|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 18, 2010|
2nd Lt US Army - World War II and Korea
Eino Nestor Sainio, 88, of 206 East Avenue B, Newberry, entered eternal life Monday afternoon, October 18, 2010, at Marquette General Hospital.
Born January 6, 1922 in Negaunee, the son of John N. Sainio and Anna E. (Kivisto) Sainio, Eino Sainio was raised in the Rock and Gwinn areas, graduating from the Gwinn High School in 1939. He continued his education at Northern Michigan University from 1939 to 1940 and then transferred to Michigan State University for the academic years 1940 to 1943, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry with honor.
From 1943 to 1946, Eino served his country in the US Army during World War II, as an operations and commanding officer of Counter Intelligence Corps detachments in Japan for a year. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Michigan State University for three terms, where he was an instructor in forestry short courses. From 1948 to 1954, he served as District Forester for Mead Corporation, in charge of forestry work in the Manistique and Newberry Districts with 35,000 acres of company owned land, while also conducting purchase, exchanges, and boundary surveys. Since 1954, Eino had been self-employed as a land surveyor and forester in the nine eastern counties of the Upper Peninsula. He also worked as a logger for a time, served part time as Luce County Equalization Director, and did real estate appraisals, mostly pertaining to timber. Overall, more than 60% of Eino's working time was on land surveys for private owners and public agencies and he has been a qualified expert witness on survey and forestry matters. Eino was a member of the Michigan Society of Registered Land Surveyors, Society of American Foresters, and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Additionally, he served in public office as a member of the Michigan State Board of Registration for Foresters for five years, having been appointed by Governor George Romney, and was elected Luce County Surveyor for two terms. He also served on the Michigan Forestry Association, Tahquamenon Sportsman's Club, UP Federation of Land Owners, American Forestry Association, and the Michigan United Conservation Clubs. In his leisure, Eino enjoyed being in the woods and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors included his daughters, Margaret (Bob) McGinty of Ford River and Catherine (Tom) Watson of Gladstone; sons, Paul Sainio of Ridgway, CO, Jeff (Devonne Baneck) Sainio of Milwaukee, WI; his grandchildren, Michael McGinty, Amy (Kirk) Cooper, Kira McGinty, Brendan (Susan) McGinty, Shana Watson, Brent Watson, Kevin Sainio, Eric Sainio, and Laura Sainio; four great-grandchildren; aunts, Bertha Piziali in Florida, Thelma Kivisto and Ellen Kivisto both of Negaunee, several cousins and his constant companion his dog Harley.
Holy Cross Cemetery
Created by: Twist
Record added: Nov 11, 2010
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