Deryl Lee Travis Sr.

September 3, 1922October 12, 2020

Deryl was born in Hampton Nebraska on September 3, 1922 to Ortha and Daisy Travis. He was the oldest of four sons Bud, Bill and Jim. As a youth he enjoyed baseball, art and dating his high school sweetheart Marjorie Schaepler. They married on September 2, 1941. Deryl’s interest and skill in art led to admittance in the prestigious Kansas City Art Institute. The advent of World War II called Deryl into military service where he served in the Army Corp of Engineers. He was deployed to Europe where he was engaged in the liberation of Europe. Upon returning home he moved to Lincoln with Marjorie and began their family of 6 children: Patricia, Sheryl, Bruce, Timothy, Brent, and Deryl. They moved from Huskerville to their new home on Myrtle Street in 1955 where they resided for 64 years. Deryl Worked in the bindery operations of the printing industry for various major companies such as the Nebraska Farmer and Mid America Web Press. Marjorie was a devoted mother and nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Deryl and Marjorie were committed to raising their children on Christian values. They were active members in the Lutheran Church, sent their children to Lutheran schools and enjoyed the gift of many beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. Deryl & Marjorie enjoyed gardening a great deal and always had prolific produce which they were quick to share. Their marriage grew over their 67 years together when in 2008 Marjorie went home to be with her Lord and Savior. In later years Deryl continued his love of gardening and a growing family of 34 grandkids. He grew strong in his Christian faith and was always quick to witness and discuss his faith in Jesus Christ with everyone. Truly Deryl & Marjorie now enjoy their new life together in eternity in the presence of their Lord & Savior Jesus Chris. In lieu of flowers the family wishes memorials to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Radio KNNA 95.7 FM "The Cross" in memory of their father Deryl Lee Travis Sr.. 3825 Wildbriar LN, Lincoln, NE 68516


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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, October 16, 2020


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Kristie Patton

October 17, 2020

Deryl was a special uncle and friend. My dad was Deryl’s brother. It was always a treat to visit uncle Deryl and aunt Marjorie. I would drive my dad from Colorado to Lincoln once a year for a few years during my dads bout with cancer. We talked of the old days and went through many old photos. We will miss those special times.
My family sends our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Travis family.

Kristie and Keith Patton
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Charles Lindbloom

October 13, 2020

The Lindbloom family would like to express our condolences for the entire Travis family. All of us have fond memories of Daryl. He was instrumental in getting my dad to attend regular prayer meetings after his retirement. It's been an honor to have Daryl, Marjorie and their children as friends and neighbors for so many years. Prayers and blessings to all of you!


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