Travis Baker

Dates

February 6, 1977 - November 17, 2020

Obituary

Travis Baker, 43, of Fulton, SD, died Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, November 25 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Mitchell. The funeral service can be tuned into on the Church's parking lot radio channel 102.1. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Travis Ray Baker was born February 6, 1977 in Lynch, NE to Benny and Janice (Hoar) Baker. Travis grew up in Fairfax, SD attended school and graduated from Bonesteel-Fairfax High School in 1995.  He moved to Mitchell, SD to attended Mitchell Technical Institute for Electrical Construction. He worked at TK Electric while attending school and after graduation. In June 2008 he started Baker Bros Electric where he worked along side his brothers serving the Mitchell area and surrounding communities. The people Travis met through his work were more than customers to him they were his friends.

He was united in marriage to Rebecca Trebil on September 22, 2006 in Mitchell, SD. To this union four children were born: Maxton, Kole, Morgan, and Boston. He was a member of Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mitchell, SD.

Travis had a passion for outdoor life. Growing up he enjoyed spending time on the river and learning hunting and trapping from his father. He carried on this tradition with his nephew and sons. He was a board member of the Stump Shooters Archery Club.

Travis lived a life full of love for Jesus and he emulated that in his work, relationships, and his actions towards others. The saying that he would give you the shirt off his back was Travis. He praised Jesus in the ups and in the downs and everyone that knew or crossed paths with him walked away just a little bit better. He meant the world to all his family, but most definitely his wife and children. Standing up for life was a passion for him and while simply adding that donor designation on his driver’s license may not have impacted him much at the time, knowing now that he has helped other families and lives continue on would be the icing on the cake to the legacy he leaves.

Grateful to have shared in his life is his wife, Beck; children, Maxton, Kole, and Morgan; parents, Benny and Janice Baker of Fairfax, SD; father and mother-in-law, Bruce and Cindy Trebil; sister, Julie (Steve) Kerner of Burke, SD; sister-in-law, Robyn (Alex) Bartunek of Mitchell, SD; brothers: Mike (Amanda) Baker and David Baker of Mitchell, SD; brother-in-law, Tim (Kelli) Trebil of Rapid City, SD; nieces: Mindy (Jerod) Bolling, Macie, Ava, and Mattie Kerner, EmmaRae, BayLee, and OakLynn Baker, Audrey Trebil; nephews: Austin Kerner and Jackson Baker; great-niece, Emmerson Bolling; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Travis was preceded in death by his beloved son, Boston; his grandparents, Leonard and Leola Hoar, Lee Halverson, and Clarence and Blanche Baker; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial will be established.

 


Visitation(s)

None Scheduled

Service

Date
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Ascension Lutheran Church
521 W 23rd Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD


