Memorial service set for Keenesburg man who drowned
Brighton Standard Blade
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Author: MetroWest Staff
BRIGHTON - Family members will hold a memorial service Saturday for the Keenesburg man who drowned at Horse Creek Reservoir, east of Brighton, May 24.
The service for Troy Auer will be at 10 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 510 S. 27th Ave.
Auer , 43 of Keenesburg, was in a boat, fishing with a family member on Horse Creek Reservoir, east of Brighton, when he jumped into the water to retrieve a fishing rod. His body was recovered several days later.
Auer was born in Florida and moved with his family to Colorado in 1968. He was a 1984 graduate of Brighton High School. He was a co-owner of Auer Bird Valley, a gamebird hunting preserve in Keenesburg.
Auer is survived by his wife, Cerise; daughter, Avery, 3, and 7-month-old son, T.J., of Keenesburg; mother, Fran Auer of Lakewood; father, Charles Auer of Keenesburg; brothers, Keith (Peggy) of Fort Lupton and Steven (Jody) of Keenesburg; five nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Troy A. Auer Memorial Fund, c/o Colorado East Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 299, Keenesburg, CO 80643.
(Article contributed by Tracey Hockett)