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.

3 Replies to “David Strassler”

  1. I am saddened to find out that my first cousin, David Strassler I, has passed away. May his memory be for a blessing.
    David Strassler IV

  2. We are shocked and saddened to hear about David’s passing. He was my father’s best friend. Since my father passed in 2002, David was faithful to call and check on my mother several times a year. When she didn’t hear from him during the holidays and he didn’t return her phone calls, we searched the internet today and read the news. His memory will forever be a blessing.
    Carolyn Boiter Rainbow

  3. Shocked to hear that David has passed. I use to tease him that he was going to outlive us all. He was an incredibly hard working man who worked tirelessly on his client’s behalf. As one of those clients, I use to do lots of business with David in the “early days”, but the nature of my business changes so the product mix wasn’t the same. David still called every few months to say “hi” and see how I was doing, and asked if he could treat me to lunch. They don’t make them like David any more. Kind, funny, and a hard worker. He will be missed. RIP my friend.

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