Born 5-27-1932 -- Died 12-6-2003
Paul William Lager-strom Sr., 71, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Galesburg, Ill., died Dec. 6, 2003, at the OSF St., Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born May 27, 1932, in Galesburg, son of Harry Carl and Jenny A. Johnson Lagerstrom. He married Sally J. Sunderland Dec. 25, 1951, in Galesburg. He later married Rita M. Warmker Aug. 31, 1972, in Quincy, Ill.; she preceded him in death Nov. 4, 2003. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1951. He served in the United Sates Air Force as a jet mechanic with Strategic Air Command from 1951 to 1955. He was a salesman for different companies in the Galesburg area. He moved to Arkansas in 1989. He attended Nazarene and Lutheran churches. He was a member of the Central Masonic Lodge 71 A.F.& A.M. of Springfield, ANSAR Templar Shrine in Springfield; and Spring River Shrine Club in Arkansas; affiliated with the Schimitar Shrine Center in Arkansas.
Survivors are a daughter, Luan (Terry) Swigert of Monmouth, Ill.; four grandchildren -- Amy Koester of Mon-mouth, Andrew and Rachel Swigert of Monmouth, and Rebecca Swigert of Athens, Ill.; a great-grandchild, Ballie Koester of Monmouth; a sister, Irene (Dale) Cotton of Sycamore, Ill.; a brother, Fred A. Lagerstrom of Peoria; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a son, Paul W. Lagerstrom Jr.
Memorial services were Dec. 13 at Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Ill. Miliary Rites were by the Ralph M. Noble AL Post 285 of Galesburg. Burial was in the Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg.