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Gene M. Norrs


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Gene M. NorrsWEST LEYDEN >> Gene M. Norrs, 86, of Mud Lake Road, husband of the late Mary Agnes, passed away at Oneida Health Care, Oneida, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.Gene was born on Nov. 22, 1931, in Fertile, Minn., a son of David and Martha Haugen Norrs, and graduated from Fertile MN High School, with the Class of 1950. Thereafter, Mr. Norrs served his country in the US Air Force, stationed in Korea during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Norrs was honorably discharged from the Air Force with the rank of Staff Sergeant, on Jan. 7, 1955, from Griffiss Airforce Base, Rome. After serving his country, Mr. Norrs attended Syracuse University and the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D., earning a master's degree.On April 14, 1954, Gene was united in marriage with Mary Agnes Fleming, at The Church of the Annunciation, Clark Mills. The couple lived in Verona for many years before moving to their present home on the Mud Lake Road near West Leyden. Mrs. Norrs passed away on Sept. 17, 2004.For 32 years until his retirement, Mr. Norrs was employed in operation of defense systems at The Rome Labs, Rome, N.Y.He was a member of Charles J. Love Post No. 406, American Legion and Harland Hennessey Post V.F.W. both of Boonville and he served The Tug Hill Commission.Gene is survived by three sons, James M. Norrs and significant other, Mary Nicholas, Munnsville, John M. Norrs and his wife, Melissa and David C. Norrs all of West Leyden; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Marlene (Gary) Harris, Phoenix, Ariz. He was predeceased by two brothers, David and Willis Norrs.His family extends a sincere note of thanks and appreciation to the staff at Oneida Health Care, for the excellent care which they provided for Gene. Calling hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. until noon at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler St., Boonville, with interment to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, West Leyden. For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com http://www.lastingmemories.com/gene-m-norrs
Published in Oneida Daily Dispatch on June 28, 2018
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