Funeral Details

Shirley Jean Rustin

June 20, 1926 - June 20, 2022


Date and Time

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 2:00 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Michael Weinberg


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Kraut Residence
1026 Juniper Terrace
Glenview, Illinois 60025
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Wednesday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
Thursday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
Please go around the back, Shiva is in the backyard.
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Memorial Contributions

Council for Jewish Elderly
3003 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60645

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Shirley Jean Rustin nee Siegel, 96.
Beloved wife of the late E. Paul Rustin, Loving mother of Marcia (the late Dr. Jerome) Kraut and Barry Rustin and his loving partner Dr. Lynne Belsky. Proud grandmother of Sandy (Evan) Fleischer, David (Rachel) Kraut, Brett Rustin, and Allison Rustin and very proud great-grandmother of Isaac and Charlie Fleischer, Natalie and Alex Kraut. Dear twin sister of the late Jack M. (Jeanne) Siegel. Shirley grew up in the South Side of Chicago. Graduated Hyde Park High School, where she made lifelong friends. Graduated the Chicago Academy of Art in Dress Design. Met the love of her life, Paul, at a USO dance. She married Paul and soon after started a family. She was passionate about her family and friends. She loved to create weekly “Granny days” for her four grandchildren. The family expresses gratitude to the compassionate staff at the Friend Center of CJE. Service Wednesday 2PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd., (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment Shalom. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Council for Jewish Elderly, 3003 W. Touhy Avenue, Chicago, IL 60645, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Loved your Mom Barry she was always so very kind and friendly to me. She will be deeply missed by all. You have my deepest sympathies Barry. God blessed her with a very long life. My Mom is 93 never easy to lose them no matter how old they are. I am here for you brother if you need to talk. God bless love and hugs, Mosh.

Mark Kopelov
June 21, 2022