In loving memory of

Travis Thornton
September 29, 1971 - August 4, 2019

Travis Thornton, 47, of Baxter, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Bethany United Church of Christ in Baxter, Iowa from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. A private family burial will be held at a later date in Bethany Cemetery in Baxter, Iowa.

Travis was born on September 29, 1971 to Billy "Bill" and Faye (Paulsen) Thornton in Des Moines, Iowa. His family relocated to rural Baxter where Travis was raised. He attended Baxter High School he played football. He graduated with the class of 1990. After school, Travis worked for Colfax Tractor Parts before starting his own tractor restoration company. He was a true craftsman and could rebuild, build, or fix about anything. Travis was member of Bethany United Church of Christ in Baxter. He loved spending time with Lisa and Tristan, hunting, fishing, racing stock cars, hanging out with friends at the shop, and recently trapping with Tristan.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Lisa Thornton of Baxter, IA; son Tristan Thornton of Baxter, IA; parents Bill Thornton of Baxter, IA, and Faye Thornton of Baxter, IA; brother Bill Thornton of Baxter, IA; mother-in-law Macy Lisk of Baxter, IA; brother-in-law Justin Lisk; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many close friends.

Travis is preceded in death by his grandparents; and father-in-law Randy Lisk.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Fredregill Family Funeral Home in Baxter has been entrusted with the care of Travis and his family.


Rhonda Milligan wrote on Aug 8, 2019:

"I have know Travis for years what a great guy. Were going to miss you.God Bless"

Debra Slings wrote on Aug 6, 2019:

"Lisa, Tristan, Macy, Justin, & Family, I?m so sorry to hear of Travis?s passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts, and prayers. May the Lord God Almighty heal your broken hearts, blessing you with His peace, that surpasses all understanding, during this difficult time, and in the days ahead. Sincerely, Debra Slings"

Debbie Meyer wrote on Aug 5, 2019:

"I remember when we first moved to Baxter, Troy went to a "guys shop" to throw back a few brews and chat with a guy that "knows everything about tractors". Troy described him as scary talented, kind, everyone's friend. He had just met the guy. I didn't know Travis well, but he always made me feel like we have been friends forever when I did see him. He will be missed by so many. We are so very sorry for your loss. Troy and Debbie Meyer and family"

Ashley wrote on Aug 4, 2019:

"One good not have met a more genuine person. He was our glue. "