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Patricia C. Lintonen

OCALA, Fla. - Patricia C. Lintonen, 83, passed away at the Estelle's House in Ocala, on Monday, March 8, 2021.

Patricia was born the daughter of Russell E. and Hazel C. (Richards) Sams on Aug. 4, 1937, in Flint, Michigan.

She was united in marriage with William Lintonen on Nov. 30, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ironwood, Michigan. After having children, Patricia and William moved to the Milwaukee area where Patricia worked at Target as a cashier. They later retired in White Lake, Wisconsin.

Patricia loved playing cards, and was a member of a cribbage league. She also enjoyed reading and was a member of a book club. She enjoyed snowshoeing in White Lake and taking vacations to Florida with her husband.

Patricia is survived by her husband, William; daughter, Karen (Glenn) Radke of Reno, Nevada; son, Terry (Linda) Lintonen of Hartford, Wisconsin; two grandchildren, Melanie (Jacob) Hoerchner and Robin (Tim) Salopek; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Autumn Salopek; five brothers and sisters, Shirley (Rick) Kempski, Dan (Delores) Leppanen, Bob (Beth) Leppanen, Doug (Martha) Leppanen and Marge (Tom) Rutherford; and by other relatives and friends.

Patricia was preceded in death by her grandson, Nicholas in 1998; and two brothers, Billy (Donna) Sams and Paul (Barb) Sams.

No formal services are taking place.

If desired, memorials may be directed to the Lintonen Family, P.O. Box 726, Ironwood, MI 49938.

The family has chosen Ketola-Burla Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Patricia's legacy of life. You can leave a condolence or a tribute at