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Linda M. Paavola

April 11, 1945 — February 22, 2023

Melrose, Minnesota

Linda M. Paavola

Linda M. Paavola, age 77 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Celebration of Life will be held near Grey Eagle on August 5th, 2023. Contact the family for more information.

Linda Mae Burnett was born April 11, 1945 in Elko, Nevada to Chester and Lily (Bouge) Burnett. She was united in marriage to Melvin Paavola on April 27th, 1968 at St John’s Lutheran Church in Santa Barbara, California. Linda loved making memories and with family and friends. Leisure time was spent crocheting or giving the dog treats. Linda was an avid bowler. She could be found at Melrose Bowl, sharing mini chocolates with friends or enjoying a cold beer.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin Paavola of Melrose; two sons, Andy (Karen) Paavola of Sartell and Steve (Theresa) Paavola of Monticello; five grandchildren; two brothers, Milton of California and James (Jim) of Nevada.  

Linda was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Walter and Charles (Chuck).

A special “Thank You” to the Pine Haven Nursing Home team members for all the care and compassion you provided Linda during the last years of her life.


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