December 6, 1979 -- June 9, 2019
Travis Kula, 39, of Silver Creek, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Columbus.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 14, at the Twin River Public School Silver Creek site gymnasium. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the United Methodist Church in Silver Creek. Interment will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions are encouraged to the family in lieu of plants and flowers.
Travis Michael Kula was born on Dec. 6, 1979, to Ed and Rose (Staniec) Kula. Travis grew up around the Silver Creek area with his older sister Bol-og-na and his younger brother Dale, a wealth of Polish cousins and great friends that have become family. Travis fell for the love of his lifetime at just 15. He knew then and always that Carmen was the one. Travis and Carmen (Condon) were united in marriage on July 17, 2004, at The Methodist Church in Silver Creek and from this union they had four children. Through all the incredible joyous occasions and horrific tragedies, Travis handled life with a calm and quiet grace that few humans possess. It was hard to find Travis without a smile on his face or trying to bring one to yours.
Travis was the ultimate Grammar Nazi, and was fluent in sarcasm, which he prided the fact that his children took after him with. He was a Husker fanatic, lifetime Pittsburg Steelers fan, sports loving man that loved mushroom hunting with his family. He served as the director of youth baseball, and was a former volunteer firefighter in The Village of Silver Creek. Travis was a pool shark who loved to give you that look while not so subtly making sure you knew that you were about to lose. Travis enjoying wrestling, football, basketball and baseball, and played daily with his family and the town kids. Travis worked at various positions in life, most recently at Hubbard Feeds in Columbus to maintain the stability for his family. He was the rock and glue that happily kept them together.
Travis loved Carmen, their children Payton, Spencer, Brycen, and Madison with a love and devotion that was uncontainable, he would do anything that was needed for them without blinking an eye. He loved his extended family and friends, collecting all things Budweiser, polka music, puppy breath and babies. He had a beautifully dark sense of humor, meme addiction, and was always available for a friend in need. He loved teaching children new skills and when they succeeded, you would be hard pressed to determine who was more excited, the child or Travis. He lived his life with a baseball memory: "once something happens, shake it off and carry on because you learned something and it will be better next time."
Travis will be forever mourned by wife, Carmen (MaMa); beloved children, Spencer, Brycen, and Madison; father, Ed Kula; sister, Toni Bologna Eastman; brother, Kale Dale Kula and their children and spouses; beloved extended family: The Condons, Nolans, Tonniges, Beck, Wiese, Winn families; many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and players.
Travis will be reunited with his cherished first-born son, Payton Michael, gone all too soon; mother, Rose Kula; beloved niece, Joslyn Wiese; grandparents, Alex and Mary (Yrkoski) Kula; Louis (Ike) and Helen (Mieck) Staniec.
Please honor Travis by wearing your favorite sports attire to help celebrate his life and all things sports at 10:30 in the gymnasium at the school in Silver Creek on Friday.
Remembrances can be sent at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.