Funeral Details

Joan B. Frankel

December 14, 1930 - November 18, 2022


Date and Time

Monday, November 21, 2022 at 10:30 AM


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Rabbi Barry Schechter
Congregation Kol Emeth


Max and Benny's Restaurant
461 Waukegan Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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Memorial Contributions

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60614
To a charity of your choice.


Joan B. Frankel, age 91, beloved daughter of the late Roy and Ruth (Yedlin) Frankel. Joan is survived by her cousins David (Kerrie) Schenwar, Rosanne (the late Bob) Plotkin, David (Norine) Yedlin, Judy (Marty) Wilson, and Deborah (David Goldberg) Friedman. Best friend of Edyth Olshan and Peggy Keeley for many years. She was employed as a social worker and supervisor for Cook County and the State of Illinois. Joan was an accomplished folk dancer and longtime volunteer at Lincoln Park Zoo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Joan’s memory to Lincoln Park Zoo or to a charity of your choice. Graveside services will be held at Westlawn Cemetery, (7801 W. Montrose Avenue in Norridge) on Monday, November 21 at 10:30 AM. A luncheon in celebration of Joan’s life will be held at Max and Benny’s in Northbrook following the service. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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