Edwin WuorinenX

Born: September 16, 1927

Location: Toivola, Michigan

My name is Edwin Wuorinen I was born in Toivola Michigain on September 16 1927. When I was in 6th grade I had to quit school to help my family financially. This was during "" The Great Depression."" Even though with my limited education I was able to own and operate several of my own businsses successfully. I'm a heavy duty equipment operator and mechanic. I had a logging operation on the Apostle Islands near Bay Fields Wisconsin in the 60's.I worked on the Alaska Pipe Line in the 70's. I once spent 6 months in Prudhoe Bay in Alaska working on the oil fields as a heavy-duty equipment operator and mechanic. I owned and operated an IGA grocery store in South Range MI for eight years. I worked hard to provide for my family. I always was willing to help the less furnate people. I continue to do this today. I take the time to visit with my grandkids. When I go to camp, I ask them about their sports and I with them play games with them and talk.

Contributed by: Cooper Harris, Ishpeming Middle School