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Obituaries, May 2022

Posted on: April 28, 2022 | 27 Nisan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

   Howard “Howie” Ackerman  Howard “Howie” Ackerman of Florida, 78, died March 22, 2022.   He was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 16, 1944. He was a graduate of Shorewood High School, University of Wisconsin – Madison and Marquette School of Dentistry. He was a dentist who loved his work. A great storyteller, his patients adored […]

Obituaries, April 2022

Posted on: April 1, 2022 | 29 Adar II 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Linda Veronica Beer  Linda Veronica Beer died March 13, 2022, at the age of 70.  Preceded in death by loving parents, John and Margaret (nee Weiss) Beer. Dear sister of James (Nancy File) Beer and aunt of Sara Liba Schrager and Peri Beer.    Graveside funeral service held March 18 at Agudas Achim Cemetery, Cudahy.  […]

Kenneth Berke, remembered – family man, community advocate and more

Kenneth Berke, remembered – family man, community advocate and more

Posted on: February 28, 2022 | 27 Adar I 5782 by Rob Golub

  Kenneth Berke, a local family man who was devoted to Jewish community, died Jan. 22, 2022. He was 97.  A friend got him involved with Milwaukee Jewish Federation about 70 years ago. From there, Berke became active in soliciting others to get involved, went on numerous missions to Israel, and served as campaign chair. […]

Clarice Turer gave it away, anonymously – remembered as kind and generous, she gave millions 

Clarice Turer gave it away, anonymously – remembered as kind and generous, she gave millions 

Posted on: February 28, 2022 | 27 Adar I 5782 by Rob Golub

  Clarice (nee Soref) Turer, 94, died Jan. 21, 2022, after living what her son says was a “simple” life, and after giving tens of millions away anonymously.  Clarice wasn’t interested in living a flashy life. No brand names or flashy cars for her, said her son Harris.  Yet as a daughter of Master Lock’s […]

Lifecycle, February 2022

Posted on: February 25, 2022 | 24 Adar I 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Sarah Lee Feiss   Sarah Lee Feiss (nee Kast) died Feb. 15, 2022, from natural causes at age 94.    Born Oct. 4, 1927, to Pauline and Harry Kast of Kenosha, Sarah overcame the obstacles posed by the depression and her family to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her childhood dream of becoming a movie star in […]

Rabbi Brickman leaves behind decades of Jewish service, loving family 

Rabbi Brickman leaves behind decades of Jewish service, loving family 

Posted on: February 1, 2022 | 30 Shevat 5782 by Rob Golub

  Rabbi Jay Brickman, founder of Congregation Sinai, who had prolific interests and touched many lives, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. He was 97.   Rabbi Brickman was a forever student, a humorist, and a counselor to others, who felt strongly that God must be central to Jewish thought. He never stopped pursuing his passions, right […]

Lifecycle 

Posted on: January 31, 2022 | 29 Shevat 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Helene Altshull  Helene Altshull died Jan.3, 2022, at the age of 76.  Beloved wife of Stanley Altshull. Cherished mother of Rebecca (Kevin) Magana. Loving grandmother of Alex and Lilly Magana. Further survived by other loving relatives and dear friends.  Funeral services were held on Jan. 6 via Zoom. Burial took place at Second Home […]

Obituaries, January 2022

Posted on: December 23, 2021 | 19 Tevet 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

Amy Free Brecher  Amy Free Brecher died Dec. 5, 2021. She was 67.    Wife of Kevin Krepski. Dear sister of Martha (Joel Stone) Brecher and Richard Brecher. Further survived by her aunt, Carol Kirsch Fishman; cousins, Melinda (Tom Grabowski) Fishman, Abbie (the late Patrick House) Fishman, Alex (Cal Bowie) Orfinger, and Anne (Stephen) Grollman; nephews, […]

Susan Picus   

Posted on: December 23, 2021 | 19 Tevet 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Susan Picus, an internationally known world bridge champion, died Nov. 17, 2021, in Manhattan.    A longtime resident of New York City, she was raised in Milwaukee and graduated from Washington High School. The daughter of Roy and Rita (Peckarsky) Picus, Sue Picus is survived by husband, Barry Rigal, who was her favorite bridge partner. […]

Obituaries 

Posted on: December 1, 2021 | 27 Kislev 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Fred Alan Chester  Fred Alan Chester of Mequon died Nov. 13, 2021, at the age of 88.    Beloved husband of Jane Chester (nee Solomon). Loving father of Amy (Michael) Cohen of Thiensville and Michael (Patricia) Chester of DePere. Proud grandfather of Elizabeth Miller, Ginger (Nathan) Hoeffner, Benjamin (Amy) Chester, Ted (Maggie Aspenson) Cohen, Mitchell […]