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ELGIN - Paul William Swearingen, 57, of Elgin, passed away on June 26, 2020, his brother David (Rosie) were there to see him off to be with the Lord in heaven. Paul was the first born son of Carole and William Swearingen on March 7, 1963. He was a kind, loving and loyal friend. Hard working and fun, you could count on Paul, that if there was a party somewhere, he would be there, and if there wasn't a party to go to, he would plan one. Now rest in the Lord son. Paul was preceded in death by many relatives and friends including grandparents: Maurice (Angela) VanDewoestyne and Ted Swearingen; aunts and uncles: Larry VanDewoestyne, Margaret (Clarence) Allen, Loretta Diaz, John Cassidy, Ronny Skaggs, Garnett Smith and Colletta Olson. Those still remaining in his life include his father: William; his mother: Carole; siblings: David (Rosie) and Matthew (Briana); aunts and uncles: Dennis (Karen) VanDewoestyne, Sandy (Thom) Menke, Cindy (Jim) Hawkins and Rosemary Skaggs; and cousins: Christine, Joey, Ted, Gabreal, Katy, Rhonda, Robin, Randy, Michelle, Micheal, Megan, Jody, Mitch, Sara and Jimmy. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 5:00pm-9:00pm at the Laird Funeral Home, with a service of remembrance starting at 7:00pm with Rev. Jan Starr officiating. Burial will be private at Mount Home Cemetery, Elgin. For information, 847-741-8800 or

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Published in Daily Herald on Jun. 29, 2020.
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July 2, 2020
Paul, we celebrated with you last night and cried over our loss. We even stopped by the Walnut Inn Speak Easy to have dinner and a toast for you. May you enjoy your time with Jesus until we meet again.
Mitzi Bradley
July 1, 2020
Paul, you will fondly be remembered❤
Carla Malmstrom
July 1, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Brenda Rizzo
July 1, 2020
went to school with Paul since grade school. He was the kid that was friends with everyone. He always had kind words and a smile on his face. After school we reconnected on Facebook. He accomplished so much in life and stayed the same, so friendly with kind words. Paul is missed. I miss him.
Kim Herrera
July 1, 2020
Paul, you were a gentle man and so kind. The world is a bit darker without you here. So glad to have known you for maybe 20 years? One day, I'll see you again, this I know...go dance with Jesus awhile now that you feel great!
Jeff Roberts
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