Bonnie Jean Rusin Cook, 76, passed away early Saturday morning, Sept. 14, 2013 at Lake Forest Hospital.
She was born Feb. 23, 1937 in New Albany, PA 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, Gibraltar 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 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home Ltd., 120 W. Park Ave. (Route 176, one block west of Milwaukee Ave.), Libertyville. Prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday Sept. 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.
—Burnett-Dane Funeral Home provided this information.