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Norman E. Harrison

November 27, 2020

Burial Date: December 2, 2020

Don Catchen & Son Funeral Homes 3525 Dixie Hwy Elsmere, KY Dec. 2, 12:30 p.m.

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Norman Earl Harrison, aged 93, passed away on November 27, 2020. He was born in 1927 to John and Lillian Niggel Harrison of Youngstown Ohio. As a boy, Norman enjoyed sports and was active in the youth group at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, where he met the love of his life, Jan Rose Leetch. He graduated early from South High School to enroll in the Navy at 17 years of age. After WWII, he attended Youngstown College, married Jan, and worked as an electrician at Republic Steel. He moved his family to Erlanger in 1961 and continued his career as an electrician first at Newport Steel and later at National Lead (Fernald). Norman enjoyed golf, bowling, swimming, playing cards, football, and spending time with family. He was a faithful member of Grace Episcopal Church. When his beloved wife Jan developed dementia, he nursed her at home for ten years until her passing and remained deeply in love with her for the rest of his life. He is also preceded in death by his daughters Jo Ann Harrison and Sue Brown, brothers Donald Harrison and Edgar Harrison, and sister Mayme Lees. Norman is survived by his daughter Barbara Howard (Ben), son Norman Harrison II (Lois), sons-in-law Jim Brown and Dave Caudill, and nine grandchildren: Shawn Harrison (Christy), James Harrison (Melissa), Robert Harrison, Barbara Bass, Brenna Howard, Aliena Howard, Mike Brown (Rene), Matt Brown (Jenny), and Ryan Brown (Rachel); eighteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Visitation at 11:30 a.m. and funeral service at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Don Catchen Funeral Home, 3525 Dixie Highway in Elsmere, KY. Reverend Sherilyn Pearce will officiate. Graveside and military rites and entombment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Episcopal Church, 7111 Price Pike, Florence, KY 41042 or Redwood School & Rehabilitation Center, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.