Richard L. Travers age 65 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.
There will be a visitation gathering with family on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington from 5-7:00 p.m. Burial of his cremated remains will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorials to your favorite charity.
Richard Lawrence Travers was born on May 7, 1953 and grew up on a farm in Norwood, Massachusetts to Thomas L. and Christine (Lawrence) Travers. He grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Walpole High School. He received his Associates Degree from Northeastern University in Boston. Richard married Jo Ann Cook on September 15, 1995 in Weymouth, MA. He then received a degree in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from the University of Denver. Richard worked for the William Street Center in Denver and worked in the Drug Court System. They moved to Orange County, California to work in the Drug Court System there. Richard then worked for Rick Feilmeier for three years in California driving a truck and moving equipment. He and Jo Ann moved to Hartington in the fall of 2006 where he continued to work for Rick on his farm in Hartington. Richard really enjoyed being a farm manager and took a lot of pride in his work.
Richard did some fishing and loved to drive around the countryside to check the crops, but mostly to harass his friends and neighbors.
Richard is survived by his wife Jo Ann of Hartington; son Richard and wife Iliana Travers of Boston, MA; four grandchildren; sister Cathy (Jim McKnight of Norton, MA; two brothers and spouses Thomas (Janet) Travers of Franklin, MA, John (Jeanie) Travers of Franklin, MA.
He was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother Robert.
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JoAnne, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Richard was always interesting and fun to talk to and a big part of the farming and trucking. We will all miss him.
Verne & Kathy Climer
JoAnn, My love is with you. Richard was an amazing man with that Deep voice. the story of how you met and when you fell in love is one that always warmed my heart. I am a phone call away if you need me.
I am saddened to hear of Richards passing, he would make everyones day brighter when he would come into Coleridge Welding -- he could make you laugh and he always ALWAYS had a smile. He will be missed. Our sympathies to you and your family.
Jo Ann, I was deeply saddened to discover the passing of Richard. I am so very sorry for your loss. Richard was such a pleasant, kind, and fun guy! I really enjoyed chatting with him and hanging out with you guys when you would come over to Bill and Lorraine Rasmussen's place, where Kent and I now live as Kent bought the house after Bill's passing. I could not for the life of me remember your last name as I have been trying to figure out your address to send an invite for Kent and I's wedding coming up this June on the 15th. As I googled you guys, I discovered this news of Richard's passing and I was shocked. Bill and Richard were quite similar in my eyes and seemed to enjoy working together. I always enjoyed their presence and humor. I wasn't sure how else to message you or get a hold of you, so here lies my message. I am not sure what happened but may God be with you in this time of loss and sadness. I will be thinking of you and praying for you.
Much love, Kelsey Weinandt
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