Name: Travis A. Colton Age: 22 Location: West Chicago, Illinois DOD: May 25, 2016
Angels Bio: Travis Alexander Colton, 29, of Russellton passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 27, 2016. He was a beloved son of Terry A. Colton and Frances Gale Colton; brother to Mindy (Adam) Reese, Mark (Ashley) Clover, Jason Clover, Melina Colton, Christian Colton, Levi Colton, Seth Colton and MaryRose Colton; uncle to Abigale, Sebastian and Caleb Reese, Jonah and Penelope Clover and Kaya Rayne Jackson; also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Travis was the fourth of nine children, grandchild to Floyd and Rose Winningham and the first Colton grandson to Frank and Patricia Colton. His talents, like his smiles, were endless. A graduate of Deer Lakes High School, Travis was an entrepreneur with his own roofing company, musician, writer, storyteller, architectural artist and stand-up comedian. Travis battled a demon for roughly the last seven years. She made him feel inspiration for only a brief moment in time and then she was gone. Travis chased her and she had his heart. He fought to leave her and eventually left her many times and was better, but she always made her way back into his presence and the cycle would repeat itself. Eventually she took Travis’s life. Heroin. She has taken the lives of many. We are not alone. This is an epidemic that is in fact a disease and it needs to be treated as such. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer, where parting prayers will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by Catholic funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Russellton, with the Rev. James P. Holland officiating. He will be privately laid to rest next to his grandmother, Rose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to https://www.youcaring.com/mark-clover-and-mindy-reese-562219 in which a donation will be made in Travis’s honor. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.