Travis Lee Vatanasombat
Travis Lee Vatanasombat passed away on May 26, 2020 after a valiant eight year battle with cancer.
Travis was born on September 23, 1982 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Troy and Cindy Vatanasombat. Alongside his younger brother Tyler, Travis enjoyed camping and jet skiing. Family trips to visit aunts, uncles, and cousins in Thailand were special adventures for the four of them. Travis graduated from Norfolk High School and Northeast Community College before moving to Lincoln.
Travis was a valuable employee in his twenty years with Hy-Vee. It was at Hy-Vee that Travis met Ainsley Ann Lyons in 2012. Travis ensured they had many adventures whether it be a weekend getaway to KC, a trip across the country, or dragging Ainsley to Home Depot. Travis and Ainsley were wed on July 26, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
It was the best day ever, until November 14, 2017 when their daughter Chloe Ann was born. Chloe’s snuggles and kisses lifted his spirits when he wasn’t feeling well. Daddy and daughter tractor rides and dancing to classic rock in the kitchen were just a few of the many things that brought huge smiles to their faces.
Travis looked forward to the annual camping trips to Yankton, South Dakota with the guys. His hobbies included woodworking, house projects, and darts. Family and friends were the lucky recipients of his creative and thoughtful handcrafted gifts. Travis has so many friends that have been with him through the years. Travis was always quick to be there for them to lend a hand or a hammer. Their friends were just as quick with their support before he or Ainsley even had a chance to ask.
Travis is survived by his wife Ainsley Vatanasombat, daughter Chloe Vatanasombat, parents Troy and Cindy Vatanasombat, brother Tyler Vatanasombat, grandma Charlene Bernat, Ainsley’s parents Mike and Susan Lyons, her brother Dylan (Catherine) Lyons, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Travis was preceded in death by his grandpa Charles Bernat, grandparents Singkone and Sepow Vatanasombat, and paternal aunts and uncles.
There will be no services at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Travis Lee Vatanasombat
So sorry Ainsley. Prayers to you and your family.
You will be missed. Our world will never be the same without you here.
Your old college roommate, Matt
I am adding you and the whole family to my prayers… ( second time I tried to write this)
To the family of Travis
My son Brady and Travis best friends through many years. Brady truely thought the world of Travis and did have the highschool/college years of stories to tell.
So hard for words to say how my heart hurts for Travis family and friends
I worked with Travis at the Superior Hy-Vee for a short time but could tell that he loved his job and all of the people he worked with. My condolences to his Tyler and his family. He was a great guy and would help out wherever needed. I know that the Superior Hy-Vee has lost a great leader and wish everyone there my condolences as well! Tyler, I’ve also lost a sibling and I know how hard it is, but I know that Travis will follow and watch over you. Thinking of you ALL as you go through this!
First of all let me say I am so so sorry. He will leave a big hole in the world that knew him and loved him, his wife, his daughter, his parents, his brother, his relatives and also his Hy Vee family. God bless you Cindy and Troy.
Cindy, My heart is breaking for you and your family over the loss of Travis. No parent should have to bare the loss of a child. Cancer has taken so many loved ones from us. I’m praying that God will wrap his arms around you during this sad time.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this heartbreak. Please remember those wonderful memories! Our hearts are with you all!
Ainsley and Chloe, we’re so very sorry for your loss. If you need anything, please reach out. I know we haven’t spoken in a while, but I’m here. Call, text, or a visit. I’m here. I remember when you and Travis met. You never lost that smile he put on your face. It was true love ❤️. Prayers for you and your family.
Lucy, Joe, and Belle Pappas Nietfeldt
Steve and I were very saddened to hear of Travis’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and we will be in touch soon. Steven and Vickie Zorkowski
I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a gift to HyVee and all the employees. Such a friend! I will keep you in my prayers. Carol Wagner
It’s so sad to hear of your passing, Travis. You will be missed. We had some great times back in Norfolk … rest easy friend.
Sincerest condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace.