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Gulfport man dresses as Superman for 100th birthday celebration

William Lowenkamp's 100th birthday party had a superhero theme. (Photo source: WLOX News) William Lowenkamp's 100th birthday party had a superhero theme. (Photo source: WLOX News)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Family, friends and city officials helped a Gulfport man celebrate a milestone occasion Wednesday.

The man of the hour, William Lowenkamp, dressed as the Man of Steel to celebrate his 100th birthday.

He decided the best way to enjoy his birthday bash was with a superhero theme. 

The centenarian has two children and more than a dozen grandchildren and great grandchildren.

His family says he is very healthy, aware, and still has a great memory. 

The words he lives by: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. 

"I say the same thing to everybody. I don't finish everything," said Lowenkamp. "I put something aside and say, I'm going to finish that tomorrow and that means I have to get up and finish that tomorrow. "

His granddaughter Katherine added, "He just does whatever makes him happy. He drinks Pepsi and eats Pringles and loves hamburgers."

Gulfport's mayor declared Wednesday "William Grandpa Lowenkamp Day" in the city. 

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