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Patricia Kuzen

September 01, 2019

Patricia Kuzen Patricia "Patty" (Kihm) Kuzen
Patricia "Patty" Kuzen , 64, passed away in Honolulu, Hawaii Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, due to complications from an infection. Her loving and supportive son, Jake Kuzen of Waimea (Kauai), Hawaii was at her bedside. Patty was born in La Crosse in 1955, to George and Jean Kihm, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her twin brothers, John and Francis Kihm; and by her first husband, Steven Kuzen. She is survived by her siblings, Steven Kihm of Madison, Wis., Susan (Steven) Wilson of Minnetonka, Minn., David (Beth) Kihm of Albuquerque, N.M., Barbara (Jeff) Sherwood of La Crosse, Jenifer (John Emmons) Kihm of Albuquerque, and Janette (Mike Moulsoff) Kihm of St. Paul, Minn. She is also survived by her stepdaughter, Anela (Robert) Richie; as well as her nephew, Connor Wilson; niece, Carly Wilson; niece, Maleta Moulsoff; nephew, Leo Moulsoff; stepgranddaughter, Charlotte; as well as her faithful dog, Lexi.
Patty attended St. Pius X Grade School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School in La Crosse. She was recognized as a National Merit Scholar for her academic performance. She graduated with a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. In 1979, she moved to Waimea (Kauai) to take a position as a pharmacist. She fell in love with the Garden Island and it became her adopted home for the remainder of her life.
Patty was always an engaging conversationalist and loved sharing her insights and opinions about current events, politics, the economy, and more, with anyone who would listen. She was a Green Bay Packer fanatic and always made sure that fan gear and items were available in the pharmacies where she worked, which often lead to lively conversations with like-minded visitors and patrons. She was also a dog lover and took in and cared for many over the years. She connected with a wide range of people and was a generous friend to those in need. She opened her home to many people. She left her mark on the island of Kauai and she will be missed.
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13 posts

Dave Follansbee
Sep 19, 2019
Sure will miss her & her ways.....
Peter Kinney,
Sep 13, 2019
Well knew the first day I moved from Maui, I needed help, Patty was there,always helpful, roomed at her house in kalaheo, was close with her, alota good memories! My heart is broken for the family, loved her very much, Peter Kinney, 1360 302 1266, want to get ahold of Jake , best love for all,
Ken Simon
Sep 09, 2019
I'm sorry to hear of Patty's passing. She was a wonderful person and a good pharmacist. I'm sure she will be missed.
Mark Schams
Sep 08, 2019
Patty will truly be missed by all who knew her. I haven’t seen her in 40+ years, but she definitely left a mark on my life. RIP my friend!
Tracy Mcmillan
Sep 08, 2019
Barb and family my deepest condolences,so sorry for your loss
Deb & Cecil Grymkoski
Sep 08, 2019
Dave and Beth, and the rest of the Kihm family, I am so sorry to hear about your sister Patty. Our hearts go out to you and our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Hugs to you both. ❤️
Jayne (Mackie) Lange
Sep 08, 2019
My deepest condolences to Patty’s family. I loved Patty, too. Here is a photo I took when Patty and I were living together in St. Paul in 1978, before she left for Hawaii.
Jacki Lamgley
Sep 07, 2019
Such a darling girl she always was way too soon to leave this world. My love to the family
Dana 'Hap' Kuzen
Sep 07, 2019
Your Packers won. I'll miss you and will make sure Jake is OK
Julie Riplinger
Sep 07, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear about Patty. I don’t think I saw her after Hewitt St. but I always heard about her from the family.
Jean Wilhelm
Sep 07, 2019
To the Kihm family, I send my deepest condolences. Patty was one of a kind and unforgettable! She will live on in our hearts. XO
Kirsten (Kris) Scheller
Sep 07, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I knew Patty in high school. She was a nice girl who always had a smile on her face. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Sep 06, 2019