Funeral Details

Marni Beth Raben

September 24, 1972 - September 9, 2023


Date and Time

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 10:30 AM


North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
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Rabbi Wendi Geffen
Cantor David Goldstein
North Shore Congregation Israel


Mound Zion
14510 West North Avenue
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005

Rabbi Noah Chertkoff
Congregation Shalom
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Leva Residence
1773 Spruce Street
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Tuesday from 5:30PM until 9:00PM and Wednesday from 6:00PM until 9:00PM

Congregation Shalom
7630 North Santa Monica Boulevard
Fox Point, Wisconsin 53217
Thursday from 6:00PM until 8:30PM

Memorial Contributions

The Cancer Wellness Center
215 Revere Drive
Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Marni Beth Raben nee Wichman, 50

Beloved wife of Craig Raben. Loving mother of Asher and Levi. Cherished sister of Marla (Bruce) Doffek, Mark (Susan) Wichman, Monette (Craig) Leva, and Matthew (Aree) Wichman. Proud aunt of Josh (McKenzie), Benji, Daniel (Molly), Ellee, Alex, Rachel, Eli, Blake, Charlie, Reid, Emery, Emma, Cole, Macy, Matt and Anna. Treasured daughter of the late Dr. Harvey and Donna Wichman. Marni's warmth, compassion and beautiful smile were ever-present, embraced by her family and an extraordinary number of friends, colleagues, patients, and her devoted dog Bucky. Her impact in this world is immeasurable and will be remembered by all. Service Tuesday, 10:30am at Northshore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe. Interment at Mound Zion Cemetery, Brookfield, WI. The family will be sitting shiva on Tuesday (5:30 - 9:00pm) and Wednesday (6:00 - 9:00pm) at the Leva residence, 1773 Spruce Street, Highland Park, IL. Additional shiva will be observed on Thursday (6:00 - 8:30pm) at Congregation Shalom, 7630 North Santa Monica Blvd, Fox Point, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Cancer Wellness Center, 215 Revere Drive Northbrook, IL 60062. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Marni was simply the best. We miss her already. Love, Aunt Marsha and Uncle Rick

Rick and Marsha Bolnick
September 11, 2023
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Though we never had the privilege of knowing Marni, I wish we did.

Aaron and Olivia Barkoff
September 11, 2023
We will miss your beautiful light that you shined wherever you went.
Love how you embraced life and always loved hearing you laugh.
Your amazing spirit will live on forever.
May her memory be for a blessing for all who loved her.
Sending love and strength to all of you.

Marci, Richard,Dana and Max

Marci Sussman
September 11, 2023
This makes me so sad, she was a beautiful person inside and out, another young one gone too soon. Her smile was just as beautiful as she was, rest easy marni

Donna Clover
September 11, 2023
Marni was like a sister to me. So many memories from skiing in Snowmass, Colorado as little girls and playing with slime. Even though we did not see each other that often, whenever we were together as families, she always had a genuine interest in how we all were! She shared a birthday with Hannah and that was another very special thing.
I will always remember how loving she was and genuinely a joy to be around.
We will love you forever Marni

Jodie Dolinar
September 11, 2023
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Marni will be missed by all who knew her.

Barbara Palubiski
September 11, 2023
I met Marni once with Mo. She had a fantastic smile. May her memory be a blessing.

Randee Abramovitch
September 12, 2023
Dear Marni,It has been a gift knowing you. I am deeply sorry you had to leave us so soon. We will never forget you .All the love from your Spanish family, to you and your family.


Jesus Orbaneja
September 12, 2023
Maryanne will come to pay her respects, I have Tanner, it I wanted to tell you how much you mean to Maryanne, and how both of us are just so hurt, and feel so bad for you and you family.
My deepest sympathy, and may she be in a better place.
God Bless you and your family in this devastating time.

Jeffrey Geisler
September 12, 2023
I am so sorry to hear of Marni's passing. I wish to extend my deepest condolences to Marni's husband and children and to THE ENTIRE WICHMAN family. I loved watching your family grow over the last 30 plus years and can only imagine the hole this leaves.

Our thoughts and prayers to all.

Love, Jeanne and Tom too.

Jeanne Cornell Kanugh
September 13, 2023
Dearest Marni,
All I can say is you continue to be a much loved and cherished daughter. You are, was, and will always be the best in every way. My love to you now and always
Mom Susie

Susie Raben
September 13, 2023
My heartfelt condolences to Marnis beautiful family. Marni was an incredible person,so full of love for her boys and her family. She will be missed so deeply. It was a gift to have known her..may her beautiful memory be a blessing to all.
Sherrie Goldstein

Sherrie Goldstein
September 13, 2023
I am truly sorry to hear this. Wishing you all much needed comfort.

Brad Weisman
September 16, 2023
Marni was my camper at Camp Interlaken (for 1 or 2, possibly 3, summers!) in the mid-1980's. She was a bright light in the cabin and camp community, always infusing her positive energy and contagious enthusiasm. Thanks to Facebook, we stayed in touch afterwards. I was thrilled to virtually witness her marriage and birth of her two beautiful sons. How can this light be gone. Marni left a lasting, bright impression on all who knew her. She overflowed love. May the memory of beautiful, kind, fun, and brilliant Marni continue to bless all who loved her, always. Sending love and strength from Palo Alto, California, Becky Eisenberg

Rebecca Eisenberg
September 18, 2023