Funeral Details

Sophia M. Altfeld

December 25, 1928 - February 3, 2024


Date and Time

Monday, February 5, 2024 at 2:00 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Cantor Howard Friedland

Interment - Private


Altfeld-Gorsky Residence
160 Indian Tree Drive
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Monday following the service until 8PM.
Tuesday from 1PM to 4PM and 6PM to 8PM.

Memorial Contributions

HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society)
230 West Monroe, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60606
American Jewish World Service
45 West 36th Street
New York, New York 10018


Sophia M. Altfeld nee Minacker, age 95 died on February 3, 2024.
Beloved wife of the late Harvey Altfeld. Loving mother of Susan (Lee Gorsky) Altfeld and Lynn Altfeld and her partner Kurt Loeffler. Proud grandmother of Alex Gorsky. Sister of Asenath Rasher. Devoted aunt to her nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank her caregiver Allysa Sorronda for her loving care. Service Monday February 5th at 2:00 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), 230 W. Monroe, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60606,, and American Jewish World Service, 45 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Dear Sophie, the last of the generation that taught us so much. Not only was she our cousin, she was a friend. We wit miss you. G-D bless her.

Dennis Estrin
February 4, 2024
Dear Susie and lynn, what can I say your mom was so wonderful. She was such a good mother to you girls, and she was a great aunt and I will miss her terribly. She was the last of our parents generation. Truly the end of an era! Much love,

Barb Ackerman
February 4, 2024
Susie and Lynn,
We are so sorry for your loss! Sophie was always kind and fun to be with. I remember going to Fannie’s house when I was a young and Sophie always making the kids feel included. She and my mother were very close cousins. I also enjoyed talking to her. When O was older . She told my cousins and I about our family history. We will miss her.
💕Sandy and Bill Lieberman

Sandy and Bill Lieberman
February 4, 2024
Примите наши глубокие соболезнования по случаю смерти нашей дорогой двоюродной сестры Соффии Алтфельд ( МИНАКЕР) ,пусть земля ей будет пухом. Мы ни когда ее не забудем..

Айзик Фрейдкин
February 5, 2024
Very sorry to hear about your mom, Lynn. My mom died at exactly the same age as your mom last August. It is a huge part of out lives. May her memory be for a blessing to you always

Bonnie Terchin
February 5, 2024
My sincere condolences, Susan for the loss of your mother. I know she'll live on in your fond memories.

Nadine Peacock
February 5, 2024
My condolences, Susan, to you and your family. May fond memories of your mother bring peace and comfort to you all today and forever.

Nikki Floyd
February 6, 2024