Homyak to celebrate 90th birthday

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    Kenneth Homyak will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 5 p.m., April 7, at Ribbons and Rainbows in Platteville.

    Ken was born March 31, 1922, to Mary and John Homyak on the Homyak farm. He graduated from College High School in 1939 and CSCE in 1946 with a school administrator degree. He was inducted in to the Army Air Corps in 1942, receiving his “wings” and second lieutenant rank in 1943. Ken was employed by the Fort Lupton School District in 1946. He started as a business teacher and basketball and track coach. He was appointed principal of the high school in 1951 and served in that role for 22 years, following that as a business manager for 15 years.
    Ken married Marie Elsie Homyak June 6, 1948. They had two boys, Gary and Kent (deceased). Gary and his wife, Dawn, live in Platteville. They have two grandchildren, Travis, of Greeley, and Paige, at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.
    Ken and Elsie are lifelong members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, the Brighton Elks and the Fort Lupton Lions Club.
    Family, friends and former students are cordially invited to attend the open house. No gifts, please.
    Ribbons and Rainbows is 1 ½ mile east of U.S. Highway 85 from the center on Platteville on Weld County Road 32.