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Roger Allen Mausehund, 69, of Smyrna, Delaware, died on April 17, 2018 following a long illness.
He was born on August 31, 1948, to Raymond and Dorothy (Kaack) Mausehund of Peotone, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife Jean of the home, stepsons Brian Mincey and daughter-in-law Anna Marie, and John Mincey; stepdaughter Evelyn Gonser; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers Gary and Mike Mausehund and a sister Donna Johnson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was beloved “Opa” to the grandchildren.
Roger grew up on a farm outside Peotone and graduated from Peotone High School in 1966. He graduated from Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, in 1970. He served three years in the U.S. Army and then began his teaching career at Leyden High Schools, Rosemont, Illinois. While teaching he earned a Master’s of Education from Northern Illinois University. He taught business education classes, administered a work-study program, and served as department chair. He was also active in several professional organizations including the Illinois Business Education Association where he served a term as president. He retired from Leyden Schools in 2004 and moved to Smyrna, Delaware.
In the years in Delaware, he volunteered at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Preserve and for the Delaware Read Aloud program. He was an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Smyrna, serving on various committees. He also was a member of Lions, International, and the Dover Stamp Club. Even after moving to Delaware, he remained a loyal Cubs fan and celebrated the 2016 World Series Championship.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Smyrna with a luncheon following in the Fellowship Hall.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made either to the Peotone United Methodist Church or to Asbury United Methodist Church, Smyrna, Delaware.