Valeria Rose Bouska
June 24, 1921 ~ December 14, 2013
Valeria Rose Bouska, age 92 of New Hampton, IA passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Elizabeth E. Martin Health Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. A private family service will be held per Rose’s request. Memorials may be directed to Thalman Square of Western Homes Communities, 5300 S. Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 or Holy Family Catholic Church, 313 W. Court Street, New Hampton, IA 50613. Valeria Rose Perry Bouska, the daughter of Joseph Perry and Bertha Meyer Perry was born on June 24, 1921 at Waucoma, Iowa. She graduated from 12th grade at East Waterloo High School. On December 30, 1939, she was united in marriage to Edward Anthony Bouska in St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Waucoma, Iowa with Reverend Father Daniel Gorman officiating. To this union were born five children; Judy, Mrs. James Burke; Jane, Mrs. Glenn Troyna; Daniel E. Bouska; Elizabeth “Betty,” Mrs. Donald O. Haugen and Donald A. Bouska. Rose worked for Rath Packing Company at Waterloo before they moved to their farm northeast of New Hampton, living there for 32 years. She worked at the kitchens of Sara Lee for nine years in New Hampton. Rose and her husband, Edward retired to thier home at 606 W. Prospect in New Hampton in March of 1978. She was a life charter member of Waucoma Historical Society. Rose was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, New Hampton, Iowa. Preceding her in death was her husband, Edward of 51 years who died on December 28, 1990; a sister, Evelyn Gerleman in 1993 and a brother, Leonard Perry in 1934. Surviving are her children; one sister, Donna Broadbent, Decorah, Iowa; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.