Lila Blattner, 90, Anoka, formerly of Luverne, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the Park River Estates in Anoka.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 8, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial of cremains will be in the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service on Monday at the funeral home.
Lila Harding was born in Kanaranzi on April 12, 1929, to Richard and Jenny (Hughes) Harding. When she was four, her family moved to Hardwick when her father took a job as the Hardwick school janitor. Lila lived during the Great Depression but had wonderful memories of her childhood.
In 1942 Lila moved to Minneapolis when her father took a war job making gun sights. Following the war they moved to Nevis, and Lila graduated from Akely High School in 1947. She worked at a resort until it closed in the fall and then moved to Luverne. Lila worked in the Luverne Creamery and at the Rock County Courthouse prior to her marriage to Ernie Blattner in 1949. The couple had four children, Marilyn Blattner, Kathy (Chuck) Davis, Harley Blattner and Gary (Diane) Blattner. Lila helped Ernie in the body shop as the parts runner and bookkeeper until his death in 1970. Following the graduation of her children, Lila eventually moved to Anoka to be closer to them. After 11 years at Target Corp, she retired at 60.
Lila was an avid bowler and won the Minnesota State Bowling Tournament in 1964. She also loved to crochet and was known for her skill at making angels. She enjoyed any type of crafts and was a Girl Scout leader. One of her favorite pastimes included watching golf on TV, especially her favorite golfer, Tiger.
Lila is survived by three children, Kathy (Chuck) Davis, Harley Blattner and Gary (Diane) Blattner; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Sharon) Harding. Ellendale.
She was preceded in death by her husband;; her daughter, Marilyn in 2013; one grandson; her parents; and siblings Margaret, Jeanette, James, and Glen
Arrangements are provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.