Travis R. Stehman, 30, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Gildford, Mont. His cause of death is under coroner investigation.
A viewing for Travis will be held Friday, 10 a. m. to 1 p. m., at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, with his graveside service 2 p. m. Friday at Highland Cemetery.
Pastor Eddie Fallo will officiate the service. A fellowship will be held at the Gildford Baptist Church immediately after the services at the graveside.
Travis R. Stehman came into this world on Oct. 7, 1980, along with his beloved twin brother, Trevor. Together, along with friends, they had many riotous adventures. He was a tenatious athlete and excelled in running. He lead the KG Kougars to three consecutive state championships in cross country and a track and field championship, setting many records along the way. He received a full scholarship to the University of Oregon for cross country and track and field. The competitiveness he brought out among teammates is legendary.
After college, he continued to pursue other athletic and outdoor activities including alpine skiing, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, golf, waterskiing and wakeboarding, all of which he mastered. He was blessed with an extraordinary physical ability, and he fully enjoyed and used this gift.
He was a meticulous and talented craftsman and took great pride in and enjoyed farming. Friends and family marvelled at his work ethic and loyalty.
After the loss of his twin brother Trevor in 1999, Travis struggled to find his way. Although things were not easy for Travis at times, we are comforted knowing he went to be with his Heavenly Father and found peace. He left us as a beloved son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. He will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Trevor, in 1999; and his aunt, Phyllis Kessler in 2008.
Travis is survived by his father, Philip (Gina) Stehman of Kremlin, Mont. ; his mother, Janice Stehman of Bozeman, Mont. ; sister, Chelsie (Aaron) Stewart of Bremerton, Wash. ; nephew, Asher, and niece, Veda Stewart of Bremerton, Wash. ; and paternal grandparents, Robert Stehman of Gildford, Mont., and Virginia Kallberg of Bellevue, Wash. ; aunts, Illana (Mark) Huffman of Bellevue, Wash., Meriahna Stehman of Gildford, Mont. ; maternal grandparents, George and Teddy Kingma of Bozeman, Mont. ; aunts and uncles, Tom (Judy) Kingma and Fred (Marti) Kessler of San Louis Obispo, Calif. ; Ken (Sandy) Kingma of Bozeman, Mont., and Tammy (Jerry) Marcotte of Bozeman, Mont. ; and many cousins and friends.