Funeral Details

Bonita Dannen

May 10, 1940 - July 2, 2024


Date and Time

Friday, July 5, 2024 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Sholom Notik


Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
1400 South Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, Illinois 60130
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Dannen Residence
3033 Blackthorn Road
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
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Friday following the interment until 6PM also
Sunday from 10AM to 1PM and
4PM to 7PM
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Shiva Coordinator: Doron Levy 224.565.8964

Memorial Contributions

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Bonita R. Dannen, nee Rubenstein, age 84. Beloved wife of Avrum H. Dannen. Loving mother of Rachel (Taylor) McDowell and William Dannen. Proud grandmother of Jonah, Lavi, Benjamin and Eliyah Hammel, and Micah and Becca McDowell. Dear sister of Dianne Tesler and the late Albert (the late Joyce) Rubenstein. Fond aunt of Josh, Adam and Rebecca, Wendy, Cathy, Lauren, Jeffrey and Jan. Cherished friend of many. Service Friday, 10 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Waldheim. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Dannen and McDowell family at this time. May God grant you peace and comfort through the warm memories that flood your minds of Bonnie and all the happiness she brought into each and every life she encountered. She was such a treasure and I know I will never forget her and her kind heart. She was a blessing to us all. With lots of love and hugs to you all,
John, Carlie, Allie and Quinn Crane

Carlie Crane
July 2, 2024
Our condolences go out to the Dannen family.

Barry & Barbara Bolotin
July 3, 2024
Condolences and love from the Minneapolis Rubensteins. Our thoughts are with you all.

Sally Rubenstein
July 3, 2024
We will remember Bonnie as a kind, caring, cheerful and accomplished woman . Our condolences to Avram and their wonderful family.

Seena & Carey

Seena & Carey Stein
July 4, 2024
My deepest prayers and condolences to the family during this this of grieving.

Ronnie Burgess
July 4, 2024
Bonnie made everyone feel so welcome and deeply loved her family. Prayers and sympathy go out to her family in this time.
Rejoice in her memory!

Steven McDowell
July 4, 2024
Bonnie was truly a pleasant person to be around. She always had a smile that light up the room. She was someone you wanted to spend time with because she always left a positive and uplifting feeling. Anytime we would see Bonnie, she would ask how we we’re doing and the updates in our life. She always genuinely wanted to know and really listened when we would update her on our life. She was such a giving person, someone we truly enjoyed spending time with and looked forward to seeing. She will be greatly missed.

Lottie and Avremel Brimm (Vilenski)
July 5, 2024
My condolences to Avrum, Rachel, William, and the rest of the family. I had the pleasure of knowing Bonnie for the last 24 years and she was a truly amazing woman. I cherish our conversations and visits. She will definitely be missed.

Mike Jones
July 5, 2024
Are we able to see the telecast of Bonita dannen at 10:00today. Could you tell me where I could find it. Thank., Judy

Judy Goldberg
July 5, 2024