A somber procession

Bill Rethlake | Daily NewsTravis Wenning’s funeral procession to St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery is pictured. Fellow firemen of Travis’s mother rode on either side of the hay wagon bearing the casket as the family rode in the Massey Ferguson’s cab. North Decatur High School students parked their own tractors all along the procession route in final tribute to the brave boy who fought Burkitt’s Lymphoma most of the last year of his short life.

GREENSBURG – Family, friends and community members said good-bye to Travis Paul Wenning, 6, Monday morning following a Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Drawn by a Massey-Ferguson tractor and followed by a John Deere, his tiny coffin, placed on a simple hay wagon and flanked on each side by pallbearers, was escorted by a long and silent procession through town to the child’s final earthly resting place at St. Maurice Cemetery.

North Decatur students parked their own tractors along the route in tribute to Travis, who ultimately lost his battle with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, the cancer he’d bravely fought most of the last year of his short life.

The Greensburg community as well as farmers and motorcycle enthusiasts rallied around Travis and his parents, Nick and Julie (Holzer) Wenning, helping them meet the enormous cost of the boy’s specialized care and treatment over the last year as he was shuttled back and forth to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Travis’s memory can be made to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.