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Edith Esther Kahn

Passed away peacefully on August 16, 2020.

She has now rejoined her beloved parents, Rosel (1885-1982) and Herman (1883-1969). Edith was born in Trier, Germany in 1929. She came to the United States in 1938 with her parents and older brother, Ralph. She lost many relatives in the Holocaust.

Edith graduated from East Division High School (now Riverside University High School), Downer College (now the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Columbia University Teacher’s College. Edith was a grade school teacher for the Milwaukee Public Schools from 1958 to 1992, primarily at Cass Street School.

A faithful member of Lake Park Synagogue, she was well known for her joy at working in the kitchen. Edith is fondly remembered by friends as a quirky yet compassionate woman. Edith was both frugal yet giving. She was a donor to many charities representing good causes. Edith enjoyed listening to Neil Diamond and watching Good Morning America. Edith was a longtime fixture on Downer Avenue; a historian of people, stores and events over the past 80 years.

A graveside funeral service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, 2615 West Cleveland Avenue, Milwaukee on August 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM.

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111

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  1. Mary Lehman 08/19/2020 11:11 pm

    I was Edith’s mail lady for a number of years. I saw her most days and we chatted. She lived very quietly. Edith was humble and kind and compassionate. She was a smart lady and very spry for her age. I learned a lot from her and she gave good advice. I imagine she was a very good teacher. I will miss her. Edith lived her life the way she wanted. Rest in peace Edith.


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