My name is Gonu (George) Niemela. I was born in the Nordic country of Finland in 1922. When I was a teenager I moved to the United States with my family. We settled in what is now known as Calumet. Once I moved out of my parents’ house I started my own flower farm. My farm greatly flourished and I ventured out to meet the love of my life, Irene Johnson. We had two beautiful boys, Ron and David. My grandkids and great grandkids say that I have left my great work ethic for them to enjoy for decades to come.
Contributed by: Samantha Koski, L'Anse High School