Funeral Details

Herman S. Hefler

November 5, 1940 - June 29, 2024


Date and Time

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 12 Noon


Congregation Beth Judea
Box 5304 RFD (Route 83 & Hilltop Road)
Long Grove, Illinois 60047
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Rabbi Morris Zimbalist
Congregation Beth Judea


Willow Lawn Memorial Park
24090 North Highway 45
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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Please call Chicago Jewish Funerals for shiva information

Memorial Contributions

Shriners Hospitals for Children


Herman S. Hefler (83) passed away on June 29, 2024. Herman is predeceased by his wife, Faye C. Hefler. Herman is survived by his daughters, Marcie Hefler and Sharon Hefler. Herman is predeceased by his sister, the late Alice (Tom) Daly and survived by his brother David (Jean) Hefler. Herman was a loving uncle, a dear friend to many and partner in crime to Ronnie Caplan. For what Herman lacked in height, he made up in big personality. Herman will be remembered for his “Hermanisms” and the wisdom he bestowed on his daughters, their friends and his employees, who became family members. Herman was born in Manhattan, NY and grew up in The Bronx. He was a proud graduate of the Bronx High School of Science before attending Farleigh Dickinson University. He was a long-time resident of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, where he served on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Herman and Faye loved to travel, and they could often be found on a cruise exploring the Panama Canal. When Herman wasn’t cruising, he was cheering on his beloved Green Bay Packers, following Faye around in local art fairs and of late, serving as President of the Residents’ Council at his assisted living facility. Services will be held at Congregation Beth Judea, 5304, RFD, Long Grove, IL 60047, on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. There will be a graveside service at Willow Lawn Cemetery (24090 N US Hwy 45, Vernon Hills, IL 60061) immediately following. Shiva will be observed Tuesday, July 2, 2024 commencing at 4:00 p.m. Please call Chicago Jewish Funerals – Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822, for further address and information. Herman was a member of the Medinah Shrine Club and the Masonic Lodge. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children at in his memory. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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What a light. Kind, funny, caring. So glad to know Herman. Lots of love to his daughters Marcie and Sharon at this time.

Kevin Lichtenberg
July 1, 2024
I just wanted to send my condolences to the Hefler family. It was a pleasure meeting Herman and I know that he has touched many lives. I pray for peace and comfort to Marcie and Sharon during this challenging time.

Shunte Goss
July 1, 2024
Extending deepest sympathy to the Hefler family.
Herman was an amazing person who had an impact on everyone he met. I learned so much from him through the few short years I had the honor to know him.
He listened ... Gave great advice ... He always supported me even though, as a Chicagoan, I could not support this New Yorker being a Packers fan!
His loss will be deeply felt by all of us that called him Friend.
Rest in Peace Herman ...You will be missed.

Jo Connor
July 1, 2024