Aune, Lila Marcella (Kilen) (1926-2003)

Lila Aune, 76, died on Thursday, March 27, 2003 at her home in Grygla, MN.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 31, 2003 at United Lutheran Church, Gatzke, MN with Reverend Sandra Hollands officiating. Burial will be at Moose River Cemetery, Gatzke, MN.

Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Sunday, March 30, 2003 at Johnson-Green Funeral Home, Thief River Falls, MN with a 7 P.M. prayer service and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Lila Marcella Kilen was born August 12, 1926 at Kratka, MN, the daughter of Joseph and Annie (Billison) Kilen. She was baptized at Telemarken Church, Kratka, MN and confirmed at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Thief Lake, MN. She grew up and attended Middle River High School and graduated from South High School, Minneapolis, MN in 1944. She also attended and graduated from Thief River Falls Teacher’s Training School in 1945.

On August 18, 1945, Lila was united in marriage to Kenneth Laverne Aune at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Thief Lake, MN. She taught rural school in Windom, MN and Gatzke, MN. She also worked for the Mounds View School District, St. Paul, MN for 19 years. She retired in 1988. After living in the Twin Cities area for 41 years, the couple moved to Grygla, MN in 1991.

Lila was a member of United Lutheran Church, Gatzke, MN, the Circle at United Lutheran and held membership at Fourtown/Grygla Sportsman’s Club. She enjoyed painting, traveling, camping, reading, sewing, bowling and spending winters in Mission, Texas, since 1989. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survived by husband, Kenneth, Grygla, MN; children, KayLynn (Les) Wells, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Roxanne (Tim) Berg, Thief River Falls, MN, Karen (Darell) Severts, Middle River, MN and Denise (David) Bieber, Lakeville, MN; grandchildren, Christopher (Shana), Shane, Patrick and Lindsey Wells, Derek and Megan Berg, Mark (fiance, Tausha Thomas), Tara and Cody Severts, Brandon and Brittany Bieber; sister, Ella Olson, Fresno, CA; sister-in-laws, Clara and Helen Kilen, Esther O’Brien, Mildred Paulson, Marvel (Clayton) Carlson, Ione and Hazel Aune, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceded in death by parents, sisters, Anna Keller, Lena Thompson, Manda Bayes, Sarah Engen, Clara Pederson and Stella Branzell, brothers, Erwin, Alfred, Jul, Coleman, Henry, and Arthur Kilen.

Found at: Johnson Funeral Service

Transcribed by:  Cheryl Srnsky