In Memorial

Nancy Kahan

Date of Death: February 2nd, 2021
20 Shevat 5781


Nancy Kahan (nee Reuben), beloved wife for nearly 62 years to the late Bill, devoted mother of Reuben, Sharona, Shimon (Jill) Kahan, and Ilana (Adam) Ekstein. Cherished safta to Matthew, Deena, and Jordan. Loving sister to the late Rebecca (the late Ikee), the late Ezekiel (the late Sarah), the late Jonah, the late Hoffney (the late Susie), the late Rachel (the late Len), Naomi (the late Jaqcues), and the late Peretz (the late Lily), and dear sister-in-law to Eugene and the late Judy. Sweetest aunt, cousin, niece, and friend to many. Funeral on February 4, 2021 at 10:00 am CT with a link for those wishing to join the service at . The family will observe a private shiva on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM CT and Friday from 11 AM to 2 PM and 4 PM to 6 PM CT, at which time condolences will be received via phone and video phone. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel ( or the American Cancer Society,

Service Information

Service : Thursday, February 4th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Private Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

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Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Shiva calls may be to the family’s cell phones on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM CT and Friday from 11 AM to 2 PM and 4 PM to 6 PM CT.

Notes of condolence may be sent to the Kahan family
c/o Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel
American Cancer Society
225 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1200
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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Guest Book & Memories

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February 5th, 2021

Very long memories of friendship and shared experiences with Nancy, even going all the way back to her family in the village of Shoresh, near Jerusalem Israel, whom we met on a couple of our visits. Indeed a woman of valor, though soft spoken and sweet. May her memory be a blessing to you all - her children and grandchildren.

Dahlia and Yossi Tesher

~Joseph and Dahlia Tesher
~Friends, Northbrook

February 4th, 2021

holidays and celebrations were often with the Kahans. Your mom was a wonderful friend and shared times together. Your Dad was my dance partner in Habonim. Stay healthy love you all and keep in touch

~sandra and Lee
~chaverim, highland Park

February 4th, 2021

 Jinny hyun

Jordan’s Mitzvah

~Jinny hyun
~Friend, Northbrook

February 4th, 2021

Hi Everyone,
Most of u I haven't seen since we were kids... Sharona, good seeing u when I was in Chicago. I was so happy to c your mom at her new place . Nancy was always such a good, sweet person, so gentil & caring. Your father was a riot, always in for a good laugh. Seems like life went by so fast. I'll always have good memories of your parents, Im

~Yael Squire Katan
~Family friend, Israel

February 4th, 2021

Dear Family,
I still can't think of Nancy being gone. We talk to each other almost every week. Shaul z"l was in Habonim together with your dad z"l, ( must be before 1950 !!)
I met your parents & children when you arrived from Israel. It's been so many years, we were family. Hope to see you on happier occasions. May you know no more sorrow. I am happy that at least I was able to join you all at the funeral through zoom, and see your beautiful families.
P.s. I even met your grandmother & aunt in Israel.

~Susie Squire
~Friend, Israel

February 3rd, 2021

Dear Reuben, Sharona, Shimon, Ilana, and your spouses and children,

I have known both your beloved Mother and Father for over 35 years and I will miss your Mother very much. I had dinner with her at Lincolnwood Place and visited a few times. I Remember most though the wonderful times we had at Ameinu meetings in her home. Your mother was always warm and soft spoken.
May her life be a blessing for you and all of us.

With the warmest of feelings,
Rosette Strubel

~rosette strubel
~Ameinu and Na'Amat friend, wilmette


Yahrzeit Dates For Nancy Kahan

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
20th of Shevat 57821/22/2022
20th of Shevat 57832/11/2023
20th of Shevat 57841/30/2024
20th of Shevat 57852/18/2025
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