Willieoma Roznowski given 90th birthday celebration

Willieoma (Bleau) Roznowski recently celebrated her 90th birthday. In honor of the occasion, her sons and daughters gave her a birthday party. Willieoma’s children include Michael (Helen), Mary Lou, Daniel (Marilyn), Arthur (Patti) and Clarence (Robin) Roznowski, Nancy (Edward) Dulebohn and Sally (Alan) Wong.

Approximately 200 people from seven different states came to the Knights of Columbus Hall on Hamilton Road. The party was held from 2-6 p.m., with no alcohol served. Instead, many families brought their children, and there was lots of lemonade and juices.

The Norm Siess Band played music while folks mingled, played games, won prizes and danced. The day was sunny and clear, so many children played outside.

At 5 p.m., a dinner was catered in and served by Tina Paul’s Country Cabin Catering. There were mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, fried chicken, sausage and sauerkraut, carrots, hot buns and all the trimmings. Betty Bleau and her daughter, Jenny Tessmer, made the elegant cake enjoyed by everyone.

Willieoma has more than 100 descendants. Many of them live in Michigan, in addition to other parts of the country. Family and friends attended from Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Indiana and several different cities in Michigan.

The Bleau, Johnson and Roznowski families have doctors, nurses, CEOs, lawyers, cooks, teachers, engineers, architects and many more blue and white collared citizens who are mostly French, Polish, Irish, Scotch, Norwegian, English, German and African American. Christianity runs strongly in Willieoma’s family. She is proud of her family, town, state, country and faith.

Willieoma is a former elementary teacher at Gordon, Sunset and Lincoln Schools from 1960-1986. Following her retirement, she continued to substitute teach at Hinks and Besser Schools as well as teach GED classes in Rogers City, North Carolina and Florida.