Laurie Pamela Sue Swan

PAXTON — Laurie Pamela Sue Swan, 58, of Killeen, Texas, formerly of Paxton, died at 4:37 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the First Lutheran Church, 301 S. College St., Paxton, with the Rev. Debra Domeier and the Rev. Ron Rasmus officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgeland Township Cemetery, Thawville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton.

Mrs. Swan was born Dec. 30, 1960, in Paxton, the daughter of Orval and Glenda Scharlach Koehn. She married Scott R. Swan on Aug. 25, 1979, at the First Lutheran Church in Paxton. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Crista (Joshua) Baasch of Killeen, Texas, and Amanda (William) Puckett of Temple, Texas; three grandchildren, Braden, Lila and Michael; her father and stepmother, Orval (Roberta) Koehn of Watseka; her mother, Glenda Smith of Sun City, Fla.; one sister, Paula (Joe) Kendall of Valrico, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Delmar Smith.

Mrs. Swan graduated from Onarga High school in 1979 and from Saint Leo University in Fort Stewart, Ga., in 1993. With her banking, accounting and finance background, she worked in the ASCS office in Paxton, the Bank of Rantoul and in Leesburg, La., before becoming a transcriptionist at Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas.

After leaving Paxton in 1989, she followed her husband in his military career, living in Louisiana, Virginia, Georgia, California, Texas and Germany. She loved being a military wife and all it had to offer, including extensive traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe. She enjoyed her annual trips to the San Antonio River Walk, listening to music in Fredericksburg and Luckenbach and going on wine tours.

Mrs. Swan was an avid Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers fan. Nothing meant more to her than spending quality time with those she loved — grandchildren, family and friends alike — and laughing, chatting and just being together. She was truly a collector of friends.

Memorials may be made to Glioblastoma Cancer Research, Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, 2401 S. 31st St., Temple, TX.

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