Christian 08

Reverend Paul G. Aurand

June 9, 1935 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 86)


Reverend Paul G. Aurand, 86, of Galesburg, Illinois, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday January 4, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family.

 He was born on June 9, 1935 in Stockton, Illinois, the son of Delmar and Alice (Baysinger) Aurand.  He married Rosemary Hollis June 7, 1957 in Ellisville, Illinois by her father, Reverend Willard Hollis.

 He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, two sons, Paul (Michele) Aurand of Newton, Iowa and John (Tracey) Aurand of Salem, Illinois; two daughters, Jodi Springer of Rancho Santa Margarita, California and Teri (Lonnie) Sheldon of Galesburg; a sister, Carol (Gerald) Zink of Stockton, Illinois; grandchildren, Paul (Trish) Aurand, Victoria (Karl) Oler, Micah Aurand, Morgan (Wolf) Oler, Philip Aurand, Parker Aurand, Jack Springer, Sydney Springer, Amanda (Greg) Forke and Emma (Joe) Rhodes. Great grandchildren, Dawson, Brooks, Jacob and Kaylee. And his best friend, Reverend John Hollis. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and five sisters.

 Paul graduated from Stockton High School and attended Olivet Nazarene University. He was a Minister of the Church of the Nazarene 50 years serving at Galena, Aledo, Sunnyland, Oregon, Silvis and Moline, Illinois, before retiring. He was volunteer Chaplain for Illini Hospital for over 30 years. He enjoyed Fishing, Hunting, Gardening, Golf, and basketball. He served in the Army for 2 years stationed in Germany.  He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Galesburg.

 Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2022, at First Church of the Nazarene in Galesburg, Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. at the Church on Saturday, January 8, 2022.  Burial will be at Bethesda Cemetery near Hillsdale, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the family.  Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel is honored to assist the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at 










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January 7, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
First Church of the Nazarene
1501 Webster Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Funeral Service
January 8, 2022

11:00 AM
First Church of the Nazarene
1501 Webster Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

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