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Former South Milwaukee mayor celebrates 100th birthday with drive-by parade

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A people person with a familiar name and face, who led a South Shore community for nearly 30 years, was honored Monday with a special celebration.

Obviously, the pandemic forced some changes, but he still got a 100th birthday party he'll never forget.

People lined up in their cars to wish former South Milwaukee mayor Chet Grobschmidt a happy birthday.

They brought signs, balloons, and of course, gifts.

His daughter and the city worked together to make sure the parade was a success.

"My father is ecstatic," said daughter Karen Southerlin. "He hasn't seen people with this COVID-19 since March, and my dad is very much a people person, and I think this is better than any party."

Being a huge Packers fan, one of the gifts he got was a Packers commemorative football signed by Brian Gutekunst, Mark Murphy and Matt LaFleur. 

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