Family and friends plan to gather Wednesday to remember a 27-year-old Chicago native killed in a suicide attack at a Lebanese restaurant in Kabul.
The memorial service for Lexie Kamerman begins at 3 p.m. at Weinstein Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd., in Wilmette.
Kamerman was one of 21 people killed in last Friday's attack. She had been working as a development specialist at the American University. Family members said Kamerman took a job at the university “to help the young women of Afghanistan get an education and take their rightful place as leaders in Afghan society.”
"She would say how absolutely wonderful it was," said Sherrille Lamb, a friend of Kamerman. "She really loved it because she truly felt that she was helping the young ladies that were coming to the school she was working at."
“Her death is a shock to us all,” her family said in a statement. “We can’t imagine a moment going forward when she won’t be desperately missed.”
Kamerman grew up in Wrigleyville, graduated from the Latin School of Chicago in 2004, and was a 2008 graduate of Knox College, where she was active in several community service projects.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Knox College Scholarship in Lexie Kamerman's name in lieu of flowers.