November 15, 1930 - January 8, 2022
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Chicago Jewish Funerals
Buffalo Grove Chapel
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
Rabbi Jason Fenster
Congregation B,nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1510
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Aileen Heller, 91, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, died peacefully in her sleep, January 8, 2022. Aileen was born in the city of Chicago, to parents Etta & Julius Solutin, on November 15th, 1930.
She grew up in the city and attended Senn High School where she met her high school sweetheart, Earl Heller. They were married in 1950, and just recently celebrated their 71st anniversary this past summer. Aileen was a bookkeeper by vocation and though a devoted homemaker, she worked part-time over the years in sales and education. For many years she also worked alongside her husband in the shoe business and two of them set up their own store, Shoes Plus, where Aileen kept the books, sold shoes, and modeled the product whenever she could. Aileen loved playing the piano, Mahjong and was very active in a gourmet dinner group she founded called “The Maven’s”.
Aileen is survived by her husband, Earl Mitchell Heller of Buffalo Grove, Illinois. She is also survived by her children; Leslee (Paul) Fivelson; Julie (Ken) Saul; Scott (Deb) Heller; Grandchildren; Kimberly (Ed) Sutherland; Derek (Molly) Fivelson; Kelly (John) Kelleher;
Lauren (Ryan) Fournier; Laurel Heller, and Darrin Heller. Aileen was also blessed with 6 great grandchildren: Ari, Preslee, Sydney, Camryn, Jacob, and Gilda.
A small private service will be held on at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 Buffalo Grove Road in Buffalo Grove on Thursday, January 13th at 10 AM (CST). In lieu of flowers please make donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1510, Chicago, IL 60661, www.nationalmssociety.org. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com