Travis James Dorn
March 12, 1971 - May 9, 2010
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Trinity Lutheran Church
209 South Allen Street
Appleton, WI
Wednesday 5/12, 1:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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DORN, TRAVIS JAMES Travis James Dorn, March Twelve, Nineteen Seventy One, won the fight of life, May Ninth, Two Thousand Ten. His timeless courage has brought him here and will guide him through to his new life. While we will all miss him everyday here in this life, we know we will meet again. See…

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Christine Berken left a message on May 12, 2010:
Travis was a wonderful friend! I have great memories of him in Jr High thru High School. He was my prom date in 1988. We lost touch after that but did run into each other in town a few times. I will always remember his contagious smile!
Kim Weiland left a message on May 12, 2010:
Corey- There are those special people who touch your life and heart forever, and Travis was one of those. We are all better people for having known him. My heart breaks for your loss. With love and heartfelt sympathy to you and your families. Kim Weiland
Kevin & Kolleen Fisher left a message on May 12, 2010:
Dorn family, We are so very sorry for your loss. You are a wonderful family.
Chris and Julie Barr left a message on May 12, 2010:
Our thoughts go out to all the Dorn family and Corey. Travis will be missed. Love Julie and Chris
Beth Williamson left a message on May 12, 2010:
I worked with Travis at JM but not closely. He was always smiling when I saw him and quick to offer a hello. I am saddened to hear of his passing. May all your memories of Travis help you heal in this difficult time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Kathy McIntire left a message on May 12, 2010:
My prayers go out to all of his family. God bless.
Bridget Papendorf left a message on May 12, 2010:
Cory and family- He was the kindest man I have ever met. He will be so missed. I admired him and adored him so much. I know he is in a better place. He fought a really good fight. He was truly amazing and will be missed. Take care. Bridget
Beverly Roberts left a message on May 12, 2010:
Remembering you for all the love and laughter you brought into the lives of the many people who had the honor of your friendship. I am very proud to have known you and you'll be missed more than you will ever know. Till we all meet again, may God keep you in his loving care. Bev
Kari Schuster left a message on May 11, 2010:
Travis was the most caring and kind person you ever met. An all around nice guy with the greatest smile. I am very fornuate to have had such a special friend and cousin in my life. All our love and sympathy to Uncle Jim, Aunt Lorna, Tyler and Kim, Trevor, Troy and Corey. Travis, give Keith a hug from me.
Mary Adams left a message on May 11, 2010:
My Sincere sympathy to the family and friends if Travis. I knew Travis from Jewelers Mutual. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary Adams
Wayne S. Millard left a message on May 11, 2010:
Travis, some of my fondest and funniest memories in the last 17 years have been with you. We had so many laughs and good times together I don’t even know where to start. The memories and stories will live on forever. You have touch more people in your short life than most people ever will. Keep smiling my friend - see you soon. Love you and miss you, Your friend Wayne
Kaydee Ruppert left a message on May 11, 2010:
Please accept my condolences. I knew Travis only briefly twenty years ago, but I knew him to be a sweet and funny man...a great reflection on those of you who have always been close to him. May God bless you during this time of grief with many good remeberances.
Sherri Burgess-Olson left a message on May 11, 2010:
I am so sorry for your loss! I remember Travis as being a bright light and friendly face through some rather long days of high school. Your family is in my prayers and heart.
Gary and Alecia Schmitz left a message on May 11, 2010:
Travis was one of the loveliest, kindest people we've ever had the good fortune to meet. His memory will live on in our hearts. Our deepest condolences to Corey and the Dorn family.
Kristine (Porath) Sack left a message on May 11, 2010:
Travis - I have known you since 7th grade - that's a long time. You were truly a bright light in the darkness of junior high school. May your gentle soul rest in peace. We will meet again my friend, we will all meet again.
Kathy Keller left a message on May 11, 2010:
I’m Free Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free I’m following the path God has laid you see. I took His hand when I heard him call I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day To laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way I found that peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss Oh yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I savored much Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and peace to thee God wanted me now; He set me free May the memories and faith in God carry you through this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Maggie Klatt left a message on May 11, 2010:
Travis had the best smile. He could light up a room! I'm so sorry for your family's loss.
Becky Manning-Rude left a message on May 11, 2010:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Travis was a very kind and compassionate person. I knew him in Jr. High and Highschool. My sister Heidi and him were good friends and I am sure she was there to greet him in heaven. It doesn't seem fair that some really great people have their lives cut short. Your family is my thoughts and prayers. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Henceforth, their is laid up for me a crown of righteous. II Timothy 4:7-8
Eric Stadler left a message on May 11, 2010:
Our loss truly is Heaven's gain. I am comforted to know that Travis is at peace, and am so honored to have known him on this side of the fence. While I'm so sad for his family and special friends, I am happy that he no longer has to endure any suffering! Thank you Travis for always sharing a sincere smile. You were an awesome teammate on the AHS-West Track and Cross Country teams. Your kind and gentle demeanor is a lesson to all of us on how to be. I'll miss you! Happy Trails Friend!
