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Monica R. Bice, 84, of Syracuse, IN passed away at 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at her home on Dewart Lake.
Monica was born on January 25, 1935 in South Bend, IN to Walter P. & Clara O. (Turkowski) Trytko. She grew up in South Bend and graduated in 1952 from South Bend Catholic High School. She was married on April 19, 1958 in South Bend, IN to Donald D. “Don” Bice Sr. who survives.
Monica moved to the Milford / Syracuse area in September 1969. She was a homemaker and retired in December 1997 after 12 years of service as the Clerk / Treasurer in Milford, and was a volunteer for Milford E.M.S. She was a member of the St. Martin De Porres Catholic Parish in Syracuse where she taught children’s religion education.
Monica is survived by:
Husband – Don Bice of Syracuse
Daughter – Kathy (Andrew) Brown of Syracuse
3 Sons – Donald (Barbara) Bice Jr. of Milford, Carl “Buddy” (Penny) Bice of Annapolis, MD, and Keith (Heather) Bice of Indianapolis, IN
8 Grand & 3 Gt. Grandchildren
Sister – Elizabeth Wood of Brazil, IN
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters – Valerie Szabo & Verna Nowak, and 3 brothers – Bernard, Eugene, and Clem Trytko.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday September 13, 2019 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 at St. Martin De Porres Catholic Parish, 6941 E. Waco Dr., Syracuse, IN with Fr. Andrew Nazareth officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Milford.
Preferred memorials may be given to the St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church Building Fund, 6941 E. Waco Dr., Syracuse, IN 46567 or Goshen Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 723, Goshen, IN 46527.