Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ilse Hayum Weiner -Bourbonnais

Ilse Hayum Weiner, 90, of Bourbonnais, died Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2011). Private services were held at Oakridge Jewish Cemetery in Hillside. In remembrance, donations may be made to Temple B'nai Israel, 600 S. Harrison Ave., Kankakee, IL 60901 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 525 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60661.

She was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Germany, the daughter of Frieda and Ludwig Levy. She and her parents emigrated to the United States in 1938. In 1941, she married Alfred Hayum, in Chicago. They moved to Kankakee in 1957. After Alfred's death, she married Alex Weiner. She was a longtime member of Temple B'nai Israel. She was a volunteer for many years at Shapiro Developmental Center. In 1995, she received the outstanding volunteer award from the Junior League. She was creative and full of energy, teaching her great-grandchildren many of her crafts. She derived great pleasure and pride from her family and their accomplishments. She enjoyed knitting, needlepoint, sewing and crocheting.

Ilse is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Julian and Enid Hayum, of Kankakee; two granddaughters, Alyse (Steven) Wittenberg, of Oak Park, and Danielle (Joel) Pekay, of Northbrook; and five great-grandchildren. She was a stepmother to Art (Evelyn) Weiner, Bernard (Libby) Weiner and Shirley Alexander; and a grandmother to Mickey, Cindy, Abbe, David, Mark, Debbie and Todd.

Her family appreciated the devotion of her caregiver, Carolyn Gebhardt, and the kindness shown by the staff at the Miller Center. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by the people whose lives she touched. (Pd.)

Source: The Daily Journal - November 25, 2011

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