William D. Travis 91 of Cedar Rapids died Wednesday September 13, 2017 at Cottage Grove Place. Services at 11:00 AM on Monday at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories where friends may call after 10:00 AM on Monday. Rev. Gayle Wilcox will officiate. Burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his son, Steve of Cedar Rapids; a daughter- in-law Ruth Travis of Schaska, Minnesota; two grandchildren, Sarah and Abby; 3 nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his wife, a son Bill and a brother Keith
Bill was born on April 30, 1926 in Stuart the son of Millard and Ferne Taylor Travis. He graduated from Woodbine High School and later proudly served in the Navy during WWII. He married Betty J. Gottsch on June 2, 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska. Betty passed away in 2008.
Bill was Sr. Vice President of Marketing at Life Investors and later went into sales until his retirement in his mid 80s. He was a member of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, the Rotary Club, the Masons, Tuesday Noon Optimist, and Elmcrest Country Club where he had been on their board of directors.
Bill was an avid golfer and won several tournaments. He enjoyed bowling, watching the Hawkeyes and financially supported the University of Northern Iowa.
Memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in Bill’s Name.