David Strassler, age 85, of Elgin, passed away on October 18, 2020. David was born February 5, 1935 in New York, NY.
David was a hard worker who had an eye for fashion and never gave up on his dreams. He was fearless and had a great love for adventure, traveling all over the United States.
As a successful business owner, David always put his clients first, some of whom turned into lifelong friends, and some he even called family. Loved ones will remember him as a faithful, dedicated, and loyal friend.
David was very proud of his Judaic heritage, observing his faith traditions on Yom Kippur and other high holidays. He would also recite the Mourner’s Kaddish for those he loved and lost. David had a heart for all people, exemplified by the honor he possessed to have served his country as a medic in the Army. He saved lives and tended the injured.
David was preceded in death by his chosen parents, John and Marian Heckers; and his dearly beloved brother, Roy Heckers.
David is survived by his chosen family: brother, Phil Heckers, and sister, Hazel Heckers (both of who will remember David as a faithful, loving, protective “big brother”); his granddaughter, Paula Beville Watson, who spent a lot of time with him and cared for him; his nephew, Harold Beville; and his dear friend and business partner, Sandi Peller.
Graveside service will be at 11:30am at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421.
In lieu of memorial contributions, please consider making a donation in David’s name to The Jewish Agency for Israel.
Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.