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Travis Frigen

May 22, 1978 — September 14, 2016

On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, at the age of 38, Travis Blake Frigen passed away unexpectedly at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. His loving family and friends were at his side.

Travis, the son of Sheryl (Tisdel) and Ronald Frigen was born May 22, 1978 in Breckenridge, MN. He lived in Milnor, Wahpeton, and Breckenridge with his family. He graduated from Wahpeton High School in 1996 then attended NDSCS.

Travis was a very intelligent, kind, and gentle person with a huge heart. His piercing blue eyes, infectious smile and great sense of humor will long be remembered by everyone.

Travis was a self-taught, talented musician who wrote many songs and music. He loved his electric guitar and put his entire heart and soul into playing.

Reading was a passion for Travis and he read everything he could find. He was especially interested in science and history books or documentaries.

Travis was a collector of electronics, musical instruments and equipment. He loved to frequent Garage Sales or Thrift Shops. He was always on the hunt for gadgets he could use or create something with – Things we all may call junk, were treasures to Travis.

He was an avid hunter & fisherman. He spent many hours fishing with his nephews and friends waiting to "Catch the Big One."

Travis was a gifted artist and designed many pieces of sketch art.

He loved watching the Vikings football and never missed a game, regardless of how badly they played.

He was employed at various businesses in Wahpeton and Fargo. His favorite job was working at the Chahinkapa Zoo. He had a great love for animals.

For the past three years he was able to help his sister as care-taker for his niece and nephews. He was like a second father to them.

Travis had a special bond with his grandmother Lorraine, who passed away only eight months ago, his mother Sheryl and sister Sherisa. Family meant everything to him.

He struggled with a lifelong addiction, but that is not what defined him. Travis was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

Travis is survived by his mother, Sheryl Tisdel (Jeff Onchuck) of Lidgerwood, ND; his sister Sherisa Banks (Mike), nephews, Chaye, Daine, Kade and Jude, and niece Krysin of Fergus Falls, MN.; sister Merceline Frigen (Jay LaFriniere), nephews Wyatt and Hunter, nieces Roni and Merceline of Waubun, MN.; and a brother Andrew Frigen also of Waubun. Travis' Aunts and Uncles played an important role in his life: Marge (Tisdel) & Ray Burnstad, Yvonne (Tisdel) & Roger Berg, LeAnn (Tisdel) and Dale Jensen, Betty (Frigen) & Jerry Nicolai, Linda (Frigen) & Ken Dahl, Diane (Frigen) Stanley, Patsy (Frigen) & Francis Listopad, and Sandra Frigen.

He was preceded in death by his father Ronald Frigen, maternal grandparents Lorraine (Farup) & Blake Tisdel, paternal grandparents Lois (Rehberg) & Harold Frigen, and Uncle Roger Frigen. The Celebration of Life for Travis will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19th at the Willow Creek Chapel – 920 3rd Ave. N. in Wahpeton, ND. Father Patrick Parks will officiate.

Pall Bearers will be his brother Andrew Frigen, cousins, Shannon Berg, Jeremy Jensen & Shane Jensen, friends, Lyle Levery, Corey Gjwoyna, Adam Niechcaj, and John Skully.

Burial will take place at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery near Mooreton, ND, at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 20th.

Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.

Be Free and Rest in Peace Brother-Until We Meet Again. YOUR LOVING SISTER SHERISA


Willow Creek Chapel
920 3rd Ave North
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Monday, September 19, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Willow Creek Chapel
920 3rd Ave North
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Monday, September 19, 2016
7:00 PM

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