Travis Lynn Kulhanek, 44, a resident of Shoshone, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Shoshone.

Travis was born on September 4, 1971, to Gaydana and Lonny Kulhanek, the youngest of 4 children, attending schools in both Shoshone and Gooding, Idaho.

In a hurry to live life, he began working as a teen for local business men, hauling hay and custom farming.

He soon met the love of his life, Taci. Inseparable from the beginning, they embarked on their life together. Raising first, son Joshua, then daughter Keri, in Gooding while working in the Wood River and Fairfield areas.

A born wanderer, he dreamed of sailing the seas and beyond. His thirst for knowledge never satisfied. So, they traveled, learning, doing, planning, always with his wife, Taci.

They moved to Wyoming, Montana and Nevada, Travis working in the mining industry, both above and below ground. He was an equipment operator, truck driver, and even worked in a lab. But his favorite job was being a Grandpa which brought him home to Shoshone to be near his daughter and her new family.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Taci Mari Kulhanek; son Joshua; daughter Keri (Chris) Edwards; grandsons Parker and Aaro Edwards; parents Gaydana and Lonny Kulhanek; sisters Tenia (Darrell) Johnson; Corina Kulhanek (Bauman); brother Terance “Terry” Kulhanek; nieces Beth, Debra and Kacie Bauman and Chace Kulhanek; nephews Aric Johnson, Andrew and Brandon Bauman. Travis is also survived by many extended family members who are too numerous to list but in our hearts and prayers.

Bigger than life, a happy soul, loving family man, good friend and hard worker, we didn’t know we would lose him so soon.

A memorial barbecue will be held from 12:00 pm Noon until dark on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at the Pavilion and Gazebo at the Mary L. Gooding Memorial Park in Shoshone, Idaho located on North Rail Street West.

Monetary gifts may be made to the Travis Kulhanek Donation Account at any Zions Bank branch.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel.

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