Travis Sailer, 45, of Hazen ND passed away Monday, July 26, 2021. Services will be held at 11:00 AM CDT on Friday, July 30, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Beulah with Fr. Tom Grafsgaard officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM CDT on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with a vigil service at 7:00 PM.
Travis was born on May 26, 1976 to Willard and Edith (Roll) Sailer in Richardton, ND. He grew up and attended school in Hebron, ND and graduated from Hebron High School. After graduation, Travis attended college in Laramie, WY to earn a degree in diesel technology.
After college, he guided in the mountains of Montana along with cowboying on the side. He loved chasing those white lines to catch another rodeo in his spare time. After many hours on the road, Travis found his way back home and settled down.
He soon met the love of his life, Debbie Wiege and they were married on May 9, 1998 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Hazen, ND. Travis and Debbie were blessed with five children, Logan, Haley, Hannah, Layton, and Josie.
Travis loved to chase monster elk and mule deer in Montana and Wyoming. On his various trips, he enjoyed snagging trout in the creeks of the Bighorns. He was always the guy to have another pack trip planned before the one he was on was over. When he was back home, he loved to coyote and goose hunt in ND. Alongside being an avid outdoorsman, Travis was also a self-proclaimed “bronc buster” and “the handiest guy in the state of ND”. He loved to start young colts and train rope horses alongside his kids. He taught them the western way of life, hauling them to every rodeo in the state of ND.
He was always known for cracking out his famous sayings (“Here now here now”, “That’ll happen on those bigger jobs”, and “Hotter than tomcat -----) while drawing a crowd in with his dramatic stories, making every person laugh. He loved to cook for people, especially making his “famous” sausage and chili. He always liked to try new things; which led him to smoking a goat for everyone to “enjoy” at the National Jr. High Finals.
Above everything that he loved, he was an amazing father and loved his family and friends above all else. Travis was the type of guy to give the shirt off his back and lend a helping hand to those who needed it.
God called him home to saddle his horse and ride to the big country upstairs where the grass grows lush, green, and stirrup high.
Those blessed to share his life with him include: his wife, Debbie; his children: Logan, Haley, Hannah, Layton, and Josie; his father, Willard and step-mother Linda; and his sister Tara Heydt; alongside so many close friends.
Travis was preceded in death by his mom, Edith; his grandparents; his uncle Ronnie; and Special family friend Garland Gaite Gebhardt.
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