Robert Tarcissus Kuznia

Born: Tue., Jan. 11, 1938
Died: Tue., May 15, 2012

Vigil Service

7:00 PM Fri., May 18, 2012
Location: St. Anthony's Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

1:00 PM Sat., May 19, 2012
Location: St. Anthony's Catholic Church

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Robert T. Kuznia, 74

A vigil will be held at St. Anthony’s Church located at 604 S. Center Street, Casper, WY on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm.  Services will be held at St. Anthony’s Church on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm.  A reception will follow after the services at 4908 Mountain Way. Condolences can be sent to St. Anthony’s Church.

Bobby was born January 11, 1938 in Stephen, MN to Bert & Martha Kuznia; he was one of twelve children.  Trying times of farm life held this family together like no other.  His family was a very close-knit family, 100% Polish and loving in every way.  Bobby attended Agricultural school for his last 2 years of high school, which was a live-on-campus setting away from home.  Bobby then moved to St. Paul, MN and worked for American Can Company.  Soon after American Can, Bobby worked as a short order cook for the railroad.  Bobby then returned to Argyle, MN at the age of 21 to be with the love of his life, Marjory Zippa, who became his wife on November 14, 1959.  Bobby took his new wife to St. Paul and lived there until they returned to Argyle where he worked at Valley Coverall as a driver.  They had four children together: Brian, Lynn, Jason, & Shelley.  They moved to Thief River Falls in 1965 for Bobby to work with the UPS Company; he remained with the company for 34 years until his retirement in 1998.  The family maintained residence in Thief River Falls allowing for the building of many relationships in the area, which are maintained to this day.  In 1998, soon after his retirement, they moved to Casper, WY to be with their children that had moved to the area.  He resided there with his wife and children until his death on May 14, 2012. Bobby’s interests included spending time with his family, playing pool, playing poker (or going to “work” to play poker as he would say), and traveling. He was a very proud, extremely loving father and grandfather, and truly a wonderful man in every way always willing to help in each and every way he could.  Bobby was loved wherever he went and left a wake of saddened souls.  He is survived by eight of his siblings, four children, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and his loving wife, Marge.

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Merry Ford & Scott Haskamp
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Shelley, Greg, Marge & Peyton:
I''''m so sorry for your loss. Words cannot help heal the pain at this time, but please know that you are all in our thoughts & prayers.

Merry & Scott

Paul J Peterick
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Marge & Family, saddened by the news about Bob, makes me think back to 1981 when I first met him @ UPS and he asked me if i wanted to go a "round" or if I thought I was man enough!!!! He always was the tough guy on the sort, the locker room, the break room, anywhere in the center!!! He was a warrior of a UPS driver though & led by example to us younger drivers. I never saw him bring back any pgks that went out for delivery on his truck. His customers came first no matter what weather conditions he faced, that demonstrated work ethic set the tone for many of us @ UPS. His wise cracks & sense of humor are still talked about @ work, you just don't forget guys like Bobby Kuznia. He was a legend you just looked up to @ UPS plain & simple. Thanks for the GREAT memories you left us with Bob. Keep your spirits up Marge & Kuznia Family and take care of each other in this time & all the time. Sincerely, Paul & Sandy Peterick

Kevin Kuznia
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Auntie Marge and family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Uncle Bobby dearly. I remember rabbit hunting up on the tundra when I was just a little boy - Uncle Bob showed us all the best spots that he knew from his routes. He was the best guide - everyone knew and loved him, and everyone let us hunt because of him. I remember how tough he was, and now he was finally getting to the age where I thought I might be able to beat him in arm wrestling for once! Some day...
With Love,
Kevin Kuznia Family

Linda Ziemer
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
I was so sad to hear the news that Uncle Bobby had died. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I still have fond memories of when Bobby and Margie lived on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, across the street from my Kindergarten, and I would go there for lunch after school. With sympathy, Linda Ziemer

Nancy Schultz
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
Dear Aunt Marge and Family,

Words cannot express how sad we all are at Uncle Bobby's passing. Every time I saw him he would tell me the story of how I would sit in my rocking chair (when I was about 3 or 4) and announce to everyone that "I hate Uncle Bobby". To set the record straight - I love Uncle Bobby very much and will miss him dearly.

Love, Nancy Schultz

Kris (Paulson) Zimmer
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Bob. As your home was my second home growing up in Thief River with Shelley, I have many, many memories of Bob. He was a great man and loved to make us laugh growing up. I haven''t seen them (Bob, Marge and Shelley) as often in the past 15 years as we''ve all moved our separate directions, but when I did he was making those same happy memories with his grandchildren. He had a strong faith and had no trouble sharing it with me and others. I have no doubt he''s up in heaven right now looking down on us. I''m glad he was a part of my life growing up and will be thinking and praying for all of you in this sad time.

Don Kuznia
   Posted Fri May 18, 2012
We were so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. I know that he was a caring person who went out of his way to help others. He had a great sense of humor too. I remember how he use to flex his biceps, clowning around with us when we were kids (and in our adult life as well). He was so proud of his heritage (often speaking Polish to those who know the language) and so much enjoyed time with siblings and friends on visits "home." Most importantly, he was a man of faith. May his soul rest in peace, and may the Light of Christ shine upon him.

Bill LaSalle
   Posted Sat May 19, 2012
Marge and family,
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Mike and I have always missed the laughter you and Bob brought to us at the pharmacy. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill LaSalle

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