Today is 04/22/2024 14th of Nisan, 5784


In Loving Memory of

Iris Halpern

February 28th, 2024


Iris Halpern, nee Koppel, age 95, of Highland Park and Dixon, beloved wife and best friend for 74 years of the late Jack Halpern; loving mother of Bonnie (Jim) Malow, Charna Halpern, and Nancy (Chuck) Plock; adored grandma of Stacey (Keri) Malow-Williams, Dayna (Scott Burns) Malow, Brad (Dr. Aron Janssen) Malow, Matt (Carisa) and Steven Plock, Jordyn (Scott) Fenwick; adored Nonnie of Dillon, Jaxson, Harper, Levi, Blakely, Arlyn, Eleanor, and Leo; devoted daughter of the late Sam and late Celia Koppel; Iris was lovingly cared for by Inez and Hanna. She and her husband Jack owned and operated McDonald’s Restaurants for 46 years in Dixon, Sterling, and Oregon, IL. Iris worked as a calligrapher for Wedding Inc. in downtown Chicago. She was the best mother, grandmother, and Nonnie in the world. Service Sunday, 11am, at the Westlawn Cemetery Chapel, 7801 W Montrose Ave, Norridge, IL 60706. Entombment to follow. The service will be livestreamed on Iris’ webpage at In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Info: The Goldman Funeral Group (847) 478-1600.

Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group.

Memorial Events


Date & Time Sunday 03/03/2024 at 11:00 AM

Address Westlawn Chapel

7801 W. Montrose Avenue
Norridge, IL, IL 60706

Phone (773) 625-8600

OfficiatorRabbi Steven Stark-Lowenstein


Address Westlawn Cemetery
7801 W. Montrose Avenue
norridge, IL 60706


Address Brad Malow and Dr. Aron Janssen Residence
746 Michigan Avenue

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