LINDA MARIE PAULSENLinda Marie Paulsen, 63, of Duluth died Saturday, January 30, 2010 in St.
Linda Marie Paulsen, 63, of Duluth died Saturday, January 30, 2010 in St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.
She was born Oct. 24, 1946 in Duluth, the daughter of Alvin and Gladys (Anderson) Pekkarinen.
Linda was a 1964 graduate of Aurora-Hoyt Lakes High School and the Eveleth Vocational Technical College. She married Bill Paulsen on Nov. 11, 1972 in Virginia. Linda began her banking career at the First National Bank of Eveleth, which became Norwest Bank. In 1970 she transferred to the Duluth Norwest Banks and completed her 37 years in the banking industry. Linda had a servant's heart and spent over seven years committed to volunteering at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. She served on various volunteer boards at SMDC and was a current Family Surgical Waiting Room Volunteer. Linda had a passion for water, sun, and beaches. She was especially fond of the sun and sand in the warmer climes and summers spent on Crane Lake. Linda also enjoyed reading and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Pekkarinen; and father and mother-in-law, Bud and Dorothy Paulsen.
Linda is survived by her husband, Bill; mother, Gladys Pekkarinen of Markham; siblings, Karen (Michael) Secola of Britt, and Ronald Pekkarinen of Markham; sisters-in-law, Sandi (Terry) Brusacoram of Mayer, Minn., Barbara (Butch) Pariseau of Eveleth, and Georgeann (David) Berg of Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 12 Noon Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 until the 1 p.m. Celebration of Life Service in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1111 8th Street South, Virginia, Minn. Memorials are preferred and may be directed to Breast Cancer Research of the SMDC Foundation (400 East Third Street Duluth, MN 55805). Family Services provided by Bauman-Cron, A Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia. To share personal remembrances on line, please see: www.baumanfuneralhome.com.