Willburt RajalaX

Born: Janurary 15, 1947

Location: Hancock, Michigan

My grandpa,Willburt Rajala, was born at a hospital in Hancock. He was born on January 15, 1947. His dad died when he was 17. My grandpa had to help support his family, and he still had to finish high school. He had to help raise his brother and take care of his mom. Then he got married when he was 18, and he started his own family. He played hockey. His team won the National Juvenile Championship. Some of his sons played hockey too. One was a goalie. My Grandpa Rajala taught my dad how to be a hard worker and that he could accomplish anything. He taught my dad how to do drywall.

Contributed by: Taavi Rajala, South Range Elementary