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Laurie Swan

March 9, 2019

Laurie Swan, 58, of Killeen, Texas, and formerly of Paxton, passed away 4:37 a.m. Tuesday (March 5, 2019) at her home.

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

Laurie 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 First Lutheran Church, Paxton. He survives.

Along with her husband Scott, she is survived by two daughters, Crista (Joshua) Baasch, of Killeen, and Amanda (William) Puckett, of Temple, Texas; three grandchildren, Braden, Lila and Michael; father and stepmother, Orval (Roberta) Koehn, of Watseka; 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.

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

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 United States 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. She 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, 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. Condolences may be offered at baierfuneralservices.com.

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