July 30, 1924 - November 15, 2021
Herman A. Shilkrot, age 97, of St. Louis Park, MN, passed away November 15, 2021, at Sholom West Home, St. Louis Park. Herman was born in Duluth, MN in 1924 and raised in Rice Lake, WI. He graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1942. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison (where he was a member of the UW Marching Band). He also attended the University of Alabama during his military service. He served in the US Army Air Force during the latter portions of World War II. He married Helene “Sis” Grossman of Rochester, NY and they settled in Rice Lake, where they had three children. Herman and Sis owned and operated the longtime Main Street women’s clothing business, Shilkrot’s Fashions, which was founded by his father, Harry. He was a longtime member of the Rice Lake Rotary Club, the Elks Club and President of the Rice Lake B’nai Brith. He was a self-trained furrier. After selling his business in Rice Lake in the early ‘70s, he owned smaller women’s ready-to-wear stores in North Miami Beach, FL, St Paul and two other locations back in Rice Lake. In his later years, Herman, always the consummate salesperson, was a popular draw at several Minnesota flea markets. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Helene “Sis” Shilkrot, parents Harry and Isabelle (Blum) Shilkrot, and brother, David. He is survived by sons, Rod (Cheryl Levy-Shilkrot) and Alan Shilkrot; daughter Susan (James) Duchon; grandchildren, Jayme (Jonathan) Lopuch, Josef (Katie) Shilkrot, Jesse and Justin Duchon; four great grandchildren, Hunter and Quinn Lopuch, Ella and Ethan Shilkrot. Thank you to the wonderful and compassionate caregivers at Sholom Home and Sholom Hospice Care Team. Memorial service 2:00pm FRIDAY November 19th at TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2323 Fremont Ave.,Mpls. Masks are required. The service is also available on zoom. Email [email protected] for the link. Memorials are preferred to the Sholom Home West or the donor's choice. SHIVA 6:30pm Saturday, at 250 Turners Cross Rd., Golden Valley.
Herman A. Shilkrot, age 97, of St. Louis Park, MN, passed away November 15, 2021, at Sholom West Home, St. Louis Park. Herman was born in Duluth, MN in 1924 and raised in Rice Lake, WI. He graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1942. He attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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