace at this difficult time.
Mary Elizabeth Bowen Welch
Family
October 11, 2021
I knew Travis from working at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids and got to know him best when he was my supervisor when I worked at the service center in Anamosa. At that time I was working on the Collins KWM-380 amateur radio transceiver and I think Travis thoroughly enjoyed that job since he was an active amateur radio operator. He was interested in technology and skilled at building things. He was very friendly and great person to know.
Jim Stone
September 9, 2021
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