Norman C. Kegerreis, 74, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday, 22 March 2020 at his home in Fort Collins, CO. He was born to the late Norman C. Kegerreis and Harriet (Warren) Kegerreis at 2:45am on 1 January 1946 – the first baby born in that year in the Shippensburg area. He was a graduate of Shippensburg High School and York College, as well as a proud US Marine and veteran of the Vietnam War (D. Co., 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Rgmt., 3rd Marine Division). His children were treated to frequent renditions of "The Marines' Hymn" from a young age, and even after all these years they can recite most of its lyrics. Norm served as a police officer with Lower Paxton Police Department in Harrisburg for over 20 years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time outdoors, often sharing photos of his catches from the rivers and streams of Colorado with his friends and family on Facebook. Norm is survived by his son, Carson, of Manheim; daughter, Summer Davey (Barry) of Glenmoore; granddaughter Piper Davey; three sisters, Norma McCoy, Barbara Kegerreis, and Gretchen Kegerreis; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Rachel Campos. Also mourning his loss is his extensive network of friends in Colorado and points in between, as well as his faithful and feisty canine companion, Francie. Arrangements are being managed by Goes Funeral Care, Fort Collins, CO. Burial will be private, and any memorials will take place when travel and large gatherings are unrestricted once again. Given Norm's involvement in the veteran community and the joy Francie brought to his life, please consider making a donation to Freedom Service Dogs of America: 7193 S. Dillon Ct, Englewood, CO 80112 should you feel motivated to do so.
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Published in Patriot-News from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2020.