Travis Michael “Nyagiak” Fagerstrom
Travis Michael “Nyagiak” Fagerstrom was born on April 21, 1992 to Larry and Kathy Fagerstrom Sr. Proud dad to Lorelei Ida and Adaline Marie, baby brother to Crystal, Justin, Larry Jr., and Joyce. On May 5, 2019, only 27 years of being the family baby, Travis went to be with Floyd unexpectedly near sunset. In those short years he gave us pure joy and happiness with the huge heart he carried. His pure joy was shared upon everyone when he was expecting his daughters to come for a visit.
Travis attended school at the Martin L. Olson School in Golovin. He graduated from the Martin L. Olson School in May of 2010 along with his closest friends. Growing up he thoroughly enjoyed the game of basketball, whether it be on the court or playing video games. In high school he participated on the volleyball team and basketball team. Shortly after finishing high school he started working at the Chinik Traditional Store. After a few years he took over as the store manager. He was honored and awarded “Manager of the Year” in 2017 and 2018.
Some of his hobbies included learning and playing his guitar with Frank Jr., and Stanley; commercial fishing during the summers with Lance, Larry Jr., and Corey. He went commercial crabbing with Luke Smith, Reuben and Justin. Bird hunting in the fall and spring, snow machine “brapping” rides during the winter, and of course making an appearance to most of the local tournaments. He mastered his three pointers and made nearly all that he shot off.
As many of you know, Travis was calm, cool and collected! He managed to pull through some of the hardest obstacles one can handle or experience. His goofy character will surely be missed and cherished by all.
Travis is survived by his parents Larry and Kathy Fagerstrom Sr., siblings Crystal & Lance and family, Justin, Larry Jr. & Joann and family, Joyce & Jake and family. His beautiful daughters, Lorelei and Adaline, along with their mother Abigail. Aunts Peggy & Homer, Maggie & Terry, Ruthie & Chon, Myrtle & JT, Irene & Julian, Matilda, and Ebba & Bill. Uncles: June & Nora, Saul, Reuben & Amanda, Jack, Sonny & Celeste, Luke and Great Uncle Jerry Fagerstrom, also numerous cousins and multiple friends.
Preceded in death by his older brother Floyd, Gran and Papa; Jessie and Franklin Paniptchuk Sr., Gram and Grandpa; Alice and Floyd Fagerstrom, Aunts Doonga, Ruth, Isabelle, Leeta, Rosemary and Marie. Great Grandparents: John and Minnie Fagerstrom, Daniel and Ida Boone, Reuben and Katherine Paniptchuk, Saul and Leeta.