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Obituary: Tribute Services Set for Saturday for 'Angel' Paxton

The infant son of an Elmbrook teacher died Monday after a battle against cancer. A tribute service will be held Saturday for Paxton Bowe Andrews.

Services will be held Saturday for an Elmbrook teacher's infant son who died Monday after battling cancer. He was 4½ months old.

Vistitation for Paxton Bowe Andrews will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, with a memorial service at 3 p.m., at the Alverno College Rotunda and Conference Center, 3400 S. 43rd St.

Donations are suggested in lieu of flowers to Paxton's Angel Network.

He is the son of Brookfield Central special education teacher and coach Danna Bowe Andrews and her husband John Andrews.

Paxton was 12 weeks old when his parents took him on May 8 to Children's Hospital for what appeared to be symptoms of a common cold and an eye infection, according to his CaringBridge site and Team Paxton Facebook page.

He was diagnosed with cancer, and a battery of tests began to try to determine the type and source, as well as several rounds of chemotherapy.

June saw at least four fundraising events for his family's growing medical bills, including a blood drive held by the Brookfield Central High Key Club June 8 and events at Aj Bomber's restaurant, Ten Bells in Walker's Point and Central Bark Doggy Daycare. More than $20,000 was raised in Paxton's honor.

Supporters' Facebook page offered prayers and condolences to the family and asked for community support:

"Please join us Saturday for a tribute to our Peaceful Warrior. Paxton has touched so many hearts in his short life. On, Saturday, we will pay tribute to this sweet baby boy.

Many of you have prayed, offered words of encouragement, contributed to his medical care fund, shared his story here and elsewhere, even though you may have never met the Andrews family. They would like to meet all of you. They would like to thank you. They want to be strangers no more.

Let's surround this family with love on Saturday, and show Paxton that even in his short time here with us, that he was loved by his entire community, his own Army of Love.

I hope to see your beautiful faces on Saturday."

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