Ed Walline Park named for one honest man (PHOTOS)

Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 at 08:01 AM.

At the end of County Road 393S on 30A is a park and public beach access that is used by many every day.

The name of the park is Ed Walline.

Most who use the park and beach access never knew the man for whom it was named or anything about him.

At his funeral on March 24, 1975 people who knew Ed Walline said he was the most honest man they had ever known. He would help anyone do anything, if he was able.

Edwin Rurick Walline was born to Adrian and Edla Walline in Michigan in 1909. His Swedish parents had immigrated from a small town in Finland just before the turn of the century.

Weighing in at just over 2 pounds, Walline had rickets when young and suffered a handicap for the rest of his life.

Walline's mother had a heart condition and couldn't take Michigan 's cold winters, so the family moved to South Walton in 1912.

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