In Memorial

Dalia Kraut

Date of Death: December 7th, 2021
4 Tevet 5782


Dalia Kraut nee Wachtel, age 79, (1942-2021), passed away on December 7, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones. Beloved wife of 56 years to Lawrence Kraut, Dalia is survived by her daughters Laura (Don), Melissa (Gary), and Rena Kraut (Tim), her brother Efraim Wachtel (Esther), six loving grandchildren - Max, Eliana, Jordana, Jake, Ella and Dylan - and many nieces and nephews. Born in Tel Aviv, Dalia was a fighter from her childhood in her beloved homeland Israel, to her time as a young immigrant, to her very last days.

Dalia met Larry at the University of Illinois-Chicago, they married in 1965, and settled down in Highland Park where they raised their three daughters. A Hebrew school teacher at Congregation B'nai Torah, "Mrs. Kraut" started hundreds of local kids on their journeys to B'nai Mitzvot over the years, with a Chanukah mug collection to prove it. Dalia was a hard worker, holding many different jobs until retirement. She enjoyed many physical activities in her healthy years, including skiing, hiking and sailing, and would just as soon sleep on a couch as on a bed in a five-star hotel. Dalia was a pianist and a lover of music from classical to Broadway, a wonderful cook, and a lifelong devotee of kafe tov. She was a born traveler and looked forward to nothing more than her next trip.

Dalia never lost her sharp wit, her wry sense of humor or her innate grit. Her family is grateful for the friends and family that were able to visit in her last days. Although her body could not sustain itself any longer, her fierce spirit and determination lives on in her children and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the PKD Foundation at or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Chapel service Sunday, Dec. 12, 10:00 AM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment following at Shalom Memorial Park. For additional information, shiva and a link to view the service online, visit Shalom Memorial Funeral Home,, 847-255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Sunday, December 12th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand RoadArlington Heights

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December 12th, 2021

Dalia was a wonderful, remarkable, talented, bright, delightful woman. The hesped, or obituary, that appears on this website seemed to me to capture her perfectly. Regrettably, i have not seen Dalia or Larry in many years, but when they were our neighbors in Highland Park, where they and we reared our families, we were good friends and our families spent many wonderful hours together. Those warm memories will always remain in my heart.

~Bob Berger
~Old friend, Highland Park


Yahrzeit Dates For Dalia Kraut

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
3rd of Tevet 578312/27/2022
3rd of Tevet 578412/15/2023
3rd of Tevet 57851/3/2025
3rd of Tevet 578612/23/2025
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