Travis Blain Ellenson, age 28, of Princeton died suddenly July 31, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 5th at Long Lake Lutheran Church in Isanti with Rev. Matt Flom officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to an education fund for his son, Blain, at Cambridge State Bank.
Travis Blain Ellenson was born June 29, 1985 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota to Brenda (Christianson) Strandberg and Mark Ellenson. He was raised in the Cambridge area and graduated from Cambridge-Isanti High School in 2004. Travis married Megan Stanius of Isanti, MN on August 23, 2008.
Travis was an avid hunter and fisherman. He looked forward to his many hunting trips to Montana and out west with family and friends. Travis also enjoyed his many weekends in Henning especially during the deer hunting season. Travis had a spontaneous, carefree and independent spirit. He was a caring brother and son, who showed his love in silent ways. He was a proud and dedicated father to his son, Blain.
Travis is survived by his son, Blain and his wife, Megan of Princeton; mother, Brenda (Skip) Strandberg of Cambridge; father, Mark (Mary) Ellenson of Henning; two sisters, Mattie Ellenson of Henning, Sadie Ellenson of Henning; two brothers, Brian (Alicia) Strandberg of Sauk Rapids, Trent (Jenny) Strandberg of Stacy; grandparents, Rita Ellenson of Henning, Jim and Rosemary Ostrom of Henning, Ernie and Flo Strandberg of Carlton, and Geraldine Strandberg of Cambridge; and by many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Norman Ellenson and Chuck and Ardy Christianson; uncle, Blain Christianson; and great friend, Andy Englund.
Erik Guse says
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Trav’s family and friends. He was a great guy and a good friend who was always up to something and usually grinning like a cheetah. From my family to yours our thoughts and prayers go out and if anything is needed don’t be afraid to ask, he will be dearly missed and never forgotten.
Brian and Sarah Ebeling says
So many feelings, but no words that could possibly relay as to how much our hearts hurt for all of you. I can only think of his beautiful smile and how it could light up a room. He will truly be missed. We are sending you our thoughts, prayers and hugs and as many I am sure have said, if you need anything at all please let us know.
Amy and Mike Ahlfs says
We miss you, Travis.
Scott and Deb Hart says
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Joe and Cindy Joerger says
Please accept our deepest sympathies during this time of great loss. Our prayers are with and for you.
Joni & Tom Jacobson says
Mary and Mark-We’re so sorry to read the sad news of Travis’ death. We are praying for you for strength, and many happy memories. Love to you all. Joni and Tom Jacobson
Keith and Sandy Johnson says
Rest in Peace Travis. We only got a chance to meet you once, but once seem to be enough to know how loving and sweet guy you were. You will be miss by many. Our condolences goes out to all his family and friends.
Brian Olsen says
Sorry I could not be there today, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family! There are our own special “Guardian Angels” in our lives, and now you have a special one to watch over you! Life is a journey and we must take it one day, one moment at a time!
Take care and my deepest sympathy to all.
John Phillippi says
Skip and Brenda,
Please accept my deepest sympathy. It was truly a honor to have know Travis. He had great character and a big heart.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult times.
Amy Barton says
My Thoughts And Prayers Are With All Of You Today And Always!!! Travis Was A Amazing Man And He Will Be Missed By So Many! You Have An Amazing Guardian Angel Now And ForEver! Love You All!!!
Amy (Olsen) Barton
Laura (Schroeder) Mathison says
Brenda & Skip,
As one of his caregivers at Carousel Day Care, I remember Travis as a cute, some what shy, but very sweet 3 year old. I’m sure he grew into a wonderful young man. May you feel God hold you tightly as you’re enduring something no parent should ever have to. I will continue to pray for you and all of Travis’s family.
Patti Eckhoff says
No words to say to express my sorrow and sympathy right now. Will be praying for you.