Peter RuohonenX

Born: December 14, 1925

My grandpa, Peter Ruohonen, was born in Oscar, Michigan on December 14, 1925. A challenge in his life was only having an 8th grade education. He stopped going to school because he had to help in the woods and on the farm. He also drove the school bus at age 16. Buses then had wood stoves in them to keep warm. My grandpa later joined the U.S. Navy. He had a positive impact on his family by showing a hard work ethic. He also served in the military, and now two of my brothers do too. Peter Ruohonen died on May 5, 2003.

Contributed by: Ted Ruohonen, South Range Elementary