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In Loving Memory of

Thelma Kahalnik

May 20th, 2024


Thelma Kahalnik, née Schaffner, 91, beloved wife of the late Howard, married for 64 years; cherished mother of Barbara (Mark) Rehbock and Sue (Larry) Diamond; adored grandmother of Josh Lewis, Mikey and Becky Diamond, Corey (Farryl) and Jordan Rehbock; great-grandma T of Reese Rehbock; honorary Nana of Jenn and John; fond aunt of Chuck and Neal (Lori) Kahalnik. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Almost Home Foundation, or As Good as Gold Rescue, Chapel service Thursday, May 23, 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment following at Shalom Memorial Park. For information, including a link to view the service, shiva, and to leave condolences, or (847) 255-3520.

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Shalom Chapel Service

Date & Time Thursday 05/23/2024 at 12:15 PM

Address Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004


Address Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights


Home of Barbara and Mark Rehbock
1057 Sanctuary Court
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061

Following the service until 8 PM
Friday from 4 PM until 8 PM

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