Eino M. Ojala, age 85, of 10498 Finn 18.5 Road, Stonington, died Friday August 6, 2004 at his residence in Stonington of an apparent heart attack.
Eino was born May 28, 1919 in Negaunee, the son of Nestor and Matilda (Maenpaa) Ojala and was raised in the Stonington area where he attended the Rapid River Schools. Following his years in school, Eino joined and served his country in the United States Army during WWII. Following the war Eino made his home back in the Stonington area and worked as a logger and as a farmer. Eino spent his entire life here in the Upper Peninsula Stonington area. Eino belonged to the Rapid River American Legion Walter W. Cole Post #301 for 54 years and was also a member of the N.R.A. and the A.A.R.P. Eino was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In addition to his parents, Nestor and Matilda, Eino was preceded in death by:
1 Brother: Reino Ojala
2 Sisters: Miriam Williams
1 Niece: Virginia Williams
1 Infant Brother and 1 Infant Sister
He leaves to survive:
2 Nieces: Marlys (Mike) Masterson of Waterveliet, NY
Sandra Ojala of Rapid River, MI
1 Sister-In-Law: Lenore Ojala of Rapid River, MI
Eino also leaves to survive, 2 great nephews.
Family will receive friends on Monday from 2:45PM-4:45PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral service celebrating the life of Eino M. Ojala will follow visitation at 4:45PM, on Monday at the Skradski Funeral Home, with Sam Johnson officiating. Committal service will be at 6:00PM at the Lakewood Cemetery in Stonington. Walter W. Cole Post #301 will be providing military rites at the Lakewood cemetery prior to the committal service.