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Travis “Trav” Meyer, age 17, of Maple Park, passed away suddenly in his sleep, Saturday, February 11, 2017.
He was born April 18, 1999, in Aurora, IL, the son of Brent and Lisa (Rumsey) Meyer.
Trav grew up in Maple Park and attended Blackberry Elementary School After breezing through Harter Middle School, graduation from Kaneland High School was in his sights. He was due to receive his diploma in June. As a young boy, Trav loved to play baseball, but as the season changed he swapped his mitt for a helmet when football came calling. And just in case that wasnâ€™t enough, Trav also wrestled for a time.
Trav was sweet and gentle boy with a heart of gold whoâ€™d help anyone in need. Where other kids his age would push away the younger ones, Trav was first in line to wrestle and mess around, often becoming a magnet at family events. Trav attracted four legged friends as well. He always had a special place in his heart for animals. After school and on weekends, Trav made extra money at the McDonalds in Sugar Grove and volunteered at the Kaneville Fire Department. To keep up his strength, Trav gravitated towards Caseyâ€™s pizza where his favorite slice was cheese. Hot chocolate, cheeseburgers and his auntâ€™s famous cheesecake also made the grade as well as any and all candy. Basically he was a certified “sugar freak”. He had a great sense of humor, but he was shy about sharing it. His facial expressions were priceless, but nothing compared to “the smirk” he often wore. Whatever his older brother Tim did, Trav aspired to be. Time with his brother was golden and races on mini-bikes, go-carts, adventures on four-wheelers and golf carts made for picture perfect memories. A half-broken down snowmobile provided hours of fun, as they took turns towing each other on sleds, heedless of the fact that it was ruining the clutch, much to their dadâ€™s dismay. They practiced their marksmanship with a shot gun in the back yard and played hours of video games, especially Gears of War and Call of Duty on their Xbox. Snowboarding topped the list however, especially trips to Alpine and Devils Head in Wisconsin and Copper Mountain in Colorado. His tragic loss is a wound to every heart that loved him and he will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his parents, Brent and Lisa Meyer; his brother Tim Meyer; his paternal grandmother, Linda Meyer; paternal great-grandmother, Theresa Mangers; three uncles: Scott Meyer, Russ (Bonnie) Meyer and Kevin Meyer; one aunt, Joanne Buchner; many cousins and a family of friends.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Donald Meyer; paternal great-grandparents, Richard Mangers, “Red” and Violet Meyer; maternal grandparents: Billy and Kay Rumsey and one uncle, Ralph Buchner and the only one heâ€™ll meet at the Rainbow Bridge, Nikki, the best golden retriever a boy could have.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Kaneland Meredith Campus (former Kaneland Middle and Elementary School) , 1N137 Meredith Rd., Maple Park, IL . There will be additional visitation from 10-10:45 a.m., Saturday, February 18, prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m., at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 123 S. County Line Rd. in Maple Park, IL. Private family interment will follow cremation at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Travisâ€™ name. Checks may be made to the “Travis Meyer Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com.
There will be additional visitation from 10-10:45 a.m., Saturday, February 18, prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m., at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 123 S. County Line Rd. in Maple Park, IL.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Kaneland Meredith Campus (former Kaneland Middle and Elementary School) , 1N137 Meredith Rd., Maple Park, IL .
Private family interment will follow cremation at a later date.