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Travis Michels

Travis A. "Sponge" Michels

Wednesday, September 20th, 1989 - Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Travis A. “Sponge” Michels, age 30, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020 in Eau Claire. He was born September 20, 1989 in Chippewa Falls, the son of Jeannie (Michels) Petska and Todd McIlquham. He graduated from Bloomer High School and worked at A.J. Industries in Bloomer. To say that Travis loved shooting darts is an understatement. No matter when or where, he was always ready for a game. He enjoyed mentoring others and teaching them about the art of dart shooting. He loved being around his friends, having a cold drink and placing the occasional wager. He was an amazing big brother, friend, honorary uncle and uplifting spirit to those who spent time with him.

He is survived by his mother and step-father: Jeannie and Mark Petska; his father: Todd McIlquham; sister: Katie Michels; grandparents: Tom Michels, Mary Iehl and Roxie McIlquham. Aunts: Tonya (Danny Lauer) McIlquham, Karen (John) Taylor, Sharon (Jon) Berg, Connie Beestman; his expansive dart family and fury companions Charlie, Ruby, and Odie; numerous cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by grandfather: Dave McIlquham; step-grandparents: Jeanine Michels and Larry Iehl.

There will be a visitation at Olson Funeral Home from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Friday, June 12 followed by a graveside service and burial at the Bloomer Cemetery at 3:00 PM. Please practice social distancing during the visitation and service. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 12th, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Location
    Olson Funeral Home
    Address
    1516 Larson St.
    BLOOMER, WI 54724
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  • Service

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 12th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Bloomer Cemetery
    Address
    17201 County Hwy F
    BLOOMER, WI 54724
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  • Interment

    Location
    Bloomer Cemetery
    Address
    17201 County Hwy F
    BLOOMER, WI 54724
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Dave and Kathie Darrington

Posted at 05:56pm
Our condolences. Sponge was a great person. So much fun to hang around.
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Posted at 05:51pm
With sympathy from the Durand boys. Jon Klein(umpa), Jared Wood(whoops),Chad Bignell(beagle) and Josh Wood (oat). You will be missed buddy!
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Kristen Haats, Todd Johnson, Heath Tachick, Brandi

Posted at 09:51am
Jeannie and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Debbie Taylor, MCHS EC

Posted at 10:59pm
To: Jeannie and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. My heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy.
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