In Memorial

Michael H. Schrank

Date of Death: December 23rd, 2020
9 Tevet 5781


Michael "Mike" Schrank, 76; beloved husband and best friend for 42 years to Edna nee Dredze; loving father of Seth (Elana) Schrank and Francine (David) Dundore; proud and adoring Zayde of Mira, Reuben and Lila; treasured friend of many. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Beth Shalom and the Northbrook Public Library Foundation. Service is private. To leave condolences and for a link to view the service: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Monday, December 28th at 11:00 am
Service Location: Private Service-Live Stream Access -Shalom Memorial Park

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Guest Book & Memories

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January 7th, 2021

Dear Edna,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved husband. Blessings to you and your family.

~Margaret Latreille
~BSA Troop 55, Glenview, Il

January 3rd, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Michael was always kind, pleasant and friendly.

~Phyllis & Marty Friedman

December 29th, 2020

Whenever we would see Mike at shul or walking in the neighborhood, he always had a friendly smile and a warm greeting. He was a real mensch who will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences.

Neal and Carol

~Carol & Neal Blustein
~Friends and neighbors, NORTHBROOK

December 29th, 2020

Such a kind, dear man who will truly be missed by all of us who had the privilege to know him. Even now, after so many months of not seeing him in our second home at Beth Shalom, I can still feel the warmth of his smile.
May his memory be for a blessing.

~friend, northbrook, IL

December 29th, 2020

Dear Edna, Seth and Francie,
We are truly saddened by your loss. Mike was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Always a smile on his face. I will miss his usual greeting: “how’s things on your side of the street!” Our deepest condolences, he will be missed.
Love Cheryl and Kevin

~The Braudes
~Friends, Northbrook

December 28th, 2020

Our hearts are sad, but our memories are rich. Francie and Aaron playing together, Michael and Mark meeting for lunch and many happy times together. We are so fortunate to have called Michael and your family friends.

Mark and Judy Rosenblum

~Judy & Mark Rosenblum
~Friends, Highland Park

December 28th, 2020

Dear Schrank Family,

I am a friend of Elana and Seth's and while I didn't know Mike, I know of his children and the caliber of people they are - I can only imagine the wonderful and loving Abba and Zaydee that he was. I am just so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers - may your memories of time together carry you through in the hard days and months ahead.

Johanna DeYoung and Austin Friedrich

~Johanna DeYoung
~Friend of Elana and Seth, Lake Forest, IL

December 28th, 2020

Dear Edna,

I always enjoyed sitting next to Mike when we were together at dinner. He was so warm and had my interest at heart. I will miss him.
My deepest sympathy to you and your wonderful family.

Love Carol

~Carol Isoe
~friend, Glenview, Il

December 28th, 2020

Trish and I are stunned and heartbroken at learning of Mike's passing. I am so sorry for the loss to your family and our extended family. Besides being a real mensch, Mike had a delightful sense of humor and a laugh to match. May his memory be for a blessing (z"l).

~Barry J Dredze
~Cousin, Winfield

December 27th, 2020

Dear Edna, We have sweet memories of you and Mike from our days at Beth Shalom. We were shocked and saddened when we learned of his passing too soon. Please accept our heartfelt condolences as we must grieve from a safe distance. May his memory be for a blessing.

~Nancy & Bruce
~Friends, Northbrook, IL

December 27th, 2020

Dear Edna and family,

I just wanted to extend my deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved husband Michael. May his memory be a blessing for all who knew and loved him.


Amy Gould

~Amy Gould
~Friend, Northbrook, Illinois

December 27th, 2020

We were just devastated to read about Mike's passing! Neal and I are thinking of you and your entire family each and every day. You shall only remember all the great times in your life! Neal and Carolyn Golden and family

~Golden Family
~Friends, Northbrook, IL

December 27th, 2020

Michael was a sweet and kind man. We met through Judy & Barry Sokol.
May his memory be a blessing!

~Ronnie Jo Sokol
~friend, Chicago, IL

December 27th, 2020

For years when we taught as Co teachers Mike was there always when we needed him. We are so sorry for your loss

~Eunice Hershman
~, Glenview

December 26th, 2020

Michael was a wonderful person. He was a great addition to our family. He provided loving and deeply encouraging affection for his children and grandchildren. His admiration and pride for his family was without limits. My sister was very fortunate to have him as a spouse. He was a constant participant in a vast variety of religious activities that involved the entire family. Michael was deeply interested in community activities and was a proud fan of Chicago sports teams. He was very supportive of his children's and grandchildren's activities. He was lucky to have them live so close by. Michael loved taking the initiative in attending and participating in a wide variety of social and recreational community activities. He was an enthusiastic participant in making a minyan and could always be called upon.

~Lionel Dredze
~brother-in-law, Chicago, IL

December 26th, 2020

Dearest Edna -
Met Michael at a holiday yoga party and what joy. Our hearts and thoughts are with you ❤️
Steve and Kira

~Kira and Steve
~Friends, Glenview, IL

December 24th, 2020

We remember the sweet loving smile of Mike and the great friend that he was for years. May Mike rest in peace and his soul be a blessed memory to his loving family.

~Sander and Ferne Berman
~Friends, Boynton Beach


Yahrzeit Dates For Michael H. Schrank

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
9th of Tevet 578212/13/2021
9th of Tevet 57831/2/2023
9th of Tevet 578412/21/2023
9th of Tevet 57851/9/2025
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