Kevin T. Kelleher

Jul 12, 1949 - Nov 25, 2019


Houston, MN - Kevin T. Kelleher, 70 of Houston, MN passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 25, 2019. Kevin had the largest heart and never had too many people in his life to love. He was a fountain of great wisdom, incessant curiosity, wonderful perspective, and healthy skepticism. With...


Dec 5


Thursday, December 5, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service - Houston

710 East Cedar Street
Houston, Minnesota 55943

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Kevin T. Kelleher

July 12, 1949 - November 25, 2019

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Van Ellig February 14, 2020

Kevin my friend. The world needs many like u! U were so kind to let my family hunt turkeys on ur land. Playing cards while at conferences in St. Paul when u were a county comm and I on the mica Bd. U and I agreed Kirk “Rosie” was a card cheat but those times r remembered with great fondness! Rest In Peace. Van Ellig here

Bill Thiesen January 4, 2020

Kevin was a good man who loved his family and friends and did what was best for all. When we moved away from Wisconsin, our visits to the farm became less frequent but we always looked forward to seeing Kevin and Janelle and renewing our friendships. Our heartfelt sympathy to Janelle and the family. Sincerely, Bill & Mary Thiesen

Larry Hathaway December 19, 2019

Dear, sweet will be missed. The world truly needs more people like you!

Pat Collins December 17, 2019

Deepest sympathies to Janelle, Cole and Emma. My husband, Jerry, and I met Kevin in Chichen Itza, Mexico and then Tikal, Guatemala in 1978 with his "girl friend" Janelle and friend Steve. We always enjoyed visiting and spending time with him in Guatemala. When Janelle and Kevin were married in 1979 we corresponded yearly for over 40 years. I met up with Kevin and Janelle for the first time in Minnesota in August 2019. What a great visit with many stories and laughs with such a wonderful person. Our condolences to Janelle and family.
Pat and Jerry Collins

Al Batt December 10, 2019

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

Patty Buxengard December 8, 2019

Deepest sympathies to Kevin's family. I was lucky to get to know Kevin while he worked for DEED. He cherished his family, Janelle and loved the adventures you shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Patty (Reisenauer) Adams and Jerry Adams December 5, 2019

Our hearts go out to you all. Kevin was a wonderful, thoughtful, and kind man. I remember cross country skiing out at the Kelleher farm. Kevin and Janelle always had so many friends and were always so welcoming to everyone. Many laughs were had and my memories still make me smile. Hugs to you, Janelle, and to your family.

Van Ellig December 5, 2019

I don’t know of anyone that embodied the best characteristics of a person like Kevin possessed. The mold was broken with this one-of-a-kind individual. I recall vividly in the late 80’s when Kevin attend MPCA conventions just to hang around Rosenberger, myself, and the county commissioners in attendance. Kevin had his sights set on becoming a Houston County Commissioner. With Bob Roufs, the 4 of us would play 500 until the wee hours of the morning acting like we were 21 again. Later, Kevin and Janelle let my family hunt turkeys on their farm. They asked us to join them on a sailing junket on the Caribbean and regretfully we did not follow up on that invitation. I never tired of his companionship and he certainly was a person you never got enough of. He impacted so many including myself. My condolences to Janelle and his family. Sincerely, Van & Jo Eve Ellig

Ruth Feller December 5, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to Janelle, Cole, and Emma. I did not know Kevin personally but my daughter and Emma grew up together and I worked with Janelle for a brief time at Heritage Court in Houston. I am sure Kevin will be missed by many. There are really no words to make it better so I will just pray that someday the tears will be lessened and the happy memories will fill their place.
Ruth Feller

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