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Franklin Travis

May 1, 1940 August 9, 2020
Franklin Travis
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Peoria Heights- Franklin G. Travis, age 80, of Peoria Heights, passed away at 9:39 AM on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at his residence.

Born May 1, 1940 in Peoria, a son to Arthur T. and Wilma Hazard Travis. On April 21, 1945 his father passed away in the line of duty during World War II. His mother remarried to Raymond Diveley and was raised by him as a child. Franklin honorably served in the United States Air Force. He worked for Caterpillar for 33 years until his retirement in 1997. Franklin was an avid golfer who lived a simple life.

Survivors include three sisters: Linda Holliman of Peoria Heights, Joann (Geza) Ehrentreu of Rockford and Debbie (Terry) Kenny of Peoria; four nieces: Christine Schindler of Peoria Heights, Shay (Wes) Higgins of Henderson, NV, Reka Ehrentreu of Rockford and Maggie Kenny of Peoria; one nephew Chris (Joelle) Holliman of Connecticut; one great niece Kylie Schindler and four great nephews: Nathan, Peter and Lucas Holliman and Cody Schindler.

Franklin was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and brother-in-law Frank Holliman.

Per Franklin’s wishes, cremation rights have been accorded and a private burial of ashes took place in Resurrection Cemetery.

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