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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Shelly Plager


Interment - Private

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The funeral service will be live streamed on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM Central Time.
We invite you to record a video, sharing a story or memory of Shelly Plager. Your private recording will only be shared with the family.

Memorial Contributions

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
230 East Ohio Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611


Shelly Plager, nee Feldman,
Beloved wife of Max. Loving mother of Charles Plager and Debbie Plager.Proud grandmother of Julia, Sam, Adam, and Gabriel. A native Chicagoan – Shelly was first and foremost a teacher. She was a longtime member of her temple choir and an inaugural member of Kol Zimrah (Chicago Jewish Community Choir). Singing and music gave her much joy. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the chapel service and interment are private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Shelly Plager below and
we will share them with the family.

Roslyn Kushner

Shelly and I were friends from the time she arrived with her parents and grandmother on Montrose Avenue. They were our upstairs neighbors and Shelly and I quickly became friends. Together we attended Stewart School, Anshe Emet religious school, and Senn High School. We both sang in the choir at Anshe Emet; Shelly had such a lovely voice! We were in the Senn orchestra - she on violin, and I on cello. We even double-dated for our high school prom. In later years we were able to visit one another in Highland Park and in New York. We spoke a couple of times a year as we each recalled the other's birthday.
May her memory be a blessing. She will be missed.

Ruth Ada Plager

I want to extend my heartfelt sympathies to Shelly's children Charles Plager and Debbie Plager Proud.

Ilana Platt

My condolences to your family.

Jill Weeks

Heartfelt condolences to Debbie & family on the loss of Shelly. Sending our love always.

Evey and Julian Horwich

Our condolences to Debbie and Charles. May her memory be a blessing.

Doug and Jean Susu-Mago

It was a very moving memorial service. Thank you for inviting us -- we will miss Shelly greatly.

Jennifer Burgess

Shelly, it was a pleasure working with you. I will miss our conversation about places you’ve traveled, stories about your students, the places you collected your dolls and most of all stories about your grandchildren. You will be truly missed. Condolences to the family. RIP Shelly

Arline Bartick (Kaiser)

My husband Don and I are saddened by Shelley's passing. We offer our sincerest condolences to the family.

Judy Kleiman

Shelley was a special person and a lovely friend. My condolences and thoughts are with your family at this very sad time.

Amber Kennelly

Thinking of you and your family, Debbie, and wishing you strength and comfort during this time.

Deanna and Maurice Sable

Shelly was such a warm and special person who we will sadly miss. She attended Senn High School with Maurice. In 2004, when Deanna joined Kol Zimrah, Shelly patted the chair next to her, meaning “sit here”. We became “Soprano Sisters” for all these wonderful years of sharing music. Even as Shelly’s health changed, she bravely continued singing and participated in our concerts. She was a respected teacher and quite the math genius!
We pray for her dear family to be strong. May
memories of Shelly lift your spirits, and carry you forward.
Deanna and Maurice

Kim Bayma

Debbie & Family: Sending my deepest condolences and my thoughts are with you all. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
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