Funeral Details

Denise Rissman

October 12, 1939 - May 13, 2024


Date and Time

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 2:00 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Lazer Hershkovich

Interment - Private


Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Friday following the service until 7PM

Memorial Contributions

National Down Syndrome Society
1155 15th Street NW, Suite 540
Washington, DC 20005
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
28 West 44th Street, Suite 609
New York, New York 10036


Denise Rissman.

Beloved wife of the late Arthur Rissman. Loving mother of Scott (Sari) Gordon and Mallory Kraman. Proud grandmother of Robert Kraman, Nicholas Kraman, Yael Kraman, David Kraman, Addison Kraman, Michael Gordon and Carli Gordon. Dear great grandmother of Grace, Layla, Riley and Hannah. Service Friday 2PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Down Syndrome Society, 1155 15th Street NW, Suite 540, Washington, DC 20005, or to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Denise was an amazing , beautiful caring special person. We go back a long way. She stood up at my 1st wedding and we worked together for years. We had so much fun. We both thought we were related somehow. We lost contact but she is and has always had a special place in my heart. She will be missed so much. She loved her family beyond words. Sending hugs to you all.

Jody Jacobs
May 14, 2024
We are so sorry for your loss. Redus Family

Ronnie Redus
May 14, 2024
Denise was always the sweetest and kind person. I lived out in Chicago suburbs for almost 10years. I enjoyed spending time with her outside on the patio or in the kitchen talking. Scott is my brother-in law and Denise to me was a special women. I always looked forward to seeing her when I came over. My deep condolences to the family she will be missed.

Susan LaRue
May 15, 2024
May you know how much we loved her? She was more like a sister to us not just a cousin. We will miss her very much and we love you. Take care.

Pam Jaffe/Feingdld
May 15, 2024
I well miss my precious I love you so much I saw you in my dream that we were together again love your cuz

Craig Jaffe
May 15, 2024