Posted by Elisama (Lisa) Puente on November 25, 2020
"Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God." Travis' last words are a testimony that he saw God...a man pure in heart that sought the Lord.
Our prayers are with you his family and friends.
Posted by Daniel and Dora Esh on November 25, 2020
Our hearts are with you and our prayers!
Posted by Chris Culbert on November 24, 2020
So sorry to hear of Travis’ passing. He was a wonderful person and I have many fun memories of our days at TK Electric. Thoughts and prayers to his family. Rest In Peace buddy.
Posted by Clinton and Holly Pence on November 24, 2020
Wishing the family wisdom from above as Travis would want.
Our condolences
Posted by Bryan & Jenna Doorn on November 24, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers
Posted by Keith & Bonnie Struble on November 24, 2020
Becki and kids. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Memories of Travis will keep you going in the days to come and he will be with you always.
Posted by Amy Kempf on November 24, 2020
So sorry to hear of Travis’ passing. I met him years ago when he worked at TK Electric and every time I would see him we always had a good chat. Many prayer to your family to grieve through the difficult times ahead.
Posted by Deb Heen on November 24, 2020
So very sad to learn about Travis. I got to know him when I redid my basement and needed a lot of electrical work done. Such a good person! I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. The good Lord is watching over you, and often appears in your neighbor and family. Sending hugs and prayers...
Posted by Rex and Jan Balcom on November 24, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Travis was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed. Our prayers to you and your family.
Posted by Dick and Connie Thompson on November 23, 2020
You and your family have been in our prayers and will continue to be. We are so sorry for your loss of Travis. Love to you and to your family. Just keep leaning on Jesus.
Posted by Dan and Diane DesLauriers on November 23, 2020
Travis was such a wonderful person. Always enjoyed working with him. Our sympathy to his family and friends.
Posted by Kent and Nancy Wietgrefe on November 23, 2020
What a testament of faith Travis showed to us all, as have you, Becki! Prayers for continued healing and God’s blessings.
Posted by Peggy Rolston on November 23, 2020
Travis has left us with all with the gift of many memories that will be cherished for many years to come. Wishing you strength and peace during this time and sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
Posted by Tony Bicek on November 23, 2020
Praise GOD for the Faith in Jesus our Savior that Travis had. Becky we Love You and in Faith we will see Travis again
Posted by Curt Weber on November 23, 2020
Travis will definitely be missed, but all your positive influences and that infectious smile will live on in our memories forever. Sending thoughts of condolences to family and friends.
Posted by Michael Minor on November 23, 2020
Deepest sympathy to your family he was a great guy
Posted by Michelle Hoeltzner on November 23, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Saying many Prayers for your family!
Posted by Jeffrey and Kathy Fouberg on November 22, 2020
Becki and family, so sorry for your loss. We will say some prayers for you and your family.
Posted by Claudia Shaffer on November 22, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to you all at this most difficult time. May God wrap you in his arms and hold you near.
Posted by Ron and Paula Bendig on November 22, 2020
Dear cousin, news of your loss is felt with heavy hearts, sending our sincere sympathy and prayers, may love and God be with you and your family.
Posted by Karen Abart on November 22, 2020
Travis will be greatly missed. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers.
Posted by Amy hildebrand on November 22, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to everyone
Posted by Linda and Gary Humpal on November 22, 2020
So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful guy.
Posted by Mike Ashworth on November 22, 2020
So sorry to hear the sad news. Worked with Travis many times and he was an all around great guy. Deepest sympathy to his family. He will be greatly missed.
Posted by Harold and Mary Faatz on November 22, 2020
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Lorn Schmitz on November 22, 2020
Sympathy to Travis family and prayers . He was a great man and will be deply missed.
Posted by JoAnn McClanahan on November 22, 2020
You had a contagious smile. You will be missed but never forgotten .
Posted by Eugene & Kara Waldner on November 22, 2020
Bakers were a neighbor to us. We will miss him as our neighbor and friend. Our hearts were truly 💔 when we heard what happened. when we wanted something done we could call Travis and there he was helping out anyway possible.
We love you Becky and children!🙏
My grace is sufficient for thee, for my strength is made perfect in weakness, most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Posted by Jacob Cook on November 22, 2020
You will be missed my friend it was great to work around you, you really knew your way around the asphalt plant. Im thankful I got to know you rest easy
Posted by Lynn Metcalf on November 22, 2020
Dear Becky-So sorry for your loss. May you and your children cherish the memories, and get through the long days ahead, Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jerry and Lynn Metcalf
Posted by Larry Dean Ryken on November 22, 2020
Sending our sincere sympathy. May the Lord Wrap His Loving Arms Around You and Your Family with Comfort Peace and Strength.
Posted by Brenda Harris on November 22, 2020
So sorry for your loss he will greatly ut be missed.
Posted by Amber Cullison on November 22, 2020
Sympathy to the family. Sending prayers.
Posted by Tara Ahlers on November 22, 2020
Sympathy to Travis family and prayers that they take one day at a time with God watching over them.
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