Covell Funeral Home

200 N Brownson, Kingsley, MI


Patrick M. Kuhlman

January 25, 1979February 10, 2020

Patrick Michael Kuhlman, age 41, of Traverse City, Michigan passed away on Monday February 10, 2020. Patrick was born January 25, 1979.

A memorial gathering for Patrick will be held Friday, February 28, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Covell Funeral Home, 200 N Brownson Ave, Kingsley, Michigan 49649, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM.

Contributions in Patrick's memory may be made to Olivia Zender for educational purposes, c/o 232 E. State St., Traverse City, Michigan 49684.


  • Olivia Zender for educational purposes


  • Memorial Gathering Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Memorial Service Friday, February 28, 2020


Patrick M. Kuhlman

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Franklin Fast

February 28, 2020

Wow.. when I heard u passed I was in complete shock... Pat u were my trainer when I first started at Shoreline. I thought u were just a young kid when I found out u were 3 yrs older then me. You talked to me when I was going through my trouble part of my life.. Just want to say I'll miss you.. and I'll miss seeing u at shoreline fruit. I loved it when u asked me this past summer if I was coming back and boom a month later I was back at SF. This is not good bye... this is I'll see u down the road when I enter heaven. RIP Patrick

Margaret Forgione

February 17, 2020

Just a note to tell you that I remember Pat as a student at Cherry Knoll in the 80s . He was such a sweet kid and a real favorite of mine. I'm so sorry to learn of his early death.

Olivia Zender

February 17, 2020

My dad was a fun dad. Playing pool, ice skating, going to see all the new Marvel movies, frisbee golfing and eating at chilies was our thing. We were like best friends when I was younger. He was a really funny guy. He made me and everyone else around laugh all the time. He was very smart, he was always trying to help me with math because that wasn’t my strong suit. He loved nature, and doing anything if it involves being outside. Everyone always said how skinny he was all the time. Everyone says that about me too, and I think I got that from him. Also how he always looked so young and really never aged. He passed away at 41, still looking like he was in his 20’s. Lucky guy. My dad had really pretty blue eyes, and I was always so jealous that I got stuck with brown. I think I’m like my dad in a lot of other ways though and I love that. He gave me a pretty great childhood and he will forever be missed. Love you dad ❤️

Dawn Fraiser

February 14, 2020

My heart goes out to Patrick's daughter Olivia, his family and friends. I have had the pleasure of knowing Patrick for 15+ years. He was always a kind person, kind soul and was always the life of the party. He could make a whole room laugh. I am going to miss that big smile :) We lost contact these past few years but I will always remember you coming to my Halloween Parties, and that Mad Hatter costume was the BEST!!! I'll miss you Beefy. XOXO

Sara-Jo Vidor maiden Arcand

February 13, 2020

Patrick & I lost contact many yrs ago; however, I remember him as a skinny 20 something, very tidy roommate, who blared his dukes of hazard car horn for kicks, a guy who was always up for a card/board game and put up with a lot of shenanigans from his two roommates. Patrick always ended up forgiving us and wanting to hang out again which I always liked about him. One of his favorite past times was to go for drives with his friends and play the right, left or strait game while making up his own lyrics to familiar songs and having us all laughing hysterically. He always liked to be surrounded by friends, going out to eat at like Pearls or Chilies. We nicknamed him “Beefy” cause he was so skinny. He was a good sport about it. I think he liked the nickname cause it showed affection from all of us and made him special. I watched Beefy become a father and love his little girl. He threw Olivia her 1 yr old party at our condo and thought of everything even the party themed table cloth on the floor for easier cake cleanup. Which was SO Patrick! He always had the cleanest room in our condo!
The last time I actually hung out with him was so long ago, we met up with another friend and watched the fireworks, which he always loved and enjoyed laughter over appetizers.
I am so sorry for Olivia’s loss and Patrick’s families loss. I will remember Patrick as someone who showed me kindness and forgiveness. Patrick will be missed. My prayers go out to his family and friends. I pray his good memories won’t be forgotten.
In loving memory,