In Memorial

Ruth Kreiter

Date of Death: December 1st, 2021
27 Kislev 5782


Photo By  : Ruth Lipsky Kreiter, 100 just 17 days shy of her 101st birthday. Every one of those 101 years was lived with enthusiasm and verve. Ruth was the elder of two children born to Ida and Harry Lipsky. She married Harry Kreiter, on August 25,1940. Harry preceded her in death on July 24, 2018. She and Harry were the parents of 3 children: Michael Kreiter (Sandy Glass), Sheryl Porter (Michael Porter), and Bari Kreiter (Reid Neuman) and she was a surrogate mother to many others. Ruth was an exceptional wife and mother. She cared deeply for her family and extended family. She always had words of encouragement, wisdom, and comfort. Although she loved her children, she adored her grandchildren Beth Kreiter, Sari Kreiter, Keith Kreiter (Julie Smoler), Lisa Reeves (Matthew), Amy Frieman (Brett), Zachary Elman (Jessica Whiting) and great-grandchildren Samuel, Jacob, and Abigail Reeves, Henry and Kate Frieman, Jori and Ryan Kreiter, Thomas and Jack Elman, all of whom, in her opinion were brilliant, talented, and gorgeous. She didn't hesitate to let anyone who would listen know about each of their accomplishments. Ruth was extremely close to her brother Ronald Lipsky (Harriet) who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brothers-in -law David (Rhoda Kreiter Levine), Abe (the late Beverly and Joan), Ned (the late Leila), and Herbert (Sharon). She is survived by her sister-in-law Sally Keene (the late William Keene). She is also survived by many devoted nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Ruth's dear friend and caregiver Larisa (Laura) Viktorovna Yevgrafova for her companionship and care over the last eighteen months. Ruth had a long and joyful life. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her and were loved by her. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Jewish Federation of Greater Chicago or Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City. In person services will be private. For additional information, and a link to view the service online, visit Shalom Memorial Funeral Home,, 847-255-3520

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December 5th, 2021

A sweet woman, matriarch and “bollabuster”. A treasure. She will be missed.

~Friend of Bari and all the wonderful Kreiter’s and Keenes, Deerfield

December 5th, 2021

The Kreiters and the Chapliks. Lincolnwood's best memories and friendships. Ruthie and Harry and their beautiful family were loved by my Chaplik family. Ruthie made my mother laugh and smile. My mother will miss her so. The aging process is so painful to lose one's cherished friends and loved ones but it is also a blessing of timeless devotion.
Holding you all in our hearts.
Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow and the Ruby and Miriam Chaplik family

~Elynne Chaplik Aleskow
~Family friend, Chicago

December 3rd, 2021

Sheryl although I did not know your mother I always loved hearing the stories you told about her great spirit and her great will. I know you will miss her and I know that her memories will live with you forever . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~Jackie Kamin
~, OP Ks

December 2nd, 2021

Aunt Ruth leading the gang at Uncle Harry's 90th BDAY Manny's Delicatessen.  What a great time.  Lots of memories. Sam Kreiter

My Aunt Ruthie is the cutest, kindest, and most genuine person that you would have the pleasure of knowing. She was always well dressed and looked so fashionable. Her immaculate dress was surpassed by her enormous heart and her love of her family and friends. She always greeted you with a smile and good cheer. She loved my Uncle Harry for more than three quarters of a century. They were an amazing couple. Aunt Ruth always had a piece of cake or candy ready for your enjoyment. My mother, Sharon, really loved my Aunt Ruth. The two of them became very close over the years. Although Aunt Ruth lived to be almost 101, missed it by that much, it was not enough. Her zest for life and the love that she showered on all who were close to her was truly infectious. Aunt Ruth shall endure in our hearts and minds forever. On behalf of my wife, Debbie; children, Joe and Michaela; and my mother, we send our deepest sympathies to the Harry and Ruthie Kreiter Clan. We share in your grief and sorrow. Love you, Sam David

~Sam Kreiter
~Nephew, Sarasota, Florida

December 2nd, 2021

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Ruth Kreiter

~, Arlington Heights

December 2nd, 2021

Ruth Kreiter Arlene Folsom

Ruth Kreiter

~Arlene Folsom
~, Arlington Heights


Yahrzeit Dates For Ruth Kreiter

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
27th of Kislev 578312/21/2022
27th of Kislev 578412/10/2023
27th of Kislev 578512/28/2024
27th of Kislev 578612/17/2025
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