Jeffrey Lyle Antilla


Jeffrey Lyle Antilla, 66, recently died of natural causes in his home in Barnum, Minnesota. He was born in Moose Lake on July 26, 1955 to Maynard and Helen (Kivi) Antilla. Jeff attended Kalevala and Barnum Schools and DAVTI (currently Lake Superior College). He developed an interest in music at an early age. A gifted musician, Jeff began playing drums as a pre-teen. Later, he picked up guitar—his favorite instrument. He performed in various local bands over the years. Besides music, Jeff’s career included drafting, sales, carpentry, and owning/operating the Elmwood Inn in Atkinson.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents and sister Jane. He is survived by special friend Kathy Brown of Barnum, brother Jim (Kathy) Antilla of Duluth, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Due to COVID, no memorial service is planned.