Patrick Lee Kren, 21

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Patrick Lee Kren, 21, passed away and found peace in the loving embrace of Jesus on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

A visitation will be held from 1-5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint. A vigil will follow at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with concelebrants Father Dennis Day and Father Timothy Ritchey.

Patrick was born on Dec. 2, 1997, in Bear Lake, Idaho. He was adopted at five months of age by Joseph and Mary Kren.

His parents were educators and he attended several schools growing up including Fairfield Pre-school in Fairfield, Idaho, North Gem Elemen-tary in Bancroft, Idaho, Juliaetta Elementary School, and Potlatch Jr. High School. He attended eighth grade at St. Maries Middle School and attended St. Maries High School, graduating in the class of 2016.

During high school he played football, baseball and wrestled. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, socializing and making his friends laugh.

He served an internship at the Potlatch Sawmill in St. Maries, worked at Perfection Tire in Sandpoint, in construction, and at McDonald’s. Most recently he had been working at Huntwood Cabinets in Liberty Lake, Wash.

Patrick and his family are members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sandpoint. He was loving, caring and giving.

Patrick’s love and care is represented by his wide circle of friends encompassing many parts of Idaho and Washington. Patrick’s most recent gift is the gift of life as an organ donor.

He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Mary Kren, and sister, Liann Marie Kren of Oldtown, Idaho; his birth mother, Tiffany Richey of Nampa, Idaho; brother, Tyson Payne; sister, Aubrianna Richey; and brother, Spencer Richey; aunts Maria Andrews of Harrison, Idaho, Alice Flinn of Buhl, Idaho, and Joyce (Terry) Robinson of Twin Falls, Idaho; uncles William F. (Susan) Kren Jr., of Chicago, Illinois, Alan Flinn of Wood River, Idaho, Kelly (Claudia) Flinn of Kimberly, Idaho and Scott (Helen) Flinn of Twin Falls; and by a multitude of cousins.

Memorial donations may be made to Priest River Lamanna High School, 596 Highway 57, Priest River, ID 83822, Attn: Nicole Snow.

Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. Please visit Patrick’s online memorial at and sign his guest book.

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