Ila Bornfleth, 99, formerly of Lanesboro


Ila Bornfleth

Ila M. Bornfleth, 99, of Chatfield, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

She was born on Dec. 17, 1919, in Lanesboro to Engebret and Sophia (Erickson) Skrukrud.

She graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1937. After graduating, she attended Winona Business College in Winona.

She then worked at the Farmers and Merchants State bank in Preston and as a secretary in the Lanesboro school system.

She married Irvin Bornfleth on July 22, 1943, in Lanesboro.

They then moved to the Skrukrud family farm in the fall of 1943 and farmed there for 50 years. The couple enjoyed nearly 50 years of married life together before he died.

She was an active member of the Pilot Mound Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member and officer of the Ladies Aid. She was also very active in her church circle. In her spare time, she loved to bake, visit with her neighbors and read books.

She is survived by her devoted son, David of Kasson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin in 1993 and a brother, Orlando Skrukrud in 1989.

The funeral service for her was held on Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Pilot Mound Lutheran Church rural Chatfield with the Rev. Sarah J. Walker-Brown officiating. The committal service followed at the Pilot Mound Lutheran Cemetery.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

To share a memory with the family, please visit rileyfuneralhomes.com

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