Funeral Details

Michael Lilienheim

October 1, 1959 - January 15, 2023


Date and Time

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 2:00 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Brant Rosen


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Mark Residence
4155 Grant Street
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Following the interment at 4PM with Minyan service at 7PM

Memorial Contributions

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
8324 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


We are very sad to announce that Michael James Lilienheim passed away on January 15, 2023. He was 63. Our parents raised a beautiful, caring person with a curious mind and a great sense of humour, who loved his family and friends, his pet dogs, sports philosophy, and music. He was an exceptional athlete with "great hands” and a near-photographic memory. He passed away after five days full of love with family and friends. We all love you Mike. You will be forever missed. Service Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 2 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) in Skokie. Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road in Skokie. Contributions may be made in his memory to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 8324 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit the Chicago Jewish Funerals website, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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I’m very sorry for your loss. I just found out about Mike through our Central School website. Whenever I’ve thought about Mike I would think about how passionate he was about our tennis court softball games at South School. Sliding into the bases in his jeans on a tennis court is a good way to rip up your jeans and your skin but that did not deter Mike. I had completely lost touch with Mike as we moved on in life but what I always remember was how much he cared and he was such a sweet guy as a kid. I’m quite sure that followed him into his adult life as guys like him don’t come along often and when they do they are remembered fondly. I know I remember Mike very fondly. Best John

John McGuinness
February 4, 2023
So very sorry for your loss. I remember Mike as a very kind and
caring classmate.
His memory will be a blessing.

Stephi Wolff
February 4, 2023
Michael was a very gentle person. He was a good competitor and always gave it all he had.

Mark Fishbein
February 4, 2023
So saddened by the news of Mike’s passing…I moved away from Glencoe in 6th grade but remember him just as John McGuinness recalled…a passionate competitor and a kind and friendly kid. May the memories of his joy and kindness stay with us always. Blessings,
Jim Rossiter

Jim Rossiter
February 5, 2023