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Lila Luella (Thies) Brummond

February 20, 1930 ~ April 25, 2019 (age 89)

Lila L. Brummond, age 89, of Chatfield, MN, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, MN. Lila Luella Thies was born on February 20, 1930, to John and Martha (Stueber) Thies in Elma, Iowa. She was raised on a farm near Elma and attended Elma schools. Lila married Erwin Brummond on March 13, 1951 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Elma, Iowa. They made their home in El Paso, Texas and then San Francisco, California while Erwin served in the U.S. Army. When discharged from the Army, they lived on a farm near Elma, Iowa. In 1957 they moved to a farm near Chatfield, Minnesota, until August of 1966 when they moved into Chatfield. On November 13, 1966, the love of her life passed away suddenly and she persevered through with her faith in God in raising their 4 children. She was a true inspiration to our entire family.

Lila was an excellent seamstress and baker. For many years she worked in the kitchen at Chosen Valley High School followed by working as a feeder at the Chosen Valley Care Center. After retirement she continued to volunteer at the care center until age 80. She always enjoyed giving a little extra attention to others.

Lila was very devoted to her family and had a very strong faith. She was very active in her church and community. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s events. Her grandchildren often referred to her as the Energizer Bunny.

Lila is survived by her daughters, Beryl (Jim) Stevens, Carolyn (Duane) Bicknese, Vicki (Mike) Campion, and daughter-in-law Deb Brummond, all of Chatfield. 14 grandchildren: Cheri Irish, Lori Janet, Dan Krosch, Ben Stevens, Adam Brummond (Sarah Lahalih), Jeff (Laura) Brummond, Mitch (Brianna) Brummond, Eric (Briana) Bicknese, Brian (Angie) Bicknese, Andrea (Adam) Eickhoff, Joey Danielson, Brittany (Ben) Harris, Jenna (Luke) Kappers, Will Campion; 18 great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends that were incredibly special to her. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Victor, Walter, Roland; her husband, Erwin; and son, Ron.

Her funeral service is scheduled for 11 am, Monday, April 29, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield, with Pastor Peter Haugen officiating. Visitation will be 3-5 pm on Sunday, April 28, at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield and at the church one hour before the service on Monday.

Burial will be at 2:15 p.m. at Howard Cemetery in Elma, Iowa, Monday, April 29, 2019

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