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Travis Conner DeMinck, 40, Fargo, ND, passed away on December 13, 2021. Travis was born on May 30, 1981 to Douglas and Paula DeMinck at St. Lukes Hospital in Fargo, ND. They love him more than words can express. He is a graduate of Fargo North High School in 1999, where he participated in Baseball and was a two year letterman in Football. Travis went on to study at NDSU and graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Construction Management in May 2007. After graduation he went on to working in the profession of Construction and received an additional Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Degree from MSCTC in May of 2012. Following this he became a Certified HVAC Mechanic and completed a Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Apprenticeship. This led to the achievement of Sheet Metal Worker Journeyman in May of 2018. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Local 10 Union and spent a number of years working in the career of HVAC and maintained a passion for heating and air conditioning. Anyone who knew him was touched by his kindness, humor, charm, and mild temperament, along with a tremendous heart. He was quick to smile and took pleasure in spending time with his many friends. He loved to fish, play frisbee golf and video games, was a dart champion, and an artist who liked to draw. He had an appreciation for various types of music, was a fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and the Miami Dolphins, enjoyed watching Jeopardy (where he was quick with so many of the answers). He could make you laugh with an ease for sincere kindness and generosity. Authentic and unpretentious, he appreciated simplicity. He relished his truck (especially the red one) and had a knack for taking apart machines and then fixing or repairing them. He also suffered from the disease of alcoholism, which he struggled with and eventually lost the battle. While unable to overcome this addiction, he was a fierce and persistent fighter. May he forever be remembered for his beautiful presence along with the light he brought to the hearts and minds of those who love him. Travis was preceded in death by his grandfathers Willis J Hannifin and Gene E DeMinck. He is survived by his parents Paula and Douglas; his sister Shawna (Ryan) Wiser; his brother William DeMinck; niece and nephew Amelia and Dylan; grandmothers Shirley Hannifin and Marlene DeMinck; uncles Tim Hannifin, Tony (Susan) DeMinck, Steve DeMinck, Mike (Debra) DeMinck; aunts Renee (Glen) Hurst, Teresa (Don) Smith, Diane (Kent) Kleist, and many cousins. He also leaves behind too many friends to list. Services will be held at Boulger Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 28, at 2:00 pm, Family and Friends are invited to participate in light bites immediately following the service.

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  1. Oh my goodness, Paula and Doug, we are simply in shock with this news. Such a sweet guy and I know our Brian loved him as a brother. We are in tears for you! Helen & Tom

  2. Paula and Doug, we just heard from Tim, we are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you at this difficult time.

  3. So sorry to hear about Travis. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult journey. May God comfort you all.

  4. My sincere condolences Paula to you and your entire family. I cannot imagine the pain you are all going through right now, but please know I am sending all the prayers and love and support that I can from afar. May Travis finally rest in peace. Please let us know if you need anything.

  5. Travis was the nicest guy to work with. He always had a smile on his face. He was always quick to help when you had a question about something. The news of his passing was hard to take. I’m gonna miss that smile and his laugh because him or I would always have something funny to say to each other at work. I’m going miss you bud. So sorry for your loss Deminck family.

  6. Doug, Paula, Shawna & Billy please accept our deepest sympathy at this time of grief and pain. We are so very sorry for your loss.

  7. Paula and Doug,
    We are so very sad and sorry for your loss of your beautiful son. There are no words to convey the depth of your loss. Please know we will keep your family in our prayers.

  8. I will cherish the many memories of his warm smile. He always greeted me with such warmth. He really had such a kind, and caring heart. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss.

  9. Paula: The mother-son bond is something truly special and I know you are close with Travis. I am here for you during this time and want to express my deepest condolences for your loss. My heart is heavy knowing that he is no longer with you. I am beyond saddened knowing that he has passed. Know that he will be missed by many and I am thinking of you and your family. It is said, “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Please, never hesitate to let me know how / if I may help.

  10. Paula, I’m so very sorry. Please know I’m thinking of you and love & prayers are being sent your way. 🙏🏻♥️

  11. Paula, Doug, Billy and Shawna,
    So sorry for the loss of Travis, may all the great memories and God comfort you. My deepest sympathy to all, many hugs and prayers during this extremely difficult time.

  12. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a charming man who could always put a smile on anyone’s face. He will be greatly missed by many.

  13. I’m terribly sorry for you loss. He was a great friend who brought a smile to everyone’s face he was around. He will be missed. RIP brother!!

  14. From Kinder Castle to High School to wedding receptions and everything in between. Travis was a genuinely kind, adventurous, fun-loving and funny person! He was exactly himself every time we saw each other. His Soul will live eternal in the many lives he touched and he will be missed greatly. My condolences.

  15. Paula and family,
    We are so saddened to hear of Travis’ passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Steve and Sheila Danielson

  16. I’m still in disbelief. Travis was one of the best friends a person could ever hope to have. I’m forever grateful to Travis for giving the best big hugs, having the goofiest laugh and giggle, calling hoodies “sweated hoodshirts” and letting me steal them sometimes, helping me pass high school math, giving the best piggyback rides, being the first one to notice and compliment a new hairstyle, introducing me to Kids in the Hall, sharing his Totino’s party pizzas, flashing that million-dollar smile, and having such a talent for making someone feel like they were the most important person in the room. There are so many more things that made Travis DeMinck a genuinely amazing person. I’m lucky to have called him a friend. The world is a lot less cool without him in it, but I will never forget all the ways he made life better.
    I miss you, Trav, and you are forever loved.

  17. Doug, Paula, and family I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Travis we didn’t hangout as much as we did when we were kids. I wish we could have hung out more often but I always considered you a good friend. I miss you greatly.

  18. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Travis was a great guy. He always knew how to make me smile and laugh. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

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