Published in Chicago Tribune on November 15, 2010:
"Minnette Baspaltz, nee Blum, age 97, of Vernon Hills; beloved wife of 65 years to the late Norman; loving mother of Eleanor (Ron) Weingardt, Esther (Avron) Katch and Albert (Darryle) Bass; devoted grandmother of Susan (Bill) Jones, Michael (Peggy) Katch, Howard Katch, Todd (Ivy) Weingardt, Marc (Eve) Weingardt, Dana Weingardt, Traci Weingardt and David Bass; fond great-grandmother of Hillary (Max Raabe) Katch, Jacob, Michael, Andrew, Savannah and Max Weingardt and Ashley, Zachery, Sarah and Charley Jones; also survived by many loving neices, nephews and friends. Preceded by dear parents, Aaron and Esther, nee London, Blum; dear sister of the late Harry Blum, Jack and Betty Blum, Joe and Rose Blum, Jeanette Cohen and Anne Blum; sister-in-law to the late Rosselle and Frank Harris and Cecile and Leonard Brown. Long standing members of the Lawn Manor Hebrew Congregation of Chicago and board member of Triumvera Condo Association. Funeral service Tuesday 12 p.m. at the Weinstein Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette. Interment Rosemont Park Cemetery, Chicago. In lieu of flowers memorials, in her honor, to the Ark, 6450 No. California Ave. Chicago, IL. 60645 appreciated. For further info. 847-256-5700."