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In Loving Memory of

Jerome Meister

June 24th, 2024


Jerome “Jerry” Meister, age 91, of Rancho Mirage, CA, formerly of Lincolnwood, IL; beloved husband and best friend for nearly 72 years of Eunice Meister, nee Goldberg; loving father of Robin Meister Simborg, Michael (Sue) Meister, Lisa (Bob) Hamer, and Paul (Jill) Meister; adored Papa of Jack Simborg, Alex (Kevin) Doherty, Melissa Meister, Danny (Anna), Mitch (Lisa), and Joey (fiancée Brooke) Hamer, Jake, Josh, and Nic Meister; proud great grandfather of Elle, Aiden, Penelope, and Julian; devoted son of the late Phillip and the late Dora Meister; cherished son-in-law of the late Fay Goldberg;  treasured brother of the late Sylvia (late Al) Neiberg; dear uncle of Elaine (Barry) Talbert and the late Susan Gussis; special great uncle of Alison (David) Schwartz, Matthew (Lisa) Talbert, and David (Lizzy) Gussis; loyal friend to many. Most recently, Jerry was lovingly cared for by Rita and Avia.

After graduating from the University of Illinois, Jerry started his career in the construction and building business with his father, Phil. Later, he partnered with his brother-in-law Al, creating Meister Neiberg and built hundreds of apartments, town homes, condominiums, and single-family homes in Chicago, Northbrook, Wheeling, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, and Glen Ellyn. They were the first builders to buy land from farmers in Northbrook and created well-known subdivisions, including Sutton Point. When interest rates skyrocketed in the 1970’s, home building opportunities almost evaporated, Jerry reinvented himself. He earned his law degree in his 40’s and subsequently practiced law for many years. When the building opportunities re-emerged, he built single-family home subdivisions again under the Meister Group banner in Mundelein and Green Oaks. Jerry had a stellar reputation both professionally and personally. Given all of Jerry’s life experiences; his beautiful life with Eunice and his family gave Jerry his greatest joy and fulfillment.

Service Friday, 12 Noon CT at The Chapel, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove (1 block N. of Lake Cook Rd.). The service will be livestreamed on Jerry’s webpage at Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), or a charity of your choice. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group (847) 478-1600.

Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group.

Memorial Events


Date & Time Friday 06/28/2024 at 12:00 PM

Address Buffalo Grove Chapel - Under the Direction of The Goldman Funeral Group

195 N. Buffalo Grove Road

Phone (847) 478-1600

OfficiatorRabbi Steven Stark-Lowenstein


Address Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road


Address Twin Orchard Country Club
22353 Old McHenry Road

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Friday from the cemetery (approximately 2:45 p.m.) to 9:00 p.m.

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