George passed away Monday, September 12, 2022 at the Wings Home in Allegan. He was born April 24, 1951 in Three Rivers, MI to Walter and Patricia (Nastos) Travis.
He attended St. Margaret Catholic School and graduated from Otsego High School in 1970. Through high school he worked at Orchard Hills Golf Course. Following graduation he began working for Consumers Energy as a draftsman. From 1972 to 1976 he served his country in the U.S. Air Force where he was trained as a dental technician. Following his service he began working as a dental technician at the Michigan State Technical Institute where he worked until retiring. He also found time to work at Aries Café in Plainwell. George had a passion for the game of golf, bowling and cooking. He was a sweet man who will be missed by his family and friends.
On March 10, 1990 he married Esther Cutler who survives. Also surviving are his sons, Jeffery Travis of WA and Michael Travis of Kalamazoo; granddaughter, Ellianna Rose Travis; siblings, Patricia Travis and Brian Travis and by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Walda Jane Travis.
According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on October 11, 2022 at 11am at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.
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Linda Shook Stull
September 15, 2022 at 5:54 pm
So sorry to hear of your husband passing. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
September 17, 2022 at 6:26 pm
Thank you Linda. He was so sweet. A one of a kind. I miss him so much
Michael L. Kiella, PhD
September 15, 2022 at 6:29 pm
I attended St. Margaret School with George…O that was sooooo many years ago—I remember that George was bigger than life on the basketball court and baseball field in those days; all while portraying a kind spirit and a gentle heart.
His sister Patricia was in my class…a very sweet young woman, then. This is the first time I’ve seen her name for many many years; I only now remember her in that time—and it is with that that I extend my very sincere condolences to both Patricia, and your whole family for your loss of George.
Rose M Sharrard
September 15, 2022 at 6:29 pm
Ester and family so sorry for your loss. George was a very nice guy. He will be missed by many. My prayers are with you. He will be gone but not forgotten.
Jeanne Myers (Scheppelman)
September 15, 2022 at 7:42 pm
So sad to see this. I went to OHS class of ’70 with George. He was always so kind and easy to talk to. Prayers for you all.
September 16, 2022 at 4:51 pm
My deapest sympathy he was a good friend and neighbor and will be missed.
Tammy Pfau Leonard
September 16, 2022 at 5:04 pm
For the Family of George, I’m so very sorry for your deep loss
Praying for comfort –
Sally (Thaxton) Betzner
September 16, 2022 at 10:49 pm
Am very saddened.
September 20, 2022 at 3:06 pm
So sad to hear about George. He and I were close friends way back before he met his wife Esther. He was like a brother to me, we used to laugh and say he was my body guard when we would go out. He even took me to his work place and taught me to make teeth. He was one of the kindest men I’ve ever met. He will certainly be missed. Esther, I am so sorry for your loss. I saw George several times after he had met you and he was absolutely crazy about you, I am so glad he found his soulmate.
Rest Easy Dear friend…fly high with the angels! Will miss you, Lisa
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