Cook, Bonnie Jean Rusin
Bonnie Jean Rusin Cook, 76, of Grayslake, IL, passed away early Saturday morning, September 14, 2013 at Lake Forest Hospital. She was born February 23, 1937 to the late John Rusin and Velma Rusin Kangas. She married William M. Cook on June 28, 1958 in Elmira, NY. Bonnie was a telephone operator for 30 years, taking time off to raise five children, foster infants, troubled teens and unwed mothers. Shortly after retiring, she again stepped into the role of caretaker, babysitting her grandchildren and delighting in their very being. Always a loving and giving person, she dedicated her life to caring for others and leaving the world a better place. Bonnie also loved to travel, Australia, England, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Gibralter and Morocco to name a few. She is survived by her husband, William Cook of Grayslake; five children, Cynthia Cook of Fox Lake, Shawn (Debbie) Cook of Lake Villa, Timothy (Marcy) Cook of Spring Grove, Brian (Chris Gaynes) Cook of Woodstock and Stephen Cook of Capron, IL; and her adored grandchildren, Ashley, Sara, Jessica, Connor, Caylee and Cody. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday September 18, 2013 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave. (Rt. 176, one block west of Milwaukee Ave.) Libertyville. Prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday September 19 at the funeral home, arriving at St. Joseph Church, 121 E. Maple, Libertyville for funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery. Info: 847-362-3009 or sign the guest book at www.burnettdane.com.
Published in Star-Gazette from Sept. 17 to Sept. 22, 2013