Travis Lee Eldridge

August 12, 1972January 7, 2014
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Travis Lee Eldridge, 41, of Muscatine, Iowa, formerly of Moline, IL, passed away on January 7, 2014. Visitation will be held at Runge Mortuary in Davenport, IA, Monday, January 13, 2014 from 4-8, and funeral services at the same location Tuesday at 11:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the children, Dakota and Ayden at Black Hawk State Bank. Born August 12, 1972, to Ballard (Curly) Eldridge and Deborah Parr, He graduated from Moline High School and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He served in the Navy from 1990 - 1993. Travis is survived by, daughter Dakota, son, Ayden, brother, Cody, and parents Ballard (Curly) and Debby Eldridge. Those lucky enough to have known him will agree, no words can ever convey how truly extraordinary Trav was in life. He was an exceptional Father, Son, Brother, Husband and BEST Friend to many. Additionally, Travis was a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club in Muscatine, Veteran, and a successful entrepreneur/employer. His most valued assets were his family and friendships. He was known for his ability to find fun in anything, and enjoyed golfing, boating, swimming, and spending time outdoors discovering the world through his children’s eyes. He will be missed by everyone that encountered his gregarious smile, smirk, laughter.


  • Funeral Tuesday, January 14, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2014

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December 29, 2014

I visit here to see you and read about you often...even though I have a thousand memories in my heart and head...the emptiness in our lives is present everyday...almost a year later and there is no relief...prayers to you every are resting in God's grace and glory now my friend..<3 you FF

March 7, 2014

I miss you ...everyday... the girls pray for you every night....our world is not as bright without you ...

charity barnett

January 29, 2014

I was one of those kids playing in the big yard. Although I was younger, and a girl. The world has lost a great person. My sympathies to you Deb, and Curly.

Lynn Galloway

January 17, 2014

Words can not begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. I have known Travis for ten years as a sales rep through my work in neurosurgery in Waterloo. Travis was more than a sales rep and I considered him a friend. He shared his love of family, especially, his children Dakota and Ayden. He always had a story to share. I will always remember the day he came into the OR talking about pick up lines he had heard on the radio on his drive up. We laughed and joked about pick up lines for days and even months later and even still joke about those years later. He was a fun loving guy who had a lot of insight to share. His death is a tragic loss to his family and friends. Those he touched in his life are truly blessed to have known him. May your memories of happy times get you through the tragedy of his death. I am sure he is in heaven now laughing with the angels ( and hopefully not using those one line pick ups)

Angela Harris

January 15, 2014

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. ~ Matthew 5:4
May the Lord comfort you as you mourn and bring to you the blessing of His unfathomable peace & love during this time and always.

Holly Thomas-Koehler

January 14, 2014

I really don't have the words to express the profound impact Travis has had on my son, Dillinger. Travis was Dillinger's 'Big Brother'- they enjoyed talking about government, politics, the military and the world that we live in. Please know that Travis was so appreciated by Dillinger and me. I am so sorry for your loss. Dillinger and I will always carry the memory of Travis in our hearts.

Tim Anderson

January 14, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about Travis. I didn't really know him that well, but I heard about him through stories from his Mom, Deb, when we worked together at the bank in Downtown Moline. I loved listening to Deb tell her stories about Travis. I never got tired of them. That is how I got to know Travis and how much fun he had and how much joy he brought to so many people. My heart and thoughts, along with my prayers, go out to his entire family.

January 14, 2014

We are so sorry to hear about Travis. He grew up with our children and played in the "BIG YARD" with all the neighborhood kids. We know that no words can help ease the pain and loss you are feeling. May looking back in memory help comfort you in the days to come. We will keep Travis and your family in our prayers.
Barry and Audrey Schmelzer

Jen Levi

January 14, 2014

Travis was a great guy! My daughter babysat 4 him and he stopped in the gas station where I worked to get his gas and things. I never heard him say a bad word to or about anyone! He will b greatly missed by many.

Ronnie Vandiver

January 13, 2014

I have known Travis ever since in played soccer in the Moline soccer club (age 6) and travel teams. With my first encounter with Travis is was pleasant, eager and had big heart. He played with reckless abandonment as he enjoyed the game. I will forever remember is smile and willingness to play whatever position I asked of him without ever complaining. Travis mark on the world is truly living the golden rule as he lived it.
Curly and Debbie you have my heart felt sympathy, as it seems I lost a family member. Proud to being his coach and friend Ronnie (Ron) Vandiver