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Jean Schaefle


1933 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Jean Schaefle Obituary
Schaefle, Jean (nee Jackson) 85, of Evanston died peacefully at home on May 5 following an 8-month battle with cancer. Jean was born in Chicago on February 20, 1933, the first child to Sydney Webster and Ruth Petersen Jackson. She grew up in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and graduated from PJ Jacobs High school in 1951 and Lawrence University in 1955. She taught English at Beloit High School in Wisconsin and Niles East and New Trier High Schools in Illinois. Later she worked for many years in the Dean's office of the School of Speech at Northwestern University. She married Kenneth E. Schaefle of Skokie in 1964. Jean had an adventurous spirit and always loved to travel. After college, she enjoyed adventures in Europe, and continued to travel throughout her life. She had a lifelong love of books which provided enjoyment and connection with friends and an art form and world of ideas she never stopped exploring. She is survived by her husband Ken Schaefle, sons Scott and Kenneth and grandchildren Hannah Schaefle-Cates and Rosemary Schaefle-Cates of Boulder, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her brother John "JP" Jackson of San Diego California. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3637 Golf Rd, Evanston, IL 60203, (847) 673-8564, on Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. The service will be followed by a reception at the church at which friends and family will be welcome to share memories and stories. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that any remembrances be made in the form of a donation to the Evanston Public Library (please include Jean's name in the comment field) https://www.epl.org/connect/support/donate. For info, William H. Scott Funeral Home, (847) 251-8200.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on May 8, 2018
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