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Rosie M. Vara

September 4, 1964 - November 28, 2022
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Lelani Vara
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Geisen-Pruzin Funeral & Cremation Services
6360 Broadway Ave.
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-980-9070 | Map
Saturday 12/3, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Rosie Vara (nee Bowermaster), age 58, of Merrillville, IN passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022. Rosie is survived by her husband of 37 years, Rico Vara; 5 children: Rico (Esmeralda) Vara, Jr., Angelica (Aaron) Betancourt, Destiny Vara, Aaron Vara, Jacob Vara; 5 grandchildren: Ricky and Emery Vara, Kairi and Allison Betancourt, and Alana Vara;Continue Reading

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Kelly Smith a.k.a Kelly Boy left a message on December 4, 2022:
Fly high with the angels Auntie Rosie.
Janice Carreira, Marino Carreira left a message on December 3, 2022:
I’m so sorry to hear of Rosie’s passing. We are cousins. My mom was sister to her mom. And Susan is my sister. I have not seen Rosie since she left the islands but have always missed seeing her. I have always thought about her throughout the years as well as for my other cousins that have moved away. It’s so very hard to lose someone you cared for so well and deeply. But now is the time for you to rest your kind heart to tend to your soul to be comforted. I’m sure that Rosie would want that for you and your family! All Our Love, Cousin Janice and Marino
Mary left a message on December 3, 2022:
RIP my sweet cousin, you are loved and will be missed!!!!!
Breanna Oiler left a message on December 3, 2022:
In memory of Rosie M. Vara, Breanna Oiler lit a candle
David Gouveia left a message on November 29, 2022:
Aloha and God bless you girl. 🙏 for you.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Gloria Kay Gouveia left a message on November 29, 2022:
My husbands beautiful cousin. Sincere condolences to Rosie’s ohana. May you find Peace & Comfort. Love 💕 the family of David Gouveia ~
David Gouveia left a message on November 29, 2022:
Gid bless and your ohana will be with her always. Aloha girl.
Lelani Vara left a message on November 29, 2022:
Thank you for welcoming me so kindly into the Vara family. You touched so many lives. I wish I had more time with you, but will cherish the memories we made. Thank you for your unconditional love, advice and guidance. I will miss you so much. 'Till we meet again. Love you, my Sister. 💔❤💔❤
Charlene Kile left a message on November 29, 2022:
Rest in peace my dear friend Rosie I lite this candle for eternity to a very special friend will truly be missed I have all the memories of you and I
Michelle Hernandez left a message on November 29, 2022:
I’m sorry hear ur loss I will be there for my good friend Simona Vara .. hug
Charlene Kile left a message on November 29, 2022:
My dear friend Rosie you are the life of everyone you touched so caring and giving and your wonderful family remembering when we sang together the song Always and Forever my sweet friend 💕 Always happy and laughing when we dance together you are a believerite along with you us girls always had a great time together together I love. you so much my dear friend Rosie your in my heart 💜❤️💕❤️ for ever
Debbie Rose left a message on November 29, 2022:
To the family and friends of Rose Vara, we extend our deepest sympathies to all of you. Praying that the Lord will grant you peace, comfort and mercy during this very difficult time.
Rita Gonzales left a message on November 29, 2022:
My heart is deeply saddened to see you leave Rosie. You were such a beautiful person inside and out. I will miss seeing, talking and laughing with you ❤️ …til we meet again beautiful 🌹
Linda Hazelgrove left a message on November 29, 2022:
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of such a kind, beautiful lady.My thoughts and prayers go out to her families 🙏 ❤💙.I was very thankful to have them in my life..I pray she R.I.P..Praying for her Grandbabies.🙏
Crys left a message on November 28, 2022:
You will be truly missed auntie rosie, your laughter, your smile, and your compassion towards others. We love you and you will always be in our thoughts
Betancourt Family left a message on November 28, 2022:
In memory of Rosie M. Vara, Betancourt Family lit a candle
Betancourt Family left a message on November 28, 2022:
We're sorry for your loss. Rose was a beautiful and loving person and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Sending prayers and lots of love to all of her family.
LaToyia S Perry left a message on November 28, 2022:
Sorry for your loss praying for you and your family
Danielle left a message on November 28, 2022:
Fly high my beautiful aunty we love u
Susan Knight (cousin) left a message on November 28, 2022:
Dear cousin Rosie may you rest in peace and love. I will keep you and your family in thought and prayers. Heaven has gained an amazing angel with all your loving departed Ohana to greet you.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Tracey Woods left a message on November 28, 2022:
My heart is broken, you will be dearly missed! Prayers for Rico and the family, rest my friend, I will never forget our talks!
Glen F ( Cuzn Butch) left a message on November 28, 2022:
My condolences to the Vara Ohana (family) and my heartfelt love and sympathies! Aloha cuz may you be with family that has passed before …. Blessing to the Vara Family !!! 🕊️🙏
Bob and Damen Cook left a message on November 28, 2022:
Words cannot express How sorry we are for your loss.....
Garcia Family left a message on November 28, 2022:
Our deepest condolences to the Vara family. We love you all.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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