Kay Diane Yuzna

YUZNA (Paddock), Kay Diane passed away comfortably Friday morning, March 20, 2020 at University of MN Hospital.  Born, Kay Diane Paddock on November 20, 1944 in South Mpls.  She was the second daughter of Thelma Haugen and Earl Paddock.  She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ray Yuzna; daughters, Rebecka Yuzna and Kristina Wertheimer (Alex); elder sister, Penelope Krieger (Chuck) and their daughters, Kristin Capurso and Karen Krieger and their families.  Kay graduated from Roosevelt H.S. in 1962 and went on to achieve a degree in Nursing from St. Olaf College in 1966.  Kay married Ray Yuzna on August 30, 1967 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church.  She worked as a nurse for 22 years at the University of MN hospital then worked several years for Health Risk Management as a consulting nurse and unit manager.  Kay also lived for two years in Tembagapura, New Guinea where she volunteered in their nursing program.  Kay was known for her compassion and her humor, professionalism and patience.  She fought to maintain her family during difficult years, relying on her practicality and optimism.  Due to the current restrictions on gatherings, the family has decided to postpone a memorial service.  Date to be announced later.  www.cremationsocietyofmn.com