Travis Wayne Schoen, 43, formerly of Gillespie, died at 2:43 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born in Litchfield on December 3, 1976, one of three sons born to Lawrence and Debra (Julen) Schoen.
Travis grew up in Gillespie where he graduated from Gillespie High School with the class of 1994 and resided there for the majority of his life prior to moving to Jerseyville in 2016.
He married the former Carmen Crader on March 21, 2014, in Jerseyville and albeit far too short, they have shared in the joys of raising their family with one another for the past six years. He was employed for the past 14 years at Alton Steel where he worked as a Straightener Operator.
Travis enjoyed the simple pleasures in life and was most content spending time outdoors whether it was hunting, fishing, or riding his beloved 4-wheeler.
Surviving are his mother, Debbie Schoen of Bunker Hill; his wife, Carmen Schoen of Jerseyville; a daughter and son-in-law, Tatum and Terrance Irvin stationed with the United States Army in Colorado; two sons, Alex Cassens and Austin Schoen, both at home; a grandson, Quintion; as well as two brothers and sisters-in-law, Nicholas and Adrian Schoen of Gillespie and Glen and Brandi Schoen of Benld.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Schoen.
Per his wishes, cremation rights will be accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. For those who desire, memorials may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in care of Crawford Funeral Home, 1308 State Highway 109, Jerseyville, IL 62052, who has been entrusted with arrangements.