In memory of my friend, Travis, 1975-2012

My friend, Travis Gagnon, passed away from complications of the flu on Saturday, February 25, 2012. He was 36 years old and the father to newborn daughter, Camryn. Travis was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met, and made me feel very welcome when I first moved to Waukesha. He liked to joke that he was in a “mixed relationship” because he was a liberal and his significant other, a conservative. Politics aside, Travis was a beloved community member and his loss will be felt deeply by anyone who knew him at all. Please consider donating to his daughter’s memorial fund or to the fundraiser that will be held in his name at the Wisconsin Athletic Club (West Allis) on March 2 and 3rd.

Thank you,


Travis Andre Gagnon

Travis Andre Gagnon, 36, of New Berlin, WI, died Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital following complications of pneumonia.

Born December 18, 1975, in Wausau, WI, Travis was a son of Gary and Judy Bahr Gagnon. Travis attended Sheboygan public schools and graduated from Sheboygan North High School, class of 1994. He continued his education at University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Economics and Math.

Travis was a self employed business consultant based in New Berlin, WI. He enjoyed tennis and hockey and was a competitive racquetball player at the state level with his home court at the Wisconsin Athletic Club. Travis enjoyed life to the fullest, traveled extensively and his competitive spirit helped him excel in every area of his life. Travis looked at every challenge in his life as an opportunity to excel.

He is survived by his newborn (January 3, 2012) daughter, Camryn Cerie Gagnon, New Berlin; his significant other, Jill Pearson, New Berlin; his parents, Gary and Judy Gagnon, Sheboygan; his sister, Tara Gagnon, Port Washington, WI; his furry companion, Tanner; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many close friends.

Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Lippert-Olson Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave. Relatives and friends are welcome at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services. Entombment will be in Gardens of Peace Mausoleum of Greenlawn Memorial Park.

A memorial fund has been established in his name for his daughter, Camryn’s, College Education Fund, with a special fund raiser to be held March 2 and 3 at Wisconsin Athletic Club, West Allis, WI,1939 South 108th Street  West Allis, WI 53227 , (414) 321-2500

Condolences may be emailed to the family at

The Lippert-Olson Funeral Home is serving the family.

(Published in Sheboygan Press from February 28 to March 1, 2012)

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  1. Lisa – Thank you for these kind words!!! Travis was so lucky to have such wonderful friends in his life. We were in a Mixed relationship. 😉 However, I found it opened our minds to a lot of different things and I hope to pass all of that on to our daughter.

    Yesterday was fathers day and we missed Travis very much. In looking for online information to put into a memory book for Camryn I found this blog and I am going to print it out for her scrap book about her father. Than you again! It means so much!

    Kind Regards,

    Jill Pearson

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