Andy Sampson left a message on May 11, 2010:
I am sorry to hear of your passing. Despite being a distant relative, I felt a strong connection to you due to our similiar situations. God bless and may you forever rest in peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jenny (Coley) Zahorik left a message on May 11, 2010:
My condolences to the Dorn family. I will always remember the big smile that Travis had and he was always so kind to everybody he met.
Kimberly Hasfurther left a message on May 11, 2010:
What I'll remember most about Trav was his big, beautiful smile. His generosity, kind spirit and postive attitude always warmed the depths of my soul. One of my favorite people on the planet... a weekend with Trav and Corey sharing laughs, telling stories and finding an adventure - how lucky I feel to have known such a wonderful man. My deepest condolences to the Dorn and Rogers families. "When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." ~Kahlil Gibran Much love, Kim
Rene Vankilsdonk left a message on May 11, 2010:
dear lorna ,jim and family- so sorry to read about Travis' passing. we will be thinking about you. with sympathy, Rene and Roger Vankilsdonk ( walg. worker)
Jeanette Rauchle left a message on May 11, 2010:
To Travis' Loved Ones I knew Travis in High School. He was one of the most genuine, sweet, funny and gentle souls I have ever met. Please accept my condolences on your loss. My prayers are with you through this very difficult time.
Katy (Kiley) Schultz left a message on May 11, 2010:
Sorry for your loss. I knew him from elementary school. He was a wonderful person. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
Susan (Hoyer) VanDomelen left a message on May 11, 2010:
My sincerest condolences to Corey, Travis' family and friends. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I have known Travis since grade school and consider myself very lucky/blessed that he was a part of my life. He was a wonderful person and was nice to everyone. This world won't be the same without him in it.
Jeanie & Dave Kaiser left a message on May 11, 2010:
Our sincere sympathy goes out to the family & friends of Travis. I know it is hard to lose a loved one, but you can be sure he is now enjoying the comfort of Heaven. Our prayers and thought are with you all during this sad time.
John & Marsha Fuchs left a message on May 11, 2010:
Travis was a gentle soul and we loved him from the moment we met him, truly a wonderful man. He will be missed by all who knew him. Marsha & John
Linda Wautlet Wilson left a message on May 11, 2010:
So very sorry to hear about Travis. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Linda Wautlet Wilson and Family
Jerry & Mary Ann Weyenberg left a message on May 11, 2010:
Jim, Lorna,Tyler and the twins, are sympathy in the loss of your beloved son, Travis.
Paige Vandenack left a message on May 11, 2010:
My deepest sympathies on the loss of Travis. While I had never met Travis, I was friends with Tyler & Kim in school. Reading all of these kind words that everyone has written shows how special he was and how missed he will be. Always remember the good times that you shared with him and look forward to the day in the future that you will be reunited again.
Donna Rice left a message on May 11, 2010:
Lorna, Jim and Cory - The death of Travis is a real loss to this world,he had a heart of gold and the nicest smile,he was truly a inspiration to us all. I have so many wonderful memories of Travis that I'll keep forever in my heart. We think of him in silence; No eyes can see us weep. But still within our aching hearts, His memory we keep. My deepest Sympathies, Donna Rice
Casper Family left a message on May 11, 2010:
Corey, Please except our deepest sympathy to you and Travis’s Family. Travis was a very kind and gentle man. We will miss the good cooking, playing charades, homemade candles and the fun/enjoyable person that Travis was. Our Crivitz trip won’t be the same, but Travis will be in our thoughts of every time we make the trip. You and Travis will always have a special place in our hearts. The little time we have know you and Travis has made a life long friendship with my children. They love Crivitz and talk about it all the time. They always have a story to share about Corey and Travis and how COOL they are. We hope to see you, Corey, up there again and Travis will be there in spirit. Corey continue to laugh, tell jokes and look forward to tomorrow while still living for today. God be with you, Nadine, Tim, Ashley, Aaron and Kyle Casper
Susan Schultz left a message on May 11, 2010:
Dear Jim & Lorna, Tyler, Trevor & Troy, I'm so sorry for your loss. May God keep you in his tender care. Dave & Sue Schultz Tim Martin Tim played soccer for many years with Troy & Trevor. Again, peace be with you.
Donna Nagel left a message on May 11, 2010:
So sorry to hear aboout Travis. My sympathy Lorna to you and your family. May God give you comfort at this difficult time. Donna Nagel
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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