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Travis Leon Comes Flying
September 3, 1969 - January 3, 2020

Funeral services for Travis Leon Comes Flying, 50, of Fort Thompson,
SD, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Fort Thompson Community Center in Fort Thompson, SD.
Wake services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, and Thursday,
Jan. 9, 2020, at the Fort Thompson Community Center of Fort Thompson, SD.
Burial will be at the Christ Episcopal Cemetery of Fort Thompson, SD.
Travis Leon Comes Flying made his journey to the Spirit World on Jan. 3, 2020, from SanfordMedical Center of Chamberlain, SD, at the age of 50.
Travis Leon Comes Flying was born Sept. 3, 1969, at Mid-Dakota Hospital of Chamberlain, SD, to Jozay and Delores (Ross) Comes Flying.
During his life, he attended Fort Thompson Elementary of Fort Thompson, SD, and went on to Crow Creek High School of Stephan, SD, where
he graduated in May of 1987 with honors of salutatorian of his class.
In 1987, Trav enlisted in the United States Army, graduating from basic
training at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. He was stationed on the Island of
Oahu in Hawaii at Fort Shafter from 1988 until 1991. Trav remained on active duty with the Army until being honorably discharged in 1994.
From 1988 through 1992, Trav was blessed with three children – Trevor
Comes Flying, Tiffany Comes Flying and Josephae Comes Flying, all of
Fort Thompson, SD.
In 1995, Trav began working for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe as an ambulance emergency medical technician. He then went to work for the Fort
Thompson Indian Health Service as a community health representative. In
2014, he returned to work for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Ambulance Program as the director. He was employed with the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
for over 20 years.
In 1999, Trav met the love of his life,Michelle Pease and they were united
in marriage in 2007. To this union, they were blessed with four daughters –
Chenoa Comes Flying, Chante Comes Flying, Leondra Comes Flying and
Alanna Comes Flying, all of Fort Thompson, SD.
Trav loved being an EMT and serving his community and was well respected and loved by many people.
The people who were affected by his caring, loving and generous spirit
would have also known that his family and children are his world and meant
everything to him. He was steadily and anxiously waiting for the arrival of
the newest grandchild to be born from his daughter, Chenoa.
Trav’s many joys in life were spending time with his family and friends.
He also loved spending time with his very special brother, Fabian.
Trav will be truly missed.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Michelle Pease of Fort
Thompson, SD; his children, Trevor Comes Flying of Fort Thompson, SD,
Tiffany Comes Flying of Fort Thompson, SD, Josephae Comes Flying of
Fort Thompson, SD, Chenoa Comes Flying of Fort Thompson, SD, Chante
Comes Flying of Fort Thompson, SD, Leondra Comes Flying of Fort
Thompson, SD, andAlanna Comes Flying of Fort Thompson, SD; two sis-
ters, Janice Bad Mocassin of Prior Lake, MN, and Wanda Gourneau and
husband, Frank of Fort Thompson, SD; two brothers, Fabian Comes Flying
and wife, Leatha of Fort Thompson, SD, and Farlan Comes Flying of Fort
Thompson, SD, and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; his
parents, Jozay and Delores Comes Flying; brothers, Llewelyn Comes Flying and Armand Comes Flying, Sr.; a sister, DebWalking Bull; a very special aunt, Illa Long Crow; a niece, NellieWalking Bull and his father-in-law,
Wallace Pease, Sr.
Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, will be in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at www.hickeyfuneralchapel.com.