Daniel Travis Formhals
Daniel Travis Formhals was born on August 26, 1980 in Edmond, Oklahoma. He completed his work on earth on September 14, 2023 in Oklahoma City and returned to his eternal home, where he resides with his Creator, the angels and saints, family, and other loved ones who preceded him on the journey home.
Dan was an artist and an enthusiast. He was a cum laude graduate of Oklahoma City University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a Minor in Fine Arts. He was a brilliant glassblower, and was largely self-taught in that art. He was a talented potter. He was a creative cook and a “foodie”. He was a lover of travel and especially loved Spain, New Mexico, and trout fishing in the Ozarks. He was a concerned follower of current events and was never shy about sharing his analyses and critiques of national and world affairs. He was an avid horticulturist. He was a fanatical lover of dogs.
In his youth and early adulthood, Dan’s boldness, audacity, fearlessness, dreadlocks, and fondness for going barefoot were legendary.
Dan was a loyal, sweet, and loving friend and a dear son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin.
Daniel is survived by his mother Debra Brewer-Formhals, father Sherman Formhals, brother James Aaron Formhals, grandmother Mary Brewer, aunt Cathy Gordon and uncle Scott Gordon, aunt Marsha Brewer, aunt Cara Thompson and uncle Michael Thompson, uncle Hugh Formhals, aunt Arlene Butler, and a host of cousins and friends. He was preceded on his journey home by his grandfather, Carroll Brewer, grandmother Oowala Formhals, grandfather Clyde Formhals, and uncle Alex Formhals.
We who remain in our homes on earth are unspeakably saddened by Dan’s transition, which came much sooner than we expected or would have liked. But we are grateful for the time we had with him, for the gift of his spirit and the fruits of his spirit, and we look forward to being with him in eternity when our time comes.
Memorial donations may be made in Daniel’s honor to the Oklahoma Humane Society, https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=okhumane&id=1 .
A memorial gathering to honor and remember Daniel will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 1pm to 4pm at Paseo Arts Association at 3024 Paseo, Oklahoma City, OK 73103.