Casey Steven Kuhns of Morrisville, Vermont, was born on June 3, 1987, the oldest of three children, to Lisa Coolum Kuhns LaMonda and Jeffrey Kuhns. Casey passed away on February 28, 2018, at the young age of 30. He was a son, father, brother, uncle, and a great friend to many people.
Casey has three children who love and miss him deeply, a son, Shane Kuhns, and two daughters, Harley and Lacey Kuhns. Casey’s children were his pride and joy, and his passions in life were being first and foremost a father, a firefighter, and an EMT/first responder. When the tones went off, you could always count on Casey to be there. No matter where he was or what he was doing, he would drop everything to go help his fellow brothers and sisters on the departments he served. He also enjoyed hunting, camping, four-wheeling, dancing to his favorite bands, and spending time with family and friends.
Casey served for three departments in his career as a firefighter. He started at the Hyde Park (Vermont) Fire Department (Base 28), then moved on to Johnson Fire Department (Base 9), and lastly was a lieutenant on the Morrisville Fire Department (Base 14) and was also on the Morristown Rescue Squad. His working career started as a mechanic at a local garage and moved on to work for a landscaping business. He then became an 18-wheel truck driver for Perras Brothers and later hauled heavy equipment for Contractors Crane Service. Lastly, he ended up working for the Morristown Highway Department, a job that he absolutely loved doing.
Casey’s life was cut short, but in his lifetime he made a lot of friends, helped many people, and loved serving his community. He always had a smile on his face, and if you were not laughing at first, you most definitely were by the time you left being around him. Casey had a big impact on everyone he met and helped and, most importantly, his children. He will be truly missed by all those who knew him, and as he always liked to say, “We will take it from here.“ Yes, Casey, we will do just that!