In Memory

Eleanor Kahn Mitzie (Schrager) - Class Of 1942


August 29, 1924 – August 25, 2020

SOUTH BEND – Eleanor (Mitzie) Schrager, 95, of South Bend passed away peacefully in her sleep early Tuesday morning at home in her own bed.  Mitzie was born on August 29, 1924 in South Bend, IN, to the late Mitchel and Ethel (Tolchinsky) Kahn.  A family woman, she is survived by a daughter Nancy L. Schrager of South Bend; a son James E. (Teresa) Schrager of Mishawaka and another daughter Debbie Schrager of Granger.  

Mitzie was the proud grandma to her four grandchildren that brought her great joy: Max, Michael, Molly and Tessa Schrager. Two brothers survive her, Fred (Marsha Brook) Kahn of Granger and Roland (Ramona) Kahn of Scottsdale, AZ.  Along with her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life, Howard W Schrager. 

She was a wonderful cook and baker, had a wealth of good friends, was very engaged in her community and was known to write letters to the Editor.  Mitzie was a longtime member of Temple Beth EL having started the Braille program there, was awarded Woman of the Year and worked in many volunteer roles; was a board member of Camp Millhouse and was appointed to the community’s first Human Relations Committee.  

She loved music, art and traveling but most of all her family. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Thursday virtually.  The family requests no flowers and people can make donations to the The Temple Beth-El Food Pantry or The Center for Hospice Care in her memory.

08/28/2020 JFC