Funeral Details

Jerome "Jerry" Emanuel Dinell

November 12, 1926 - June 9, 2024


Date and Time

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 11:00 AM


Temple Beit Shalom
10001 Columbia Avenue
Munster, Indiana 46321
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Rabbi Gidon Isaacs
Temple Beit Shalom


Beverly Cemetery
12000 South Kedzie Avenue
Blue Island, Illinois 60406
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Vivian and Barry Zimmerman Residence
3117 Alexander Crescent
Flossmoor, Illinois 60422
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Saturday at 7:30PM-9:30PM
Minyan 8:30PM

Temple Beit Shalom
10001 Columbia
Munster, Indiana 46321

Tuesday 6PM-8PM
Minyan 7PM

Memorial Contributions

American Diabetes Association
55 East Monroe Street, Suite 3420
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Epilepsy Foundation
17 North State Street, Suite 650
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
2200 East Devon Avenue, Suite 351
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018


Jerome "Jerry" Emanuel Dinell, passed away peacefully in Chicago on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at the grand old age of 97. Jerry, as literally everyone except his wife called him, was a proud, lifelong South Sider. He grew up all around the numbered streets, and after his service during Wwil he was a laborer then salesman and eventually the owner of Steel City Furniture at 91st and Commercial, where he spent 5-6 days a week for over 60 years. He and his late wife Shirlee Dinell nee Hornstein settled in Park Forest, IL, where they raised their family. He was the loving father of Bonnie Dinell-Dimond, Judi Dinell and the late Terri (Dale, he's still alive) Vanderwerff, the respected and adored grandfather of Nicolas (Keely) Dimond, Aaron (Jeanne) Vanderwerff, Rachel Vanderwerff and Marc (Elana) Sapoznik. And he was perhaps the most delighted to be the great-grandfather of Tova Vanderwerff, she was truly the light in his life. Given his difficult childhood and early family life he was so proud to have helped build a family that endured and hung together and spanned 4 generations. Jerry was a Freemason, a member of the South Chicago Chamber of Commerce, and a member at Temple Anshe Sholom. He was stubborn and fair. He was kind and gentle. He was quiet and funny. He loved theater and opera and the White Sox. He was crazy about his wife. He worked hard and led by example. Funeral is Friday, June 14, 2024 at 11 AM at Temple Beit Shalom, 10001 Columbia Ave., Munster, IN 46321. Interment after at Beverly Cemetery, 12000 South Kedzie Avenue, Blue Island, Illinois 60406. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, Epilepsy Foundation, or Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,



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Baruch Dayan haEmet. May you all find comfort in and with your wonderful memories of your beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather Jerry. Sending you lots of gentle, virtual hugs of support to help you get through this difficult time.

Sharon Wasserberg
June 10, 2024