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     Travis Heath Schiernbeck, age 42, of Lamar, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016.

     Travis was born February 5,1974, to Merlin and Brenda (Young) Schiernbeck. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1992, he was led by his natural ability and life-long interest in cooking to a career in restaurant management.  Travis had managed various restaurants including Perkins in New Jersey and Country Kitchen in Joplin.  He was an avid gardener and enjoyed feeding his yard full of birds.  Content with simple pleasures, Travis invested in relationships and counted family as the highest priority in his life.  He was of the Christian faith.

      Survivors include his mother, Brenda Felts, Lamar; father, Merlin Schiernbeck, Osceola, Wisconsin; a brother, Steven Schiernbeck and long-time companion, Brandi Haddock, Carthage; three half-brothers, Dallas, Houston, and Jordan Schiernbeck; grandmothers, Lois Young, Carthage, and Mary Schiernbeck, Lamar; aunts, Lisa Overman, Marlene Shaw and Marlys Buckner; and an uncle, Milo Schiernbeck.   Travis had a large extended family and was lovingly called “Papa” by a special niece and nephew, Jassiah and Chance Schiernbeck.

     Preceding Travis in death were his grandfathers, Clifford Young and Hugo Schiernbeck; a half-sister, Dakota Schiernbeck; an uncle, David Young; and two aunts, Carol Gastel and Linda Parker.

     A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery southeast of Jasper with Bob Gastel officiating.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jasper Shrine Club in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#14 Lamar moDShane Milligan 2016-10-12 11:15
So sorry for the passing of Travis. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. I will keep the family in my prayers.
#13 Carthage,MOTara Kenagy 2016-10-12 09:59
My heart weighs heavy today. Travis was always a kind and gentle man. I have some awesome memories. He had such a big heart and would do anything for anyone. I am so glad that Jassiah, Chance and myself got to be a part of his life. He will be greatly missed.
#12 Barb Strobel 2016-10-12 06:18
Merlin & Brenda - So very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers of comfort & peace.
#11 Irwin, MOJill Pugh 2016-10-11 14:34
So sorry to hear about your great loss. Travis' life was much too short. Our prayer is for comfort for your family.
#10 Tulsa, OKBob Gastel & family 2016-10-11 08:21
Brenda, Merlin and family, our condolence's too you all, on passing of Travis. It won't be the same at Holiday dinner's at Grandma's or Geraldine's, without Travis. May our Lord Jesus, provide comfort, peace and healing, for immediate family, and also, for all, who knew and loved Travis.
#9 Lamar, MOLaurann and Bruce Robertson 2016-10-11 05:18
We are so sorry to hear about Travis....our prayers go out for your family....what a sorrowful time....asking God to comfort you all.
#8 Heather Sipes Byers 2016-10-10 23:23
Brenda, Steven, Jassiah, and Chance: My heart is heavy to hear this news. Travis was always such a good and funny man. I have so many wonderful memories of him, and know that he is already greatly missed. May God comfort you and surround you in peace as only He can. Your family is in my prayers. If there is anything at all I can do for any of you, please do not hesitate to ask.
I love you all,
#7 LamarMike Kelley 2016-10-10 20:26
Brenda, I'm so very sorry to hear about Travis. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
#6 Sheldon MOHollee Cross 2016-10-10 19:38
Brenda and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine imagine the sadness you feel at this time. I pray God will comfort you and grant you peace in the days ahead. Take Care!
#5 Bethesda Hospital 6WestFlecia Kyles-Banks 2016-10-10 19:25
Our hearts go out to you, Merlin Schiernbeck. Please know that we are here for you. You are and always will be a part of 6W family. When you hurt, we hurt. Praying that you have the strength to endure this pain. We love and miss you.

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