Funeral Details

Sheila Novak Anderson

February 11, 1942 - February 7, 2024


Date and Time

Monday, February 12, 2024 at 1:00 PM


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Rabbi Jeffrey Weill
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation


Clubhouse at Village Green South
445 Village Green South
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069
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Monday from 3PM until 8PM

Memorial Contributions

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
120 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1150
Chicago, Illinois 60603
B’nai Brith
134 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1530
Chicago, Illinois 60602


Sheila Novak Anderson, 81

Beloved wife of John B. Anderson. Loving mother of Cindi (Ron) Rosenberg and David M. Anderson. Cherished grandmother of Rachel Rosenberg. Graveside service Monday 1:00 pm at Shalom Cemetery, (Section VII Mt. Zion) 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. To view the funeral online, please visit our website. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Anti-Defamation League, (ADL) 120 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60603 and B’nai Brith, 134 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1530, Chicago, IL 60602 would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Sheila was a former neighbor and a longtime best friend. i will miss her forever.

Bobbie Smith
February 8, 2024
From what I remember of her, she was a sweet and wonderful lady. She always made us feel like we were at home when we were together with her. May she rest in peace.

Diane and Buddy Bressler
February 9, 2024
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Sheila is my best friend ever. She helped me enormously when I was pregnant with my youngest son. We met when our sons were in kindergarten and have remained friends. I she loved hear family and friends above all..

Bobbie Smith
February 9, 2024
Mrs Shiela touched my heart from the first time I met her at Woodmans. She and Mr. John are my favorite customers. She has the sweetest smile. I’m so blessed to have known Mrs. Sheila even if for a short time. She sure made an impact on me. Sending the family love and hugs!

Melissa Pinkous
February 9, 2024
My memories of Sheila are of her warmth and welcoming of Cindi and Ron's friends when they came from out of town to visit their kids. We were fortunate to see her and John, and also enjoy her baking. She was a wonderful lady and will always miss her! RIP Sheila!

February 10, 2024
Sheila catered my son's bar mitzvah and the b'nai mitzvot of many of the congregants at several synagogues in Houston. She was wonderful and sweet to work with, and did a fabulous job. She will be missed. Her memory will always be for a blessing, as she contributed to so many simchas in the Houston Jewish community.

Ellen Heller
February 10, 2024
I always enjoyed when Sheila and John came to town. Even though I always feel like family when I visit Cindi and Ron, Sheila and John's visits added another layer of family to the mix. Thank you for that, Sheila! And...thanks for all of the wonderful desserts! May you rest in peace...

Brian Kier
February 11, 2024
Sheila (with John by her side) made all of our life cycle events just perfect with her catering service. Her dessert tables were legendary as were all her culinary creations. She became a dear friend to me over the last thirty eight years. I will miss our visits to Brothers’s Pizza and phone calls. Sheila’s passing leaves a huge void in my life. A wonderful friend not forgotten.

Patricia Zlotnik
February 11, 2024
Sheila will always be remembered as a kind, friendly and caring woman. John - She will be deeply missed. May her memory be for a blessing.
Anne and Howard

Anne Zubkoff
February 12, 2024
May G-d light shine on her as she finds eternal resting in the light of heaven.

Myron Coopersmith
February 12, 2024
The description of Sheila in Rabbi Weill's eulogy was perfectly accurate: unpretentious, to the point, energetic, genuine, cheerful, dedicated to her family and a great cook. I count myself lucky to have a few of her recipes. Better than that is the picture I have of Sheila pouring the tea at my son Danny's bar mitzvah. She and John came back to Omaha for every family event they were invited to, and that was no small effort. I appreciate everything you did for our family, Sheila, and I really enjoyed the time we were able to spend together. Lou and I will definitely miss you. Thanks for everything.

Allison and Lou Pachman
February 12, 2024
Sheila was a dear and loving friend to me. We spoke on the phone often and shared many things in common. Sheila was a wonderful and caring woman who gave me good advice when needed as well as many recipes. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

February 13, 2024