Eino A. Suomi, 86, formerly of Stevens Point and Brooklyn, Conn., died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King.
No public funeral services will be held.
Shuda Funeral Service and Crematory of Stevens Point and Plover assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Suomi was born July 5, 1925, in Mount Hope, N.J., a son of the late Sulo and Lempi (Toiknen) Suomi. He was a professional boxer in his younger years.
He entered the U.S. Army on May 17, 1946, after graduating from high school. He served as a Tech 5 in the 235 Army Postal Unit at Camp Stoneman, Calif. He earned the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 27, 1947.
He was married to Greta Maria Vidjeskog on May 20, 1950, in Canterbury, Conn. She died in 2001.
He owned and operated a poultry business in Brooklyn, Conn., until 1962. From 1962 until his retirement in 1995, he was a foreman for a construction firm in Connecticut.
In 1995 they moved to New Port Ritchey, Fla. He moved to Stevens Point in 2001. In 2008 he moved to King.
Survivors include three children, Rory (Joanne), Stevens Point, Ailene (Richard) Martin, Oconomowoc, and Gale Suomi, San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one granddaughter.