Travis Crouse, 1979 – 2018

A funeral service was held Oct. 18 at St Brigid Catholic Church in Grand Junction for Travis Dale Crouse 39, of Dana.

Words of comfort were offered by Deacon Luke Tieskoetter of the Basilica of St John in Des Moines. Lectors were Connie Burkett and Brayton Crouse. James Cory gave the eulogy. Music was provided by Basilica choir friends directed by Lois Brookhart and accompanied by Sheilah Pound.

Casket bearers were Brayton Crouse, Colton Crouse, Megan Smith, Jason Richards, James Cory, Andy Krieger, Chad Stoline, Dwight Marshall, Steve Hillman and Rod Hogueison. Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Grand Junction.

Travis Crouse was born June 10, 1979, in Jefferson, the son of Dale and Teresa Krieger Crouse. He graduated from Jefferson-Scranton High School in 1998. Travis attended Morningside College for one year and then Hamilton College for computers.

He worked at CompUSA and Harland Financial as a trainer at credit unions all over the country. He also worked for Well Fargo as a technical project coordinator. Travis was the true meaning of a computer geek!

While living in West Des Moines and Waukee, Travis sang as a tenor for the Des Moines Choral Society, Basilica of St. John, and St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral. Travis had a strong faith that helped him through many tough health battles.

Eventually, Travis came home to farm. He always enjoyed driving the farm machinery. He loved spending time with his two nephews. Travis liked getting behind the wheel of his car and just driving, usually off the beaten path. He watched a lot of Star Trek.

Travis passed away at his home on October 13, 2018, after a lengthy illness. He was 39 years of age. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Harry and Marge Crouse and Roderick Krieger; and his uncle Roger Krieger.

Survivors include his parents Dale and Teresa Crouse of Dana; brother Nicholas (Amy) Crouse of Dana; nephews Brayton and Colton Crouse; grandmother Eleanor Krieger of Grand Junction; and other relatives and friends.

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