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Lila L. Bristow

July 17, 1919 March 22, 2012
Lila L. Bristow
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Brewster, MN

     Lila L. Bristow, 92, was born on July 17, 1919, in Clarks Grove, MN, the daughter of Henry and Alvina (Hanammen) Jensen. She graduated high school in Sioux Center, IA, and then earned a degree in cosmetology. She worked as a beautician in Orange City, IA. Lila married Lowell Bristow on July 15, 1943, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster, MN. She farmed and raised turkeys with her husband, Lowell, until their retirement in 1979. Lila enjoyed gardening and making pickles. She was a member of the Brewster Drum and Bugle Corp, which entertained throughout the Midwest. Lila was a Sunday school teacher at Trinity Lutheran for 20 years and was active in the Ladies Aide until November of 2006, when her health would no longer allow her to participate. Lila died on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington, MN.
     Lila is survived by two sons, Lyle (Terry) Bristow of Worthington, MN, and Joel Bristow of Dundee, MN; three grandsons, Bill, Bob and Kevin, seven great grandchildren, David, Amanda, Destiny, Dalton, Abigail, Alianna and Andrew; five nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law, Evelyn Bristow Tryon of Worthington, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell in 2007; her parents; two brothers, Kenneth and Elmer; one sister, Mildred, and two daughters-in-law, Cindy Bristow and Debbie Bristow.
     Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster, MN, with Rev. David McDonald officiating. Casket bearers will be Bill Bristow, Bob Bristow, Kevin Bristow, David Bristow, and Amanda Bristow. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster, MN.

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