Barbara Helen Rose/Pica transitioned from this life on March 4th, 2020 at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was surrounded by her children at the time of her death. Barbara was the daughter of Peter and Victoria Bukowski of Fort Myers, Florida. She was preceded in death by her first husband Walter Rose and second husband Eugene Pica. Also preceded in death by her brother Charles Bukowski of Fort Myers, Florida, sister Phyllis Bukowski Mustonen of Matteson, Illinois, and brother Robert Bukowski of Steger, Illinois.
Barbara was a graduate of Bloom High School in Chicago Heights. She retired from Jewel food store. Barbara is survived by her children Victoria (Gerald) Thusing of Tumwater, Washington, Walter (Lynn) Rose of Houston, Texas. Kelly St. Aubin of Crete, Illinois, Casey (Mona) Rose, Barbara (Brian) VanDenburgh, Paul Pica of Dyer, Indiana, and Martha (James) Brandon of Bourbonnais, Illinois. She is also survived by her sisters Dorothy O'Donnell of Valparaiso Indiana, Moana Lawless of Fort Myers, Florida, brother Mike Bukowski of Steger, Illinois, Frank Macander of Fort Myers, Florida. Barbara will be loved and missed by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Calvary Cemetery in Steger, IL. Final arrangements are being made at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Highland, Indiana.
For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordyke by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at www.hillsidefhcares.com
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