Funeral Details

Betty Fertel

July 21, 1933 - November 10, 2023


Date and Time

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Cantor Joanna P. Lind


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Bifeld Residence
3824 Kiess Drive
Glenview, Illinois 60026
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Tuesday upon return from the cemetery until 9PM
Wednesday and Thursday
from 6PM to 9PM

Memorial Contributions

Red Cross
PO Box 37839
Boone, Iowa 50037-0839
Magen David Adom
20 West 36th Street, Suite 1100
New York, New York 10018
The Charity of Your Choice


Betty Fertel, nee Morris, beloved wife of the late Myron Fertel. Loving mother of Mark (Debbie) Fertel, Ellyn (Terry) Zucker and Linda (Howard) Bifeld. Proud grandmother “Grams” of Jennifer and Gary Zucker, Justin and Mitchell Bifeld, Isaac and JC Fertel. Survived by her sister Shirley (the late Will) Douglas and sister-in-law Charlotte (the late Jack) Morris. Dear sister of the late Martin “Sonny”, Bertha, Eleanor, Abraham, Harry (the late Joan) and Miriam. Fond aunt of many. Services Tuesday, 12 noon at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Memorial Park, Skokie. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839, or Magen David Adom, 20 W.36th Street, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10018, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Aunt Betty was a very kind . Her soothing voice always warmed your heart. We know you are reunited with Uncle Mike who was the love of your life. Even though we will miss you we know you are warmly received in heaven. We love you Annette and Ira Handelsman

Annette Handelsmam
November 10, 2023
We will always remember you as an amazing woman of strength and wisdom. Thank you for bringing so much love into our lives! We will miss you greatly and continue to laugh remembering good times!!!

Jay Cash
November 10, 2023
Aunt Betty was a very classy lady who was very family oriented. I always admired her. I’ll never forget when she hosted my bridal shower at her home how elegant she made the affair by her table arrangement and decorations. She was a warm and gracious person who raised 3 loving children. From generation to generation the lessons are passed on from her. I celebrate the wonderful life she lead with you. Nicki

Monica (Nicki) Grossman
November 10, 2023
I have very fond childhood memories of Aunt Betty. The Fertel home was always warm and welcoming. Aunt Betty made me feel loved and special. Her heartwarming laugh and genuine care will stay with me forever. I know you are now at peace with the love of your life, Uncle Mike! Give him a hug for me! Love you! Cindy

Cindy Rubin
November 10, 2023
Dear Aunt Betty,
You were admired, stylish, caring, resilient, and thoughtful. You always extended your home to the whole family and valued your nieces and nephews. I have such fond memories of parties, sleepovers, and holidays at your house when growing up. Even most recently, you made an effort to visit and spend time with your extended family. I will miss our monthly luncheons and am glad we got to spend some time together. Your absence at family gatherings will be greatly missed. You won’t be forgotten.
With much love, Debbie

Debbie Kaferly
November 11, 2023
There isn't any one thing special. About aunt Betty because she was. So special. She was a great mom. After all look at my cousins...they are so great. She made uncle Mike the man and uncle he was. Aunt Betty had concern for everyone with her wisdom she induced into us with the loving heart she had. Aunt Betty, I hope you have a safe journey to uncle Mike. He has called you to join. him to complete your life cycle with him. I Loved you so much and. I always will. Thanks for being the greatest. Aunt. Be safe and happy in your next journey. ♥️♥️

Pamela Irizarry
November 12, 2023
There are so many great things to say about Aunt Betty, but specifically she was such a caring, kind, welcoming and selfless person. I ALWAYS felt loved and important when I was with her and she genuinely wanted to hear what I was up to or what was new. I will fondly remember the Seders she hosted and the many sleepovers. I will especially never forget the candy dish she always had on the bar in the basement filled with mint melt-away chocolates. To this day when I see those specific chocolates, I think of Aunt Betty and I love that! I will miss her terribly but will always remember her with loving sweet memories ❤️

Shari Merritt
November 12, 2023
Dear Aunt Betty,
I will always remember you as someone with a great deal of wisdom and common sense sprinkled with a genuine smile and soft gentle heart. When I was in your presence I always felt safe and loved unconditionally. You never judged…you just embraced and supported your nieces and nephews. You and Uncle Mike raised three amazing kids who cherished and adored. You always made time to come to Rachel’s ice skating competitions. You will continue to live on in our hearts and the many photos we have of your beautiful smile.

Lori Rolle
November 13, 2023
So sorry for your loss. This was so unexpected. I know how much she loved all of her family as she so often spoke of you all. She will be deeply missed by me at the Thomas Place. May her memory be for a blessing.
Sandy Edelson

Sandy Edelson
November 13, 2023