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Carl Kegerreis — Lifetime Achiever

Sylvania, OH — Carl Kegerreis is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Lifetime Achiever for his outstanding achievements in the transportation industry and his exemplary voice as a Writer.   

Having led an impeccable career of service, Mr. Carl Kegerreis served as a federal officer with CSX Transportation Railroad for 33 years before retiring in 1999. He gained valuable experience working on rail projects in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Prior to entering his career, Mr. Kegerreis attended Ball State University, where he studied speech and history. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during his junior year of college in 1960 and served as a security sergeant for the Fifth Missile Battalion in the 56th Artillery at Wilmington. Ohio. Mr. Kegerreis also excelled as a sentry dog trainer.

Since retirement, Mr. Kegerreis discovered a new passion, which led him to write six books successfully. He began writing his first book at the request of his daughter, Carla, for her fourth-grade class. The first published book was “Tibby and His Friend’s Big Secret,” published in 2010, which received much praise from the school’s students and principal.

Later, Mr. Kegerreis published several other books, including “Fleeing a Country Seeking a New Life” in 2011 and “Who Is Going to Believe They Saved or Prolonged My Life” in 2014. He is also the author of “Hunting Elock” from 2016, “Searching for Elock” from 2019. His most recent book, “I Wish I Had Those Gasoline Pellets,” is due out in 2021, and will soon be at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and other book stores. He maintains affiliation with Wheatmark Publishing and the Wheatmark Academy.

As an active member of his community, he is a volunteer at his local Sylvania, Ohio, library. In addition, Mr. Kegerreis has donated royalties from his books to the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio for cancer research. This cause is close to his heart, as his daughter Robin passed away due to cancer in 1999, at age 28. 

Mr. Kegerreis would like to dedicate this award In Loving Memory of Sandra, his beloved wife of 58 years who passed away from Alzheimer’s. In her memory, the royalties from “I Wish I Had Those Gasoline Pellets” will be used for Alzheimer’s research. They have three children, Robert, Carla, and Robin, and five grandchildren, Ashely, Megan, Joshua, Logan, and Gunner.

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