Lisa Mary Kellin, 61

Published 10:53 am Saturday, October 13, 2018

Lisa Mary Kellin, 61, of Cohasset, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Lisa was born in 1957 to Lawrence and Mary Enright in Austin, Minnesota, where she grew up and graduated from Austin Pacelli high school. She also achieved a 4-year degree from St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Michael Kellin on Jan. 27, 1979, and they made their home on Sugar Lake from July 1980 to present. Lisa was self-employed most of her working life, owning businesses with her husband including K&K farmers market in the early years and Cousins Subs. Most recently, she was the office manager at Coldwell Banker Northwoods Realty in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Lisa helped many people and performed numerous good deeds throughout her life, dedicating many years serving the community through Special Olympics, the St. Joe’s parish, and mission trips like The Moto Hope School in Kenya.

Lisa Mary Kellin, 61

The most important memory of Lisa was the kind of person she was; beautiful, competitive and spirited, but at the same time totally loving, kind, patient, positive and supportive. We so much wanted Lisa with us longer, but God said it was time for her to come home. She cherished first and foremost family, especially her six grandchildren, and looked forward to meeting number seven any day. She also had a deep love for her youngest child, Marcus, who has special needs.

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Lisa was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Mary Enright.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Mike; daughter, Lauren (Brett) Beckfeld of Grand Rapids; three sons, Mitchel (Joanna) Kellin of Grand Rapids, Lewis (Megan) Kellin of Grand Rapids and Marcus Kellin of Cohasset; three sisters, Jane Enright of Prescott, Wisconsin, Mary Ann Pieper of Edina, Minnesota, and Amy (John Lange) Conlin of St. Charles, Minnesota; one brother, Mark (Brenda) Enright of Cohasset; six grandchildren, Finley, Cullen, Jenner, Olie, Payton, Mallory and one on the way; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids with F. Jerry Weiss officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the church and will be held until the time of the service. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery in Cohasset, followed by a celebration of life reception from 3-7 p.m. at Timberlake Lodge. Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids. Condolences may be left online at  In lieu of flowers and gifts, please consider donating to the Itasca Area Cancer Crisis Fund at, or cash/checks can be made payable to Itasca Cancer Crisis Fund through the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation.