Travis Hysell

Travis Hysell


Travis Wade “Bacon” Hysell, 41, of Oskaloosa, passed away Aug. 4, 2018, at the Mahaska Hospital Emergency Room. He was born June 16, 1977, at Stuttgert, Germany, the son of Robert Wayne Jr., and Joyce Cox Hysell. He graduated from the Fairfield High School with the class of 1996. After high school he attended Indian Hills Community College for two years. Following school, he worked at Rubbermaid in Centerville for several years. On May 22, 2004, he was married to Leslie Ryan at Forest Lake Baptist Camp in Ottumwa. In 2006, “Bacon” began working on the line at Pella Corporation and continued working there and of late was a quality tech with the company. He delighted being with his family and attending their activities; playing role-playing video games and attending Renaissance Fairs.

His family includes his wife, Leslie Hysell of Oskaloosa; two daughters, Jade Hysell and Sienna Hysell, both of Oskaloosa; mother, Joyce Hysell of West Des Moines; paternal grandmother, Nelma Hysell of Allerton; two brothers, Rusty (Tiffany) Hysell of Adel and Christopher (Ashley) Hysell of Corydon; sister: Megan Douthart (Rusty Camp) of Moberly, Mo.; and the “Big Teddy Bear Uncle” to many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Also surviving is a close friend, Russell Ahlhelm and in-laws, Cynthia (John) Thompson and Craig (Rhuie) Ryan.

His father; grandparents, Robert Hysell Sr., and Dean and Willa Jeane Cox and uncle, Jeff Cox, preceded him in death

Funeral Services were held Aug. 10 in the Bates Funeral Chapel with Reverend Steve Cox officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral ceremony. There will be a private family burial of the urn at the Allerton Cemetery in Allerton later.

Memorials may be made to the Oskaloosa Public Library or to the library of the donor’s choice.

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