Zelda Chanen, 97, of 929 Ridgewood Dr., died on Wednesday (July 18, 2012) in Sunset Home.
She was born August 16, 1914, in Kandel, Russia (now Ukraine), a daughter of Morris and Anna Iskovitz. She moved to Burlington, Iowa, with her family when she was 5 months old, and was a 1931 graduate of Burlington High School.
Zelda married Max Chanen on June 7, 1936, in Burlington. They moved to Quincy in 1937, and were long-time owners of Chanen’s Auto Supply. Her beloved husband Max died September 15, 1984.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, and was a member of B’nai Sholom Temple for seventy-five years, where she was active in its Sisterhood. Zelda enjoyed traveling with her husband, playing bridge, entertaining, and being with her friends. Her greatest joy of all was being with her family. Zelda was a warm and caring person, who found good in everyone and everything, and will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known her. She was blessed with good health and was able to live in her own home until very recently.
Survivors include her son Fred Chanen, daughter Dianne Kirsch, and son-in-law Myron Kirsch, all of Quincy; grandchildren Mark Chanen and his wife Tracy Coskie of Bellingham, Washington, Cindy McShane and her husband Tim of Sherman Oaks, California, Jeffrey Kirsch of Conway, Arkansas, Michael Kirsch and his wife Ilana of South Bend, Indiana, and Gregory Kirsch and his wife Lanie of Atlanta, Georgia; ten great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Eve Jacobson, her brother Louis Iskovitz, and her daughter-in-law Carole Chanen.
Her family is grateful for the care Zelda received at home from Dawn Lackey, and also for the outstanding staff at Sunset Home.
Memorial Service: 5:00 pm Saturday (August 18, 2012) at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rabbi Alvin Sugarman officiating.
Visitation: 4:00 – 5:00 pm Saturday (August 18, 2012) at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
A Private burial took place on at Valley of Peace Cemetery in Quincy.
Memorials: B’nai Sholom Temple, P.O. Box 795, Quincy, IL 62306
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.