Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel & Parkview Cemetery

2021 North University Street, Peoria, IL


Dr. Herbert Weinstein

October 9, 1939January 5, 2020

PEORIA - Dr. Herbert Weinstein, 80, formerly of Peoria, passed away peacefully with family by his side on January 5, 2020 at Paul House in Chicago.

He was born on October 9, 1939, in Peoria to Israel and Elizabeth Weinstein, who have preceded him in death.

Herb met his wife Carolyn at a Dude Ranch in Colorado. She survives. Also surviving are their five children, Lisa (Ronald) Hirschhorn, of Chicago, Jill Weinstein, of Coeur d’Alene, ID, Leslie Weinstein, of San Diego, Stephen (Kelly) Kuhn, of Chicago, and Kerri (Merritt) McLean, of San Francisco. He was grampy to their seven grandchildren, Deborah, Rebekah, Scarlett, Finn, SyRae, Oliver and Vivian. His eldest sister, Geri, of San Diego also survives.

Born and raised in Peoria, Herb graduated Peoria Central High School, received a Bachelor of Science in 1961, and a Doctor of Medicine in 1964 from University of Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as Captain and Commanding Officer of a MASH unit in Vietnam. After his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Hines V.A. in Chicago, he returned to Peoria.

Herb served as President of Peoria Ear Nose and Throat Group until he retired in 2006. He was active staff in the Department of Surgery at Unity Point Methodist, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and courtesy staff at Proctor and Pekin hospitals. He was one of the first clinical instructors of surgery at UICOM Peoria. For more than 30 years he was a medical consultant to Lincoln State School, George Zeller Zone Center, Easter Seals, United Cerebral Palsy, Central Illinois Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic and PARC.

He was a lifetime member of Congregations Anshai Emeth and Agudas Achim.

A hard working, light hearted man, he played music in the operating room, made house calls for his patients and ran into friends everywhere he went. He loved to sing, dance with Carolyn and tell jokes.

Herb generously loved Peoria and those who knew him loved him.

As a lifelong Cubs fan, Herb rarely missed a game and enjoyed the walk to Wrigley Field. He loved traveling the world and fishing with Don, but his greatest pleasure was laughing with his family around the dining room table.

Herb was a dedicated Physician defined by Family, Friends and Faith.

We love you Herb! Thank you for being the foundation of our wonderful family.

Herb’s funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020, also at the funeral home. Burial will be at Peoria Hebrew Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Congregation Anshai Emeth, 5614 N. University, Peoria, IL, 61614 or Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.

Condolences may be left for Herb’s family at www.davison-fulton.com.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020


Dr. Herbert Weinstein

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Todd Castor

January 10, 2020

Sorry to hear of Dr Weinsteins passing. I was a patient of his for more than 30 years. He was was so kind to me and took such great care of a chronic ear problem, that I have since childhood. He was my favorite Doctor and I will never forget him.

Tom Comer

January 10, 2020

To: Carolyn and the Weinstein family.

I remember Dr. Herb smiling at one of the singing group sessions at the old town school of folk music in Winter that I attended.

He was relaxed and comfortable as he sat next to his caring wife Carolyn. I also remember seeing his very tall, strong son.

Recently, I thought that their son would make Carolyn feel happier.

My prayers are with you and your family.

Tom Comer

Beverly Smith

January 9, 2020

Dear Carolyn,
I am so sorry at your loss. Herb was such a wonderful person who helped so many. Hoping you are doing your best.
Time to prepare doesn't make the loss any easier.
Bev Smith

Rochelle Piletic

January 9, 2020

Thanks for the memories. Our family always thought highly of the good doctor. He's now in a better place. May he rest in peace.

Randy Rochman

January 8, 2020

On behalf of the Rochman family, I would like to express my condolences. My mom and dad had so many wonderful times with Herb and Caroline. May his memory be a blessing.
Randy Rochman

Frank &Patti Russo

January 8, 2020

Herb was a very special guy enjoyed him as a colleague and a neighbor.
Would have attended visitation but we’re out of the country traveling.
We will keep him in our hearts and prayers.

Marilyn Kohn

January 8, 2020

Our thoughts and love go to you Carolyn and your family. Herb was a delightful man and will be missed by all who knew him. Always ready to visit and chat at any event where you encountered him, steve and I both have fond memories of Herb and his outgoing manner and wonderful support of the community. We are out of state until next week but will be with you in spirit for his service tomorrow. May he Rest In Peace and may you and your family share and enjoy all the wonderful memories. Our sincere condolences, steve and marilyn kohn.

Ralph Wehnes

January 8, 2020

Herbie always sat behind me in home room and any classes we had together (A-Z). He was a great guy. My family will always remember he treated and healed my Dad's throat cancer.

Lorna McKinney Hall

January 8, 2020

I attended Thomas Jefferson Elementary and Peoria High School with Herb. His cheerfulness and helpfulness was always a large part of his personality . By inviting his whole elementary class to his bar mitzpha (sp?) he exhibited his inclusiveness to all of us who wanted to share and learn about this important occasion. I remembeer his parents and how happy they were that day and welcoming. He will always be a part of my childhood memories and the last time I spoke with him at one of the class of "57" reunions. My symathy to his wife and famly.

Ann Stinnett

January 7, 2020

I went to Central High with Herb. In fact, our lockers were close together..
He was a brilliant, kind, loving, fun person. it was a privilege
to have known him all these years.
He was very helpful to me and my family, in his professional
capacity. And, he was a wonderful friend, in his personal capacity.
My condolences to Carolyn, and the rest of the family.
Ann Stinnett