The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA


Ila B. Thoensen

18 July , 192416 May , 2019

Ila B. Thoensen, 94, of Blue Grass, IA joined her loving husband, Lloyd on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Private family services will be held. She will be laid to rest in the Blue Grass Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kahl Home or Genesis Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Ila was born a daughter of Richard and Ina (Sutliff) Shannon on July 18, 1924 in Campbell, CA. She was united in marriage to Lloyd M. Thoensen on July 20, 1946 in Davenport, IA. Ila proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1944-1946 and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She retired from the Blue Grass Post Office after 25 years of service.

Ila was a kind, likeable woman who was easy to talk to. During her life she enjoyed camping and traveling with her husband and family.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Rich) Powell of Blue Grass, IA; son, Lee (Linda) Thoensen of Silvis, IL; grandchildren: Scott (Kim), Vicki (Bob), Luke (Teresa) and Lindsay (Josh); great grandchildren: Caleb, Owen, Cody, Levi, Reed, Jacob and Lyla; nephews, Steve, Ed and Rich; niece, Claudia; four step grandchildren; and ten step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd; brother, Robert Shannon; and sister, Wilma Brown.

The family would like to thank Genesis Hospice and the Kahl Home for their compassionate care.


  • Kahl Home
  • Genesis Hospice


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Sandra Gonzalez

19 May 2019

So sorry to hear of Ila's passing. My Mom (Shirley Bohnsack Brooks) was Lloyd's cousin. They reconnected when Mom and Dad moved into Garner Farms. They would laugh when they saw each other and always said "Hi, cousin!". Mom really enjoyed sharing memories of times when they were young. After Mom passed, Dad and I would stop to visit with them at the assisted living area they moved to. She was a sweet lady. My sympathy to the family.
Sandy Brooks Gonzalez