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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Marla Robin Grabell


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Memorial Service

Via Zoom
Wednesday, November 25, 11:30 AM
For Zoom information please contact Leslie Block/Congregation BJBE at

Memorial Contributions

Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim
1201 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute
1121 Lake Cook Road, Suite D
Deerfield, Illinois 60015


Marla Robin Grabell nee Kupfer, age 58

Beloved wife of Bradley Grabell. Loving mother of Brooke (Steven) Murovannyy and Jaime Grabell. Dear sister of Joseph Kupfer and Michael (Christine) Kupfer and sister-in-law of Marc (Cheryl) Grabell and Craig (Gail) Grabell. Aunt of Zachary Kupfer, Paige Kupfer, Max Kupfer, Benjamin Kupfer and Alexander Kupfer, Matthew (Katy) Grabell ,Brittani Grabell, Pamela (Jeff) Posner, Stacey (Ethan) Burlingame. Cherished cousin and friend of many. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the interment service will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 1201 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015,, and Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute, 1121 Lake Cook Rd, Ste D, Deerfield, IL 60015, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Renee Redman

Dear Marla,

I can see the joy in everything you did. You loved your friends and family and your eyes lit up when you talked about them. When you shared your mom's hamantaschen recipe with the Jewish circle in March, it's hard to believe now that it would have been the last time I would have seen you. There you talked about traditions, your mom, your daughters and the traditions of Purim in your house. I was so moved to see you teaching everyone there about the holiday and the recipe you shared with your mom - and then with your daughters. Thank you for providing the recipe to everyone at the gathering. I'll try to make it each Purim going forward, and say a prayer for you and your family when I do. I am so glad I went that night so we could chat for awhile and catch up. That's where I learned about the loss of your mom. I loved your mom, she was wonderful, and I was so sad to hear of her loss. Now, I’m heartbroken that your life ended way too early. You have a beautiful family and friends that will miss you dearly, as I can see from the hundreds of comments on the many Facebook posts. I’m remembering the years at college we lived together. Thank you for all the great memories. It looks like you have strong beautiful daughters who will carry on your memory and always remember their love for you.

Susan Klieger

Marla had an instant warmth and welcoming spirit about her. As a relatively new member of the re: fit family, Marla and I bonded over our daughters’ weddings. We even connected Brooke and my daughter, when Brooke worked at UL. Marla was so proud of both Brooke and Jaime, and loved her son-in-law Steven as well. She treated everyone who walked into re: fit as a valued friend. I will miss our conversations, commiserations, and celebrations. I’ll also miss her poems and the beautiful way she wrote. Marla was such a bright light and I can’t imagine walking into re: fit and not seeing her smiling face. She will be sorely missed.
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