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Obituaries > ALTOM, PAUL L.

Services for Paul LeRoy Altom, 78, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin, with the Rev. Herman Christiansen officiating. Born Jan. 21, 1922, in Odin, Ill., to Ocal and Flossie Altom, he passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Burial will be private, in Dundee Township East Cemetery, East Dundee. A Marine Corps veteran, Mr. Altom had served with the 2nd Raiders during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. Prior to his retirement he had been employed by the City of Elgin in the Department of Water. In addition, from 1946 to 1989, he had served in the Police Auxiliary Reserve for the city. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Dorothy M. Altom (nee Ross) of South Elgin, whom he married May 2, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo.; daughter, Cindy (Dale) Schrieber of Elgin; granddaughter, Sherri Schrieber of Las Vegas, Nev.; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Fred, and sister, Pauline. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.