Elizabeth L. ‘Betty’ Paavola

DIORITE, MI. – Elizabeth L. “Betty” Paavola, age 83, of 2 Silica St., Diorite Location passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family and the Upper Peninsual Home Heath and Hospice.

Elizabeth was born August 8, 1930 in Ishpeming, MI the daughter of the late John and Ella (Dobbs) Grund Sr. Betty was raised and lived her entire life in Diorite Location. She was a graduate of the Ishepming High School, Class of 1948. Betty worked for a few years as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Co. prior to starting her family.

On June 9, 1951 she married Nels Paavola in Republic and together they had 5 children, whom Betty cared and nurtured for as a homemaker. Betty was a great cook and baker, her favorites were making pasties, cardamom biscuit and bread. Betty also enjoyed gardening in the summer months. She was a former member of the St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband Nels Paavola of Diorite Loc.; 5 children – Gail Landtroop of Vicksburg, MI, Susan Paavola of Richmond, VA, Paul Paavola of Manitowoc, WI, Neil (Sandra) Paavola of Republic and Pamela (Tim) Frisk of Humboldt Twp.; 8 grandchildren Jamie (Jon) Gorsline, Billie Jo & Jeff (Sarah) Landtroop, Eric (Gretchen), Adam, Nina & Jessica Paavola and Matt (Rebecca) Frisk.; 5 great grandchildren; and 2 nieces; Betty was preceded in death by her parents and 4 brothers Leonard, John, Carl and Donald Grund.

Private graveside services will be held at the Ishepming Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Dan Moll to officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association in Betty’s memory.

Betty’s obituary may also be viewed at bjorkand zhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.