Albert “Buckie” DeForgeX

Born: September 29, 1916

Location: Painesdale, Michigan

My great grandpa, Albert “Buckie” DeForge, was born in Painesdale, Michigan on September 29, 1916. He worked in the Copper Range Mine as a driller/blaster and it was hard work. He also was in the Army and loved gardening, cooking, and Christmas. His love of music, he played the guitar and accordion, was passed down to his family. He died on September 19, 1996, when he was 80 years old.

Contributed by: Taylor Harris, South Range Elementary