Pine Crest Funeral Home & Pine Crest Cemetery

1939 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Mobile, AL


Barbara Diane Wilusz

January 12, 1944May 18, 2020

On May 18, 2020, Barbara Diane Claus Wilusz, loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away unexpectedly at the age of 76 in Mobile, AL. Barbara was born on January 12, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA. She married her loving and devoted husband, John in 1963 in Philadelphia, PA. Their union produced three loving and devoted daughters. John and Barbara moved to Mobile, Alabama in 1969.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Dorothy Claus and her brother, Mickey Claus. She is survived by her husband, John, three adoring daughters: Elizabeth (Sean) Schultz, Shirley (Richard) Brown, and Brenda (Joseph) Adkins, six beloved grandchildren: Andrew Wilusz, Madeline Adkins, Chandler Adkins, Kyle Adkins, Brenda Adkins, Jarad Schultz and Richard Brown, Jr.; brother-in-law and his wife, Bob (Carol) Wilusz, and a host of nieces and nephews. Barbara had a passion for reading and traveling the world with her adoring husband. Her culinary skills were unmatched. Her greatest joy came from taking care of her family and her home. She was one of the smartest and hardest working people anyone could hope to meet. She was above all reliable and fiercely loyal. Her unassuming grace and quiet dignity will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Barbara will be laid to rest on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Pinecrest Cemetery on Dauphin Island Parkway. The family will receive visitors from 12-2 with funeral services in the chapel at 2:00. Officiating the service will be, Fr. Patrick Discoll, St. Dominic’s Catholic Church.


  • Ernest and Dorothy Claus, Parents (deceased)
  • Mickey Claus, Brother
  • John Wilusz, Husband
  • Elizabeth (Sean) Schultz, Daughter
  • Shirley (Richard) Brown, Daughter
  • Brenda (Joseph) Adkins, Daughter
  • Andrew Wilusz, Madeline Adkins, Chandler Adkins, Kyle Adkins, Jarad Schultz and Brenda Adkins, Grandchildren
  • Bob (Carol) Wilusz, Brother-in-law
  • Also, survived by many nieces and nephews.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020


Barbara Diane Wilusz

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Donna Hannah

May 22, 2020

Met this beautiful and sweet lady in 2006 . I enjoyed talking to her when she would call to talk to Shirley at work . It was always an honor when her and Mr. John would come to visit the store . I will never forget Shirley's birthday party last year , Mrs. Barbie was so much fun . She had me laughing so hard , she knew how to throw a shindig . Will miss you Barbie Doll !!!

Sherry Helms

May 21, 2020

When the neighborhood smelled good, it meant Barbara was outside grilling. Barbara was a sweet neighbor and will be missed. Our prayers are for John and all the family at this time!

Stephen Karbelk

May 20, 2020

Aunt Barbara was always so wonderful to be around. I remember visiting Mobile for Mardi Gras and having such a wonderful time. I had another occasion to be in Mobile for a business meeting, and I had the opportunity to stop by and just visit for a while. She was always so welcoming and kind. And every time Aunt Barbara and Uncle John would come to Virginia to visit when I was a kid, or we'd see them at a family event in Philadelphia, it was always a treat. I will keep Aunt Barbara in my thoughts and prayers, as I will Uncle John and all of my cousins and extended family.

DeLinda Ridings

May 20, 2020

Brenda and family I am so sorry! Your mom was one special lady. She loved her family, they most definitely came first and her inspiration for life. My family only was able to get to know your family for a short season of a few years, but we treasure those memories. Please know our love and prayers will go with you through out the days to come.

Jerry Bousard

May 20, 2020

I remember her as "Barb" very sweet, great sense of humor and very gentle. Love the story of the coke in the afternoon everyday. Praying for the family during this very difficult time. There are so many Psalms in the Bible that bring us comfort in times of grief.
Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd...though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death...(If there is a shadow, we must remember there is a Light. Our Lord who will comfort us.)
Jerry Bousard

John Wilusz

May 20, 2020

Barbara was my dear Wife and I loved her so much. Our last two days together were wonderful. We took a long ride up state Mississippi and Alabama had breakfast in Leakesville Ms. and road on to Chatom Al. than headed south to Mobile. We talked and laughed the whole way. We talked about stopping for lunch but she wanted to go home and make something. I love her!


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