For the City Times
Norbert Wojcik celebrated his 90th birthday on Wednesday.
He was born April 29, 1925 in Stevens Point to Frank and Nellie Wojcik.
He attended St.Peter Grade School and P.J. Jacobs High School.
In June of 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was part of the Allied Invasion of Normandy, landing on Omaha Beach. He participated in five major battles and campaigns of the war, fighting through Northern France, central Europe and into Germany before the war ended. He was honorably discharged January 1946.
After returning home he met and married Lucille Maslowski and the two remain married for the past 66 years. They have three children, Diane (Allan) Marschke, Doug (Tess) Wojcik and Cindy (Nelson) Gray, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was employed at Consolidated Papers – River Division in Whiting, retiring as a shift supervisor after 42-years of employment.
He takes pride in a well kept yard and previously enjoyed gardening, working on small engines, carpentry, and traveling with his wife around the country with additional trips to the Caribbean and Europe. Dancing and listening to polka music was a favorite past-time for the two and listening to polka music remains a ritual.
He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, the American Legion and St. Peter Parish Holy Name Society.
His family gathered at his home over the past weekend celebration.