WESTFIELD: Kyle Irene Kohlrusch, 64, of Westfield, MA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on May 6, 2021. She was born on October 1, 1956 to William Kohlrusch and Irene (Corbett) Kummings in Memphis, TN. After graduating from Westfield High School in 1974, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Westfield State University in 1978.
In 1983, she married Robert LaCasse, going on to have 2 children, Kristen (LaCasse) Stephens and Alyssa LaCasse. Although they divorced in 1990, they maintained a strong friendship.
Kyle worked as a machinist for years until health complications led her to choose a different career path. As a single mother she studied law at Elms College, became a paralegal in 1996 and retired in 2014.
She was an avid pool player and was an active member of the American Pool Association (APA) for 31 years. Those who knew her best describe her as an independent, free spirit who was always willing to help and give to others. When she wasn’t chasing after her beloved grandchildren or many pets, she could be found in her garden. We will miss her greatly.
Kyle was predeceased by her father William Kohlrusch, mother Irene (Corbett) Kummings, daughter Alyssa LaCasse, brother Kirk Kummings, stepfather Herbert Kummings, stepbrothers David and Doug Kummings, stepsisters Lynn Ann Schweitzer and Gail Kummings. She is survived by her daughter Kristen (LaCasse) Stephens, her 3 grandchildren: Shannon Wall, Lilyana Stephens and Kaleb Stephens; her brother Mark Kohlrusch and stepsister Karen McGlynn.
The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to 5 Garnet Rd., Enfield, CT, 06082. There will be a celebration of life on June 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church on 16 Court St., Westfield, MA, 01085. www.firtionadams.com