Kathleen Susan Huisman

May 4, 1954 – February 7, 2021

Kathleen Susan Huisman, 66, of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away at home with family and friends at her side on February 7th, 2021, following a 6-year battle with breast cancer.

A small private service will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada followed by a memorial service in Prairie Farm, Wisconsin in July 2021.

Kathy was born on May 4th, 1954, to Darrell & Flo Satterfield in the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia.  Kathy was raised in Ottawa, Illinois and graduated from Ottawa Township High School in 1972.  She married Ron Huisman shortly thereafter.  Kathy and Ron Huisman lived in Ottawa until January 1998 when they relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kathy is survived by her husband Ron and four children, Amy (Matt) Krigbaum of Marion, Iowa, Aaron (Shauna) Huisman of Phoenix, Arizona, Adam (Sherry) Huisman of Parker, Colorado, and Austin Huisman of Las Vegas.  She is also survived by her mother, Flo Satterfield of Hawaii, four siblings; Randy Satterfield of Louisiana, Greg (Lori) Satterfield of Illinois, Jeff (Tina) Satterfield of Wisconsin, and Jenifer (Chuck) Britton of Arizona; and her ten Grandchildren: Ethan, Dillon, Zachary, Logan, Oksana, Noah, Abigayle, Branden (Katie), Jordan, and Colten. 

Kathy was part of a non-denominational Christian faith.  She chose to serve God in her early years, remaining faithful until death.  She was a committed wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending her time with family and friends.  She cherished her time with her grandchildren.  She was an inspiration to many through her unfailing positive outlook on life.  Her smile and laughter were loved by all that knew her.

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  • Shirley Goodman
    February 10, 2021 7:39 pm

    She was the most positive person I know and the best friend ever. She will be missed.

  • Kathy was a sweet gentle soul. She will be missed by her family and friends. I went to school with her. God has another angel in Heaven! Prayers for Kathy’s family.

  • I am so thankful for the many days and nights I got to spend in Kathy’s home as a teenager, and our continued connection in the decades since. Her smile was infectious, and her love and care were palpable. She left a lasting loving and warm impression on me, and I am so thankful for having known her. To my dear friend Amy, and her brothers Aaron, Adam, and Austin, and father Ron…my heart is with you as you face this enormous loss. Much love to you all.

    Heidi and family

  • Sharon Carroll
    February 10, 2021 8:55 pm

    Ron & Family, Thinking of you with heartfelt care & sympathy. Glad all that touches His children touches Him because they are the apple of His eye. Sharon Carroll, Indianapolis, IN

  • John and Gina Mattison
    February 10, 2021 9:52 pm

    Our thoughts and love are with all of you so very much. Kathy had the most beaming countenance and the most beautiful smile that was infectious anytime you were with her. Thankful for the privilege of having even the briefest amount of time with her over the years.

  • My heartfelt sympathy Ron .. remember you when younger but now a great loss. Death robs us of those we love but thankful for the hope beyond & goal ahead of us
    that we have prepared for
    Keep you and family in my thots
    Love and care. Gloria

  • Her smile and laughter will be missed. She was a true inspiration to her faith and her upbeat spirit even when times were hard. So glad she is at peace and has a spiritual home

  • Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to each of you as you go through this difficult time. Hope that knowing others thoughts are with you and the memories you have of Kathy will bring some comfort. Love, the Brists

  • So sorry to learn of Kathy’s passing.. Beautiful lady!! My heart-felt sympathy to all of her family. God bless..

  • I knew Kathy as a classmate many years ago. Always a smile. Life has a way of separating us as we age. To be honest, I have never experienced one like Kathy, in the face of adversity, be so optimistic and hopeful as she was. There was true belief in her being that God was always in control. I so admired her attitude as she fought this dreadful disease. She taught me (and hopefully many) that life is a treasure, but more importantly a gift from God to share to the best of our abilities even in the most difficult of times. I’m grateful to have learned the lessons she taught and the life she lived in her faith. I know she will be missed but I also believe she will reign in the heavens she inherited and will be awaiting us all in due time. God speed beautiful child of God. Till our time comes, rest in peace dearest angel. Thank you for your wonderful faith you instilled in everyone that you touched during your earthly life.

  • My sympathy for your family. Kathleen’s smile is beautiful. What a joy to know she is in the very Presence of God! Prayers for comfort and strength for your family.

  • Greg and Lisa Klevgard
    February 11, 2021 7:23 am

    Kathy inspired us with her positive outlook, and contagious smile. We will miss her dearly. Our condolences to her entire family!

  • Londa Schiller
    February 11, 2021 7:59 am

    So sorry for the loss of Kathleen. Deepest sympathy from the Schiller Family.

  • Kathy made a beautiful Godly difference in the world. She will be sorely missed. Love and prayers of comfort for the Satterfield and Huisman Families.

  • Well done Kathy. May your inspiring example of these last six years never diminish.

  • Kathy will be missed so much by many of us .. so happy she’s no longer in pain & suffering.

  • Christine David
    February 12, 2021 1:04 pm

    I only met Kathy once and I was so amazed by her beautiful, cheerful spirit amidst a wicked fight with cancer. She was bubbly, positive and a joy to be around. She will surely be missed. Thinking of you all with love.

  • Patricia Wells
    February 12, 2021 6:37 pm

    I loved getting to know Kathy and Ron and have always been impressed by her demonstrative love of family and friends. That and her cheerfulness and love of God and life and positive outlook have and will still be an inspiration to all who knew her.

  • Debbie Henneke
    February 12, 2021 9:47 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! She was a great friend and will be missed!

  • Jane Goodlaxson
    February 12, 2021 10:15 pm

    No words come to mind, she will be missed by all she touched. My sincere sympathy to her family.

  • Dale and Rita Whittington
    February 12, 2021 11:34 pm

    Ron and families, we are so sorry for your loss. She was an inspiration to us all and she will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Dale and Rita

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother Amy my deepest sympathy to you and all your family at this difficult time❤️

  • Thinking of you all. May the Lord comfort you in this time of natural separation. It’s wonderful she lived for what is unseen and Eternal and it gives us a desire to prepare for that day. Sending sympathy, love, and care.

  • Len and Diane Hunt
    February 15, 2021 2:31 am

    Our sympathies to the Satterfield and Huisman families.

  • Kathy’s smile and faith just made her glow. She was a positive influence on everyone she met. I will miss you dear friend. Love you!

  • My heartfelt love and sympathy to Ron and all Kathy’s family. I loved my time around them and in their home when I was in Las Vegas. Kathy was a beautiful soul who is missed by many.

  • We remember Kathy for her Beautiful Spirit, Cheerfulness, Forgiveness, and Honesty, Always There. Miss you already,
    Joe and Carol Holt

  • Rhonda Willis Kinney
    February 25, 2021 2:53 am

    I will always remember Kathy as “the westside “friend. We spent many hours together growing up. She was always so positive, respectful and lived her faith. Kathy had that never give up attitude we all could learn from when we have what we think are tough days. Her energy and smile was infectious. Her spirit will remain with me. Someday we will meet again.

  • Brooke Bracy
    March 6, 2021 11:38 am

    Kathy’s big, beautiful smile always showed such genuine love and care. I have loved seeing her and having special bits of time with her since moving to Las Vegas. I always loved seeing the heart of a wonderful mother when she talked about her kids and grandkids. She gave us all so much love and a wonderful example, and my heart goes out to Ron, her mother, her siblings, and all of her kids and grandkids.


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