Funeral Details

Herman Wexler

February 14, 1924 - March 20, 2024


Date and Time

Friday, March 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM


North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Rabbi Michael Schwab
Hazzan Jacob Sandler
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El


Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
1400 South Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, Illinois 60130
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Wexler Residence
605 Pleasant Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Saturday beginning at 7:45pm
Sunday and Monday from 4pm until 9pm.

Minyan each evening at 7:45pm

The service will be live streamed on Friday, March 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM Central Time.

Memorial Contributions

American Friends of Magen David Adom
Midwest Region
3175 Commercial Avenue, Suite 101
Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Herman Wexler died peacefully at the age of 100. Loving husband of the late Dorothy Wexler nee Frankel. Survived by children David (Gloria) Wexler, Judith (Bruce Menkes) Wexler, and Naomi (Greg Pestine) Wexler, cherished grandfather of Lena, Margo, Gabriella (Noam), Eliana (Motti), Netanel, Ariel (Sarah), Amiel (Adela), Althea (Bobby), Anna (Shawn), and Ella, great-grandfather of Noga, Tomer, Shai, and Neta, loving uncle and great-uncle to many. Proud native of Erie, Pennsylvania. World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps, and served overseas in China/Burma/India. Received a B.S. from Allegheny College and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Illinois. Worked as a research chemist, focusing on polymers, for various biomedical companies, and later taught organic chemistry at local colleges. Avid bicyclist and exercise enthusiast and remained independent until the end. Loved music, literature, and the arts, and was a lifelong learner. Service on Friday March 22, 2024, at 10 am at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, IL 60035. Interment at Waldheim Jewish Cemetery, Forest Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Friends of Magen David Adom, Midwest Region, 3175 Commercial Ave., Suite 101, Northbrook, IL 60062 Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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We are terribly saddened to learn about the loss of dear Herman. May his memory, life , enthusiasm and determination be a blessing and inspiration.
All our love,
~Jacqueline and Harvey

Jacqueline and Harvey Marcus
March 21, 2024
May his memory be for a blessing.

Gloria Taussig
March 21, 2024
From Jerusalem Bryna and I send our condolences. Herman z”l was a kind and caring member of his family. I always found him to be a good student who loved learning and I enjoyed having him in my classes. I have very fond memories of Dorothy’s educational work at Beth El.. Herman was very proud of her achievements in Jewish education and she was thankful for his constant support .
He leaves behind a wonderful legacy for his family and the wider community. May his memory be for a blessing.

Vernon and Bryna Kurtz
March 22, 2024