Oak Lawn’s Mayor and the Village Board of Trustees honored Cecelia Olejniczak for her 90th birthday at the last village board meeting passing a resolution unanimously.
If the name sounds familiar it should. Cecelia Olejniczak is the mother of Trustee Alex Olejniczak (Dist. 2). In addition to her son Alex, she raised eight other children in Oak Lawn after marrying Joseph Olejniczak and settling in Oak Lawn in 1950.
In 1952 she became the full time organist at St. Gerald Church in Oak Lawn while also teaching students how to play the piano and organ.
Cecelia Olejniczak celebrated her birthday last Saturday, August 15. In addition to nine children, the board’s proclamation noted that she is a grandmother of 24 and also has 27 great grandchildren. She expressed her thanks in the video below and led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday”.