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LISA MARGARET (ANDERSEN) COFFIN
Lisa Margaret (Andersen) Coffin of Marion, Iowa, passed away suddenly at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at the age of 51 years. Lisa was always a generous and caring person in life, that even in death she gave the gift of life to others through Iowa Donor Network. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the Lutheran Church of Resurrection in Marion. Cremation will follow services and a private family committal service will take place at a later date at Martin Creek Cemetery in rural Marion.
Lisa was born July 25, 1970, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Nile and Nelda (Schauf) Andersen. She grew up on the family farm near Marion, Iowa, with her siblings, Krista and Eric. Lisa graduated from Linn-Mar High School in 1988. As a high school student, Lisa was an active member of the yearbook and newspaper staffs, as well as the Future Homemakers of America. In addition, she was a member of the Marion's Best 4-H Club, the Danish Brotherhood of America and nannied for several special families. Lisa earned a Certificate in Business Management from Hamilton College in Cedar Rapids.
Lisa met the love of her life, Stephen James Coffin, while both were working at the Sheraton Hotel. They were married on June 14, 1997, in Cedar Rapids, and they enjoyed 24 years of marriage. Together, they raised four children, Grant, Courtney, Conner and Mollie Coffin, and were blessed with granddaughter, Mya Wecker.
Lisa took pride in her work career, which included the Sheraton Hotel, Rockwell Collins, and most recently as Senior Associate, Global Equity at Otis Elevator Co. She loved her family and husband and being a mother and grandmother the most. Lisa loved to travel with family and friends, using her photographic talents, spending time with Little Man (dog Jack), watching the Hallmark Channel and games shows, reading her Kindle and mowing the lawn. Lisa was known for her fabulous sugar cookies, but would never share the recipe. She also had a flair for decorating, especially at the holidays.
Lisa is survived by her husband, Steve Coffin; children, Grant, Courtney, Conner and Mollie Coffin; beloved granddaughter, Mya; siblings, Krista Andersen and Eric (Bonnie) Andersen; father-in-law, Ronald (Bunny) Coffin; brother-in-law, Ron (Wendy) Coffin; sister-in-law, Penny (Dave) Ripley; and nieces and nephew, Sadie, Kathryn, Emily, Erica, Megan and Andrew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nile and Nelda Andersen; and mother-in-law, Cherie Coffin.
Lisa would tell you "The best things in life are: the people we love, the places we go, and the memories we've made along the way."
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Lisa's memory may be made to either the American Diabetes Association - Iowa Chapter, 4430 114th St., Urbandale, IA 50322; Last Hope Animal Shelter, 1823 16th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404; or to Cedar Valley Humane Society, 7411 Mount Vernon Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403.
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