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Paul James Ferguson
(06-20-1938 - 03-18-2018)

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Paul James Ferguson, 79, of Elgin passed away March 18, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital.He was born on June 20, 1938 in Elgin, IL to Theodore and Grace Ferguson. In 1958 he married Wanda Ferguson and they enjoyed almost 60 years of marriage. Their loving relationship was an inspiration to all. Paul received two master degrees from Wheaton College and a doctorates degree from The Chicago Theological Seminary. He was a retired science teacher for District 54 and was a professor at Christian Life College up until the time of his passing. He also served as a church planter and pastor and was a missionary to Ethiopia. When he was a boy, Paul's mother read the Bible to him. He had an amazing memory for scripture and was working on his 43rd reading of the Hebrew Old Testament. He had a gentle spirit and a quirky sense of humor. He wrote songs and poems. He was a wise teacher, author, mentor and family provider. He wrote lists of the many blessings God had given him and would often tell others how God had faithfully provided and blessed him over the years. Jesus has welcomed him into heaven with "Well done, good and faithful servant." We are sad but celebrate the legacy he left behind.
He is survived by his wife Wanda, children Rebecca (Warne) Crow, Stephen (Christy) Ferguson, Deborah (Roger) Ryan, Talitha (Kris) Klingberg, Rev. David (Shron) Ferguson, Rachel Ruffin, Paula (Scott) Leonhardt, 26 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Timothy Ferguson.
Funeral Services will be held  at 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 23, 2018 at Watershed Church, 500 Church Rd. Elgin IL 60123. Burial will follow at Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be on Thursday evening at the church from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Wait Ross Allanson Funeral and Cremation Services Chapel,  is handling the arrangements. For information call 847-742-2100 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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