Jean Seehausen passed away February 1, 2018. Jean was a resident of Tucson, Arizona since 1996 and had previously resided in Rockford, Illinois since 1949. \n\nShe was born June 6, 1926 in Champaign, Illlinois, daughter of Juanita and Don M. Gates and was a graduate of Champaign High School and the University of Illinois, where she received a Bachelor Degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Science in the teaching of Speech with majors in Speech, English and Theatre Arts. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority and was elected to Mortar Board.\n\nJean met her husband, Richard Seehausen, of Indianapolis, at the University of Illinois. They were married December 22, 1948 and moved to Rockford in 1949. Richard was a registered architect in Illinois for fifty years and was president of Northern Illinois Chapter of Architects, 1978-1979. Jean was a teacher at West High School, 1951-1953 and Wilson Middle School, 1977-1084. She taught speech, drama, communications, English, French and general language. Her graduate studies were at Rockford College and Northern Illinois University. \n\nShe experienced a great deal of pleasure writing and directing plays for many organizations and schools and enjoyed seeing her students excel. Jean was president of Rockford Woman's Club, 1972-1974 and served on the RWC Board of Managers for nine years. While in Rockford she was a member of PEO Chapter V, the Century Club, the RWC Emerson Department, Northern Illinois Women's Architectural League, Daughters of the Nile, the University of Illinois Alumni Association and Emmanuel Lutheran Church where she served on the Altar Guild and was a Minister of Communion for shut-ins.\n\nShe was a volunteer at High View and Wesley Willows retirement homes. Jean and her husband were members of Forest Hills Country Club in Rockford for thirty years. Jean's husband, Richard, designed their home overlooking Rock River where they lived until they moved to Arizona. \n\nIn 1996 the Seehausen's built their Arizona home in SaddleBrooke in the Catalina Mountains, north of Tucson, where they wintered four years before becoming permanent residents. \n\nIn Tucson, Jean was a charter member of the Catalina Resource Center, a member of the SaddleBrooke Symphony Guild, the Tucson Illini Club and the SaddleBrooke Community Church where Jean and her husband sang in the choir for ten years.\n\nThey were formerly members of Tucson Resurrection Lutheran Church five years where Jean rejoined in 2013.\n\nIn 2010 the Seehausen's moved to the Tucson Splendido Retirement Community. Jean especially enjoyed her family and many friends in Tucson and Rockford and traveling with her husband to all seven continents of the world. She will be greatly missed. \n\nJean is survived by her daughter, Lyn (Stanley) Racz; granddaughter, Cameron (Randy) Everhardt; grandsons, Kyle, Daniel, Derek and Evan Seehausen; great-grandson, Aiden Everhardt; daughter-in-law, Barbara Seehausen; three nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her son, Dirk; her granddaughter, Megan Monroe and her parents.