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Paul F. Behan, Jr.

August 19, 1953 — May 16, 2023

Paul F. Behan, Jr.

Paul “Ladd” F. Behan, Jr., age 69, went to his heavenly home after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, IL. He was born August 19, 1953, in Elgin, Illinois the son of Paul and Laura (Blazer) Behan. He worked over 35 years at White Pines State Park near Oregon. Paul loved spending time with family, making people laugh with his silly personality, gardening, golf, dogs, and vacationing at Disney World. Paul maintained a positive outlook, a witty sense of humor, and a stubborn streak throughout his cancer diagnosis. Paul touched many souls in his lifetime; he will be greatly missed. He was predeceased by his parents. Paul is survived by his children Kandi Behan of Madison, Wisconsin and Michael Behan of Austin, Texas, grandson Kaden Stumpf, and sister Katherine Behan of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A Christian Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oregon, Illinois with the Rev. Joseph Naill officiating. Burial will be at the St. Mary’s Cemetery near Oregon, IL. A memorial fund is established in Paul’s name and may be directed to his family. 

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