Peter KinnunenX

Born: Janurary 31, 1929

Location: Calumet, Michigan

My name is Peter Kinnunen. I was born on January 31, 1929. I left my home at age 19, and moved to Detroit on my own. I attended school there. I was drafted into the army on February 6, 1951. At the time, I had been dating Helen for a couple of years on and off. I served in the Korean War, and came home on January 16, 1953. I got married to Helen (Anderson) on June 27, 1953. I have eight children, 60 grandkids and 77 great grandkids. I have been married for 58 years to Helen. I like to go camping and hunting. I can play the guitar and sing. I come to everybody’s birthdays, and I play “Happy Birthday” on the harmonica for them. I amaze everybody with my sense of direction. I also was a businessman all my life. I am a great storyteller. I am a man of integrity. I believe in sticking with it and not giving up. I am a man who loves his family and always will.

Contributed by: Amara Berg, Calumet Elementary School