Dana "Danni" Lee (Monus) Schaul
  • 52 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 22, 1945
  • Place of birth:
    Youngstown, Ohio, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 15, 1998
  • Place of passing:
    Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Danni loved everyone and was loved by everyone. She lives in our hearts and her memory will be with us forever. She was taken too soon, but she lived a fuller life than anyone.

This site was created in memory of my mom, Dana "Danni" Schaul. She was born on November 22, 1945. She passed away on November 15, 1998. We will remember her forever. She was small-framed, but had a loving, much larger than life personality and the warmest heart. She was adored by friends and family and her community. She was the life of the party. Her loss was particularly devastating to the people who knew her. - Jordan

האתר הזה נוצר בזכרון מהאמא שלי, דאנה " דאני " סצ'אאל. היא נולדה בנובמבר 22,1945. היא מתה בנובמבר 15,1998. אנחנו נזכור אותה לדורות. היא היתה פראמאד קטן, אבל היתה בעלת אהבה, הרבה יותר גדולה מאישיות חיים. היא הוערצה על ידי ידידים ומשפחה וקהילה
שלה. היא היתה החיים של המפלגה. ההפסד שלה במיוחד הרס לאנשים שידעו אותה. - ירדן

The following tribute was created and shared on Mother's Day (May 11, 2014) by her oldest son Jordan Carlton Schaul ירדן כארלטון סצ'אאל

המס הבא נוצר וחילק ביום האם ( מאי 11, 2014 ) על ידי הילד הכי ישן שלה ירדן כארלטוןסצ'אאל

"There are a lot of things I learned from my mom that didn't really resonate with me until she past away from cancer in 1998 at nearly 53. She was way ahead of her time, but she lived every moment and day to the fullest. She loved life. She loved her family and friends. She saw the cup half full. She was a dreamer and a star gazer. She learned to train her mind. She was an amazingly strong and courageous individual with great self-discipline. She was always on the go. My mom lived more in one day than some live in a life time and cherished every challenge in life as an opportunity. She was small framed, but a highly exuberant, loving and doting wife and mother. Crowned a Homecoming Queen, she was a consummate fashionista, with the heart and courage of a Navy Seal.

Yes, she was a dietician and an exercise fanatic, and very health conscious, but her psychological stamina and ability to put her worries away was a tremendous skill that I have yet to learn. She was a fighter and a leader and she rallied her family, friends and community in times of need even when she herself was physically compromised. This, I guess, is why her loss was so devastating to so many who knew her.

I didn't understand it then, but I now know why she was particularly patriotic. She felt so blessed to be born in this country where our freedom reigns supreme. She never took our liberties for granted. It wasn't until I visited some of the poorest places on Earth that I realized this gift, but my mom had such great instinct about so many things. Upon her request we played patriotic songs (including America the Beautiful) at her memorial service.

She would have been so moved by the country's response to 9/11. It was as though she had a sixth sense.

Here is America the Beautiful by Willie Nelson and an ensemble of his celebrity friends. I got an opportunity to interview Willie's daughters and even though I love this rendition of America the Beautiful, based on what they shared with me about their dad, I like him even more as a human being. I think my mom would like this:

"America: A Tribute to Heroes" aired nationwide on Friday, September 21, 2001."


 Mourner's Kaddish

Yit'gadal v'yit'kadash sh'mei raba (Cong: Amein).
May His great Name grow exalted and sanctified (`Cong: Amen.)
b'al'ma di v'ra khir'utei
in the world that He created as He willed.
v'yam'likh mal'khutei b'chayeikhon uv'yomeikhon
May He give reign to His kingship in your lifetimes and in your days,
uv'chayei d'khol beit yis'ra'eil
and in the lifetimes of the entire Family of Israel,
ba'agala uviz'man kariv v'im'ru:
swiftly and soon. Now say: (Mourners and Congregation:)

Amein. Y'hei sh'mei raba m'varakh l'alam ul'al'mei al'maya
(Amen. May His great Name be blessed forever and ever.)
Yit'barakh v'yish'tabach v'yit'pa'ar v'yit'romam v'yit'nasei
Blessed, praised, glorified, exalted, extolled,
v'yit'hadar v'yit'aleh v'yit'halal sh'mei d'kud'sha
mighty, upraised, and lauded be the Name of the Holy One (Mourners and Congregation:)

B'rikh hu.
Blessed is He.
l'eila min kol bir'khata v'shirata
beyond any blessing and song,
toosh'b'chatah v'nechematah, da'ameeran b'al'mah, v'eemru:
praise and consolation that are uttered in the world. Now say: (Mourners and Congregation:)

Y'hei sh'lama raba min sh'maya
May there be abundant peace from Heaven
v'chayim aleinu v'al kol yis'ra'eil v'im'ru
and life upon us and upon all Israel. Now say: (Mourners and Congregation:)

Oseh shalom bim'romav hu ya'aseh shalom
He Who makes peace in His heights, may He make peace,
aleinu v'al kol Yis'ra'eil v'im'ru
upon us and upon all Israel. Now say: (Mourners and Congregation:)


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by debbra brown on 28th September 2014

"Sitting today at your mothers resting place , to be somehow both with her and to honor and of course, always remember her, turned my heart into an open flood of tears. Later I will tell you more."

This tribute was added by Jordan Schaul II on 11th May 2014

"America, The Beautiful Lyrics
by Katharine Lee Bates - 1913

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern impassion'd stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America! God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine!

O Beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

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This tribute was added by Jordan Schaul II on 11th May 2014

""I Will Always Love You"
Performed By Whitney Houston

If I should stay
I would only be in your way
So I'll go but I know
I'll think of you every step of the way

And I... will always love you, ooh
Will always love you
My darling, you...

Bittersweet memories –
That is all I'm taking with me.
So good-bye.
Please don't cry:
We both know I'm not what you, you need

And I... will always love you
I... will always love you
You, ooh

[Instrumental / Sax solo]

I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you've dreamed of
And I wish you joy and happiness
But above all this I wish you love

And I... will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you

I will always love you
I, I will always love you.

Darling, I love you.
I'll always...
I'll always love you.

This tribute was added by Jordan Schaul II on 11th May 2014

"Dana "Danni" Lee (Monus) Schaul was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Albert Monus and Jean Rose Monus. Her younger sister Melissa is also deceased.  She graduated from Liberty High School where she was Homecoming Queen. She began her studies in nutrition and dietetics at Northwestern University. She graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She did post -graduate clinical training at hospitals in New York City and Atlanta before becoming a registered dietician at CWRU's Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

My mom was the center of our lives. She was a spirited, vivacious and energetic woman. She was as beautiful as she was classy and elegant and graceful. She was the life of the party and she was my mom."

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