Travis Hansen Obituary, Death – Travis Ray Hansen, 32, of Moberly, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at his home in Moberly, MO. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M on Friday, March 31, 2023, at the United Methodist Church in Palmer, Nebraska. Pastor Mike Anderson will officiate. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Palmer by his grandmother, Delores McClellan.
When we get older, it is an unavoidable aspect of life that we will eventually hear the news of the demise of a person who was once very close to us. And though it’s never easy, certain deaths just hit harder than others.
When I was younger, I used to spend a lot of time trying to make sense, in the kid brain that I had at the time, of adult problems that had contributed to the trauma that I had experienced in my life. Because I did not have a complete grasp of the situation, I refrained from having any kind of conversation with anyone about it.
Getting on my bike or putting on my rollerblades and spending hours traveling up and down every road in Sac City, Iowa was one of the ways I helped myself cope with the traumatic experience I had been through. And on these days, I would typically be accompanied by two of my friends, Patrick Duffy and Travis Hansen. Sometimes both of them would come with me, and other times just one of them would come. Rollerblades were the mode of transportation of choice for Travis and I.
We would fool about and giggle until we were so exhausted that we couldn’t breathe for hours on end on those blades. In addition to this, Travis would reliably visit the bowling alley on a weekly basis on Saturday evenings to keep me company while I was working. When I think back on it today, I can’t help but smile because I remember how passionate he grew about bowling.
Neither Patrick nor Travis will ever be able to fully comprehend the significance of the time I spent cruising about Sacramento on my bike or rollerblades to me. Those are some of my most treasured memories from my youth, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that they were more therapeutic for me than any therapy session ever could have been. Our friendships were never strained in any way…they came naturally. I felt completely comfortable being myself around both of them. And those kinds of friendships can be difficult to come by in life at times.
Even though we didn’t stay in touch after high school, when I heard that Patrick had passed away, a piece of my heart broke. Even though we didn’t stay in touch after high school, it broke my heart. Then another part of the puzzle was revealed this week when it was announced that Travis had passed away. Travis, you were an absolutely incredible human being. I shall be thankful till the end of time for all of the hours we spent together. Rest easy, buddy, at least until the next time we get to put on those rollerblades together.