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Linda M. Paavola

Linda M. Paavola, 77, of Melrose, passed away peacefully Feb. 22, 2023, at CentraCare Care Center in Melrose. A celebration of life will take place near Grey Eagle Aug. 5. 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 April 27, 1968, at St John’s Lutheran Church in Santa Barbara, California. Linda loved making memories 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 brother, Milton of California and James (Jim) of Nevada. Linda was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Walter and Charles “Chuck.” A special thank you to Pine Haven Nursing Home team members for all the care and compassion you provided Linda during the last years of her life. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose. P-31-1B

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