Nicholas R. Hakanson

March 14, 1995January 4, 2019
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Nicholas Robert Hakanson, born March 14, 1995 and passed away unexpectedly on January 4, 2019. Nick was an auto mechanic at Walker Ford in Clearwater; he LOVED working on his F-150 and F-250. He was 2013 graduate of East Lake High School and a 2016 graduate of Universal Technical Institute (UTI) where he studied auto mechanics with a focus on the Ford FACT program. Growing up, Nick was a Boy Scout, starting with Troop 48 in Tarpon Springs then with Troop 26 in Palm Harbor. Nick enjoyed visiting his family who lived in PA and his friends and was very caring to all he cared about. He was starting to learn more about cooking and found it helped relieve stress. He had a lot of friends and family who loved him dearly and now have a big void in their lives. He is survived by his Parents, Roy Hakanson of Tarpon Springs, FL, and Paula Hakanson of Clearwater, FL; Brother, Brian Hakanson of Clearwater, FL; Grandfather, Paul Anderson of Northern Cambria, PA; Aunts, Jean Anderson of St. Petersburg, FL and Joyce (Paul) Niebauer of Northern Cambria, PA; Uncle, Paul Anderson of Altoona, PA; Cousins, Amanda, Shawn, Christian and Camryn Veneskey and David, Shawna, Chloe and Evan Niebauer all of Northern Cambria, PA; Aunt, Debbie Lorigan of Olathe, KS; Cousin, Tim (Virginia) Nusbaum of Boca Raton, FL; Cousin, Robyn (Guy) Seymour of Temperance, MI. Nick is preceded in death by his Grandmother, Helen Anderson of Northern Cambria, PA; Grandmother, Martha Hakanson of Toledo, OH; Grandfather, Robert Hakanson of Toledo, OH. Services will be held at Sylvan Abbey, 2853 Sunset Point Rd, Clearwater, FL on Tuesday, January 8th from 5-8 pm with a service at 6 pm.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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Teresa Graves

January 12, 2019

Mr. Roy I spoke with you over the phone on Friday regarding a business matter. Your sadness penetrated the phone. Cannot help but think of you and your family during your most difficult time. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. Our heart felt condolences are sent. ONLY TRUST HIM. HE IS ABLE.

Kate Prodenchuk

January 8, 2019


I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know I am here after the week passes and everyone has returned to their normal routines. You are in the presence of many who care. Praying for you & your family. May Nicholas rest in peace.

Joe Salib

January 8, 2019


Even after several days, your departure from Earth doesn't seem any more real to me than it did when I heard the news.

I consider myself fortunate to have met you and get to know you well enough to consider you a friend. But, I'm not as fortunate as some of the many others that have known you for most, if not all your short life. The more I learn about you through others, the sadder I am over the opportunities I won't have to spend time with you.

I was looking forward to showing you the land yachts I've acquired and chatting it up with you under the carport. I was looking forward to watching you and Amanda exchange jokes that only the two of you would understand.

I pray wherever you are, you're happiness is limitless - because there is no limit to the grief that has befallen all that are here and miss you terribly.

May the Lord repose your soul in the paradise of joy, give comfort to your loved ones and may you Rest In Peace.


Joe Salib

January 8, 2019


Even after several days, none of this seems real to me. I'm going through the motions, but I just can't believe you departed this earth.

I spent enough time to be able to say I know you and call you a friend, but not enough - now I really wish I had more opportunities - the more I see the accounts of others who've known you longer, the sadder I am that I didn't get to see you more.

I was really looking forward to showing you the cars I acquired and chatting it up under the carport or watching you and Amanda go at it with jokes that nobody but the two of you could understand.

I hope wherever you are, you are limitlessly happy, because there's no limit to the grief down here on Earth over your passing.

May the Lord have mercy on your soul and comfort all those here, who miss you terribly.

Rest in Peace - Joe

Chuck Coffiey

January 8, 2019

My deepest condolences to you and your family during your time of loss. My family and I keep you in our prayers. May God comfort and strengthen your family as you pass through this time of sorrow.

Debbie Lorigan

January 8, 2019

Roy, Paula and Brian...I am so sorry for your loss and know that each of you are in my prayers. I remember Nick as a very energetic little boy with an impish grin like he knew something that no one else did. Keep the good memories.

Phil Lyerly

January 8, 2019

Roy, Paula and Brian, I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have wonderful memories of him on the youth trip to South Florida. We laughed so much it hurt.

Christine Marr

January 8, 2019

So sorry to you Roy, and your family for the loss of your beautiful son/ sibling. I looked at every picture shared and can see, he must have been such a joy. I pray that you find some peace and comfort in these words and may Nicholas rest in peace...

April Wood

January 7, 2019

Nick,your smile was contagious! Scott,you and I was talking Thursday before we all left work,I miss not seeing you at break time 😥You was such a great young man always so helpful,friendly,respectful,loving and one smart guy! My condolences to the Hakanson family We loved your son he wasn’t just a co worker he was so much more than that.Its been really tough at work.I think we’re still in shock!Nick as you look down on all of us,please know YOU will NEVER be forgotten. Rest easy buddy and may you finally be at peace✝️

Benji Norris

January 7, 2019

Nick I didn't really know you out of work, but at work you were a great guy, and always helped when I asked.... even though I didn't know much about you.... you left an impact on my life.... and I always will be reminded of you when I look at my car and the body modifications that I had you and two others make to it to fit my light bar lol,
You will always be remembered bud R.I.P Nick