Funeral Details - Chicago Jewish Funerals

Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Gunther Rice, PhD


Interment - Private

Send Shiva

We invite you to record a video, sharing a story or memory of Gunther Rice, PhD. Your private recording will only be shared with the family.


The family will hold Shiva services on Zoom at 7:30 pm CST
on Saturday (11/28), Sunday (11/29), and Monday (11/30).
The Zoom link for all three nights:
Meeting ID: 951 4940 0523
Password: Gunther
(Please enter using your first & last name as we will have a "waiting room.")

Memorial Contributions

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
595 Elm Place
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002


Gunther Rice, PhD, age 96

Beloved husband of the late Celia nee Freemond. Loving and devoted father of Elizabeth "Betty" (Dr. Joseph) Feder and Ed (Rebecca) Rice. Adored grandfather ("Abba") of Aliza, Ari, Zoe and Shoshana. Cherished brother of Edith (the late Shmuel) Galili, the late Cilli (the late Sally) Schieber, the late Sam (the late Rose) Eden, the late Isaac Zloczower, the late Moritz Zloczower, the late Simon (the late Hannah) Rice, the late Julius (the late Irma) Rice, and the late Betti Zloczower who perished in the Holocaust. To keep everyone safe and healthy, all services are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,, or the Yiddish Book Center, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Gunther Rice, PhD below and
we will share them with the family.

Kayla and David Shonberg

Such a wonderful man! Our condolences.

Andrew Ross

He was a brilliant, wise, and kind man. I was fortunate to have known him. He will be missed.

Sharon Armus

I knew Gunther through his daughter Betty. He was always so welcoming, with a quiet calm manner that somehow conveyed a steadiness and a strong sense of self. I read his book years ago and was moved. I will miss hearing the updates on Gunther from Betty. He lives on through his written word and his love for others. I am so sorry, Betty, and I'm sending healing messages to the whole Gunther Rice extended family.
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