In Memorial

Marni Beth Fain

Date of Death: October 9th, 2020
21 in Tishri 5781


Marni Beth Fain, nee Shapiro, 41, beloved wife of Joshua; devoted and amazing mother of Noah Walker Fain; loving daughter of Fern and Ronald Shapiro; dear sister of Melissa (Rod) Odegaard and Daniel (Mai) Shapiro; treasured aunt of Malia and Jack Odegaard, William and Charlie Shapiro; cherished daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, cousin and friend of many. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Services are private. To leave condolences and for information, including link to view service: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Thursday, October 15th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Private Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

May Her Memory Be A Blessing.

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Service was held Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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Private Shiva

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C/O Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

American Cancer Society
225 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1200
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(800) 227-2345

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Guest Book & Memories

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October 16th, 2020

Our dearest condolences to you Josh, Noah, Mr. & Mrs. Shapiro. Words truly can not express how sorry we are to hear of Marni. She was an amazing person, mother, friend and a true honor to know her. May her memory always live on and we will always be grateful for having the privilege and honor to have Marni as our friend. We love and miss her, and will be thinking of you all. Sending best wishes.

Michael and Valerie Jacobs

~Michael Jacobs

October 16th, 2020

Ravinia 2015 Debby Brook

We had a lot of fun together. The love that Josh and Marni had was obvious to all! She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

~Debby Brook
~mother-in-law, Clearwater, Fl

October 15th, 2020

Dear Fern and Ron,
Thinking of you and your Family at this difficult time and sending our sincere condolences.
May you find comfort in your fond memories of good times.
Baruch Dayan Ha’ Emet. May her memory always be for a blessing.
Bonnie and Maer Davis

~Bonnie and Maer Davis

October 15th, 2020

To the entire family.... I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure this has been a very hard road for all of you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I can't imaging losing a child... As we all know, the parents are supposed to go first. Sending love from both John and I.

~Marcy Rotheiser
~Office / Friend, N. Las Vegas, NV

October 15th, 2020

Dear Fern, Ron, Josh and family:
We are saddened by Marni's passing. She was a brave and courageous warrior, and a super loving mother, wife and daughter. We remember with fondness the Rosh Hashanah we all spent together, laughing over honey.

~Debbie & Gary Sylvan
~Friends, Northbrook, IL

October 15th, 2020

Josh and the Shapiro Family,

Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Aunt Jolene and Bubby

~Jolene & Betty Fain
~Aunt and Bubby, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove

October 15th, 2020

Josh, Fern and Ron
My deepest condolences to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

~Dennis Fain
~father in law, Deerfield

October 15th, 2020

Dearest Fern, Ron, Missy, Danny, Josh and Noah
There are no words to expressed how sorry and devastated we are about Marni’s passing. Marni was the best daughter, mother and wife to Noah and Josh. She loved being a mother more than anything. I remember her beautiful smile and her kind words. When I think of Marni I recall her Bat Mitzvah and she was radiant at her wedding. She loved being with her niece and nephews and going up to Lac de Flambeau with the whole family every summer. She will be in our hearts forever.
All our love, Caryn and Allen

~Caryn and Allen Kracower
~Friend, Lake Forest, IL

October 14th, 2020

Dear Josh and family, I'm so saddened to hear about Marni's passing. Although only meeting Marni a few times over the years it was clear to me that she was a lovely and warm person. Sending love,
Julie, Scott and Paige Sheppard

~Julie Sheppard
~cousin, Portland, Oregon

October 13th, 2020

Dear Fern and Ron,

My deepest sympathy and love upon the loss of your dear daughter, Marni. I was fortunate to meet her on happier occasions, but I also got to know her through her exceptional parents as a very charming young woman. She was a devoted mother to Noah, loving wife, dear daughter and fond youngest of her siblings. To her entire family, may all the bright memories of her you hold in your heart continue to fill your lives as the years pass.

~Diane Goldman
~Friend, Northbrook

October 13th, 2020

Dear Fern and Ron,
We were deeply saddened by the news of your great loss, and we extend to you and your family our sincere condolences. We hope it will be of some comfort to you to know that our hearts are with you at this most sorrowful time.
With deepest sympathy,
Bonnie and Leon

~Bonnie & Leon Lindenbaum
~Friends, Glenview

October 12th, 2020

I have many memories of spending time with Marni when we were younger- playdates and sleepovers. I was shocked to hear of her passing as I did not know she had been ill. I am so sorry for the incredible loss to your entire family and hoping that her memory remains a blessing for all.

~Audrey (Levin) Beaugh
~childhood friend, Carmel

October 12th, 2020

I’m so sorry to learn of Marni’s passing. We met two years ago when our children were in the same preschool class and quickly became friends. I remember when Marni shared with me her history of cancer. I couldn’t believe someone so positive and full of life had been through so much. Throughout our short friendship, it was evident not only how big Marni’s heart was and how important her family was to her but what a caring and wonderful mom she was to her beloved Noah. My thoughts are with your family during this unimaginable time. Wishing you peace as you remember Marni. My deepest condolences.

~Lauren Wampler
~Friend, Arlington Heights, IL

October 12th, 2020

Fern & Ron
Shelly and I send our condolences to you and your family! So sorry to hear of Marni’s passing! Our prayers are with you and your family!
Joanie and Shelly Banoff

~Joanie & Shelly Banoff

October 12th, 2020

It is with deep sadness we send our condolences to the entire family of Marni Shapiro Fain.
We certainly remember her well from both B'nai Tikvah and Deerfield Public Schools and all the years she shared classrooms with our daughter, Audrey. May her memory live on for a blessing, and may you all find peace in holding her memory dear to your hearts.

~Judy and Stephen Levin
~Community and Synagogue Members, Riverwoods, Il

October 12th, 2020

Dear Fern and Ronald and family:
I was absolutely devastated and saddened to hear of the passing of Marni! Elise went all
through school with Marni and they played together when they were younger. I even have a picture of the two of them when I took them to Hallowfest at the Botanic Gardens. I did not know that she was so ill as I have not been in contact with you for many years.
Please accept my deepest condolences. I told Elise and she could not believe it. I cannot
even begin to imagine the sadness you are feeling and the difficult time it is for you, her
siblings, her husband and her little boy. Just wanted to reach out and let you know that
we are all thinking of you.

~Anne Wold
~friend, Deerfield

October 12th, 2020

So sorry for your loss.

~Sheila I Frankel

October 11th, 2020

Dear Fern & Ron,
Words can not express our condolences. It’s been a long road for you and the family. May you have the strength to get through this next week, and be able to look back on the good memories you will share with all your family and friends that knew Marni, Josh and your adorable grandson. Our love, Denise & JACK

~Friend, Northbrook, IL

October 11th, 2020

Dear Fern,

My deepest condolences to you & your entire family on losing Marni.

My heart hurts for your loss. May her memory be for a blessing

Sue Hara

~Sue Hara
~Hadassah, Deerfield,Il

October 9th, 2020

 Debby Brook

At Josh’s sister’s wedding. January 2015

~Debby Brook
~Mother-in-law, Clearwater,Fl


Yahrzeit Dates For Marni Beth Fain

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
21st of Tishri 57829/27/2021
21st of Tishri 578310/16/2022
21st of Tishri 578410/6/2023
21st of Tishri 578510/23/2024
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