Richard "Rick" Gee

Obituary for Richard "Rick" Gee

March 12, 1943 - December 13, 2018
Ocala, Florida | Age 75

Obituary

Richard "Rick" Rasey Gee II, 75, of Ocala, Florida passed away in the early morning hours of December 13th at the Marion Community Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Rick was born on March 12, 1943 in Aurora, Illinois, to parents Richard and Virginia Gee of Aurora, IL. Both parents preceded him in death.

Rick was a 1961 graduate of West Aurora High School. Rick played football in high school and had a love of classic cars, which was a hobby he loved until the time of his death.

Rick worked for the City of Aurora as the Director of MIS for nearly 27 years and received an Individual Performance Diamond Award from the Northern Illinois Chapter of the DPMA. Rick was also an active member of the Turner Club and participated annually in their National Golf Outings.

Rick married Jan in August of 1980 in the mountains of Colorado. They lived in Aurora until they retired and moved to Oak Run Country Club in Ocala, FL, where they enjoyed golfing and spending time with friends and family. They were married for 35 years until the time of Jan's death in 2016.

Rick is survived by a son, Rick Gee III (Martha) of Albuquerque, NM; a son, Jon Gee (Becky) of DeKalb, IL; a daughter, Diane Taylor (Tim) of Union, MI; a grandson, Adam Gee (Rachel) of Bartlett, IL; a sister, Carol Ann Schreul (Richard) of Aurora, IL; a sister, Judy Bill (Ken) of Aurora, IL; a brother, William Gee (Jill) of Lee, IL several nieces and cousins, and his loving partner and companion, Karen Ross of Minocqua, WI.

Rick was beloved by everyone that knew him because of his kind heart and great sense of humor. He attended Living Water Wesleyan Church in Ocala, where he regularly helped run the sound board for Sunday services and provided support for the Youth Ministry at the Church.

Rick lived the last year of his life to the fullest, spending time with Karen between Florida and Wisconsin and going on trips to Disney, Mexico, New Mexico, the Smoky Mountains and most recently a cruise to the Caribbean. He also enjoyed driving his new Corvette and attending local car shows.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 9 AM until time of service 11 AM at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. A private graveside service will follow.

Memorials may be made in Rick's name to Living Water Wesleyan Church, care of the Youth Ministry, at 11120 SW Highway 484, Dunnellon, FL 34432.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Memorials may be made in Rick's name to Living Water Wesleyan Church, care of the Youth Ministry, at 11120 SW Highway 484, Dunnellon, FL 34432

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370 Division Dr
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
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