Travis Chapman Obituary, Death Cause – An unexpected death occurred on May 19, 2023 at the Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center for Travis L. Chapman, who was 50 years old and from Beatrice. He was the son of James Robert Chapman and Mildred Marie (Reece) Chapman, and he was born on June 9, 1972 in Superior, Nebraska. Travis received his undergraduate education from the University of Nebraska Kearney after completing his high school studies at Nelson High School.
Rachel Aksamit was his bride on the day of their wedding, which took place on April 29, 2000. While he was still in high school, he held a job at Schott Oil in Nelson. After relocating to Beatrice, he found employment with Husqvarna and Roehr’s Machinery, where he held the positions of sales and parts manager. He held the position of O.E. Customer Service Manager at NEAPCO, where he worked at the time.
Although Travis enjoyed golf, hunting, and fishing, the majority of his life was focused on his children and the activities that they participated in. Together with his son, he took care of the yard and coached baseball for young players and for the Tri-County Legion. Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Rachel Chapman of Beatrice; children, Landen and Breanna Chapman; mother, Mildred Chapman; siblings, Melissa Cox and husband Terry and Greg Reece and wife Marian; parents-in-law, Kenneth and Myra Aksamit; sisters-in-law, Jennifer (Jeramie) Benson and Michelle (Jared) Harrington; several nieces and nephews and a host of extended family and friends.
His grandfather, Lewis Reece, and his grandparents, Ralph and Jane Chapman, and Lewis and Mildred Reece, all passed away before he was born. His father, James R. Chapman, was the first to pass away. Ivan and Joyce Dean will preside over the funeral ceremony that will be place on the afternoon of Friday, May 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Nelson Community United Church of Christ located at 115 W. 1st Street in Nelson, Nebraska.
The Nelson Cemetery is going to be used for the interment. At 1:45 in the afternoon, there will be a prayer service for families. The corpse will lay in state at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice on Thursday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and the family will welcome relatives and friends from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. On Friday, the family will also greet relatives and friends at the church one hour before the service.