Travis Crouse was born June 10, 1979 in Jefferson, Iowa, 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 Wells 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, Iowa; brother, Nicholas (Amy) Crouse of Dana; nephews: Brayton and Colton Crouse; grandmother, Eleanor Krieger of Grand Junction; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018 at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Grand Junction, Iowa officiated by Deacon Luke Tieskoetter of The Basilica of St. John, Des Moines, Iowa. Lectors were Connie Burkett and Brayton Crouse. James Cory gave the eulogy. Casket bearers were Brayton Couse, Colton Crouse, Megan Smith, Jason Richards, James Cory, Andy Krieger, Chad Stoline, Dwight Marshall, Steve Hillman and Rod Hogueison. Music was by the Basilica Choir Friends with Lois Brookhart as the director, accompanied by Sheilah Pound. Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Grand Junction.
Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, www.sliningerschroeder.com.