In Memorial

Vila Willens

Date of Death: May 28th, 2021
17 Sivan 5781


Photo By  : Vila Willens, 100, beloved wife of the late Samuel D. Willens, MD, devoted daughter of the late William and Catherine Weaver, Beloved and devoted mother of sons Daniel and Richard (Cheri) and daughters Nancy (Richard Wollensak) and Lisabeth. Grandmother to Cameron David and Kira Samantha Wollensak. Vila came to Chicago at the beginning of WW II and trained to be a nurse for the Women's Army Corp. The war ended before she gained her RN, but she worked at Cook County Hospital where she met and eventually married her husband. She was active in the Michael Reese Women's Auxiliary where she had served as president before devoting her time to her young family. She and her husband loved the Chicago Symphony and held season's tickets. In later years she researched her genealogy and joined the Ft. Dearborn chapter of the DAR. Generous to her extended family, her kindness and well-known involvement and devotion to intellectual discussion and political argument will be greatly missed.

A funeral service at the gravesite will be held on June 2nd at 3:00 PM at Shalom Memorial Park in Arlington Heights, IL. A Zoom link will be offered to those who cannot attend. For the link to view the service and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home,

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society or to the Jewish United Fund or Jewish National Fund www.

Service Information

Service : Wednesday, June 2nd at 3:00 pm
Service Location: Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

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June 6th, 2021

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June 1st, 2021

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Yahrzeit Dates For Vila Willens

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
17th of Sivan 57826/16/2022
17th of Sivan 57836/6/2023
17th of Sivan 57846/23/2024
17th of Sivan 57856/13/2025
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