Ila J. Bjornton - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

November 22, 1929 - January 14, 2021

Ila Bjornton (nee, Westblade), age 91, of Bloomington, passed away January 14, 2021. Preceded in death by husband Ellwood “Woody”. Survived by daughters, Terry Stadther, Wendy (Larry) Neppl and Jill Bjornton (Neal Doty); grandchildren, Joseph (Cassandra) Stadther, Carla (Chris) Morton, Brian (Jillian Hirschfeld) Neppl, Shannon (Todd) Taylor. Great-grandchildren, Audrey Stadther, Caiden and Cora Morton, Robin Taylor. Sister Marlys (Jerry) Piazza, brother-in-law Jerry Van Tassel and many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Ina Westblade, sister Joan Van Tassel, brother and sister-in-law, Wendell (Bud) and Beverly Westblade.

Memorials preferred to American Heart Association.


  1. Tammy (Botten) Riggs says:

    To the family of Ila Bjornton, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.
    I remember Aunt Ila fondly, as a classy and spirited woman.

  2. Rebecca Weinkauf says:

    Dear Terry, Wendy, Jill and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, she was always such a wonderful part of our growing up, and I was so fortunate to see her a couple years ago when visiting Minneapolis. I know how very special your parents were to my dad and mom their whole lives! My prayers are with you.
    Becky Northey Weinkauf

  3. Ellen Blonigen says:

    Dear Jill, Terry and Wendy,
    My condolences on the loss of your mother. The world will miss her spirited presence.

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