Valeria Rose Bouska

valeria bouska
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.

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  1. Dearest cousins Jane, Betty, Judy, Dan, and Donald…So sorry about the loss of your precious mother. I’ve really missed stopping by to visit with her in New Hampton…she always treated me with kindness and love. Especially remembering our family gatherings in Waucoma and New Hampton. Know that our hearts and prayers are with you and your families at this sad time.

    Mary K. And Keith K ock

  2. Betty and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure that you made her mothers last few years much better by always being there for her. You will always have so many memories of your time together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Betty, Jane & Family–My deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of Rose. She finally passed to a permanent home in heaven Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in her memories and knowing you are thought of by many who care. Karen Schmitt

  4. Dear Jane, Betty and family, Merlyn & I send our deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of your mom.
    We know this was her wish, and now God has called her home to be with Him! Merlyn & Jeanne Zipse

  5. Heaven has gained two very wonderful mothers that showed their kindness to everyone they knew. Your mom and Ethel were both so wonderful to me when we were growing up. They remained sweet and caring to me years after my own mother was no longer with me. I will never forget either of them and keep them in my prayers, they were gentle women. May your mom rest in peace Jane. Our sympathy to you and your entire family.

  6. Jane & family, Our sympathy and prayers to all on the loss of your mother. Rose was such a sweet lady. May she now rest in peace.

  7. Jane, Betty and all your family. You have our sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was a kind, loving lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Jeanne & Jerry Heit

  8. Jane, Betty, Judy, Dan & Donald and families: You have our deepest sympathy at the loss of your mom and grandma. She was a wonderful person and we enjoyed many great visits with her in past years. She was next door neighbors with our daycare lady when our kids were little, and the kids spent alot of time visiting with her on her porch. They still have the crocheted doily with each of their names on that she made for them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Jane,Betty and family–Tom and I send our sympathy to all of you. I always enjoys our long talks we had when we were on the same circle at church or when I would see her uptown. She was a very sweet person. Judy Tierney

  10. Judy, Jane, Betty, Dan & Donald and families: I loved your mother as if she was my own. She will now be at peace with the Lord. May God Bless her.

  11. Judy, Jim and family,
    Sending sympathy and prayers to all of your family on the loss of your mother and grandmother. May she rest in peace.
    George and Julie Freidhof

  12. Our condolences to the family. Rose and Ed too were special friends and cousins of ours. Will keep you in our prayers.
    Verne and Alberta

  13. To all the family Jack and Betty are sending our deepest sympathy. Rose was a wonderful neighbor to Peggy Gorman and Arlene Denner. May you all find comfort knowing she is with our Lord and Savior.

  14. Betty–My deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your Mom. We all know how important moms are to the entire family. My prayers are with you.

    Linda Fangman

  15. Dear Jane and all of Rose’s family,
    I am sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. I pray that you will find comfort knowing that your mom is now in heaven with her loving God totally free and at peace. She was a beautiful person.

  16. Dear Jane, Betty, Judy and families:
    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. I did not know her well but I know that Elaine did. She is now safe in the arms of our Lord and Savior and the company of her loved ones who have gone before. God Bless all of you.
    Mary Wegner

  17. Deepest sympathy to Rose’s family. I worked with Rose at Sara Lee. She was such a nice lady to talk to and work with. Mary Mooberry

  18. Glen & Sharon K. Munson Vander Kolk

    Jane, Betty, Judy, Dan, and Don, our deepest sympathies to you all on the lose of your mother. We will keep you in our prayers.

  19. Jane and all your family. We send our sympathy on the death of your Mother. She is at peace now in her heavenly home.

  20. Jane and family, I so enjoyed doing your Moms hair at the nursing home. She was a great lady. You are in my prayers and am thinking of you all. Take care .Kathy Roethler

  21. Jane, Betty, Judy, Dan & Donald and families:
    You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. She was such a wonderful
    lady. We have alot of good memories with both your Mom and Dad after a day in the field,
    her cookies always hit the spot. I still have all her crochete doilies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless
    Leroy & Roxanne Gray

  22. Jane, Betty, Judy, Dan & Donald and families: You have our deepest sympathy at the loss of a wonderful mom and grandma. She loved to visit and we enjoyed our time visiting her home in town. Her crocheted doilies adorn many homes in the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Larry and Marcia

  23. Judy,Jim and family.You have my deepest sympathy at the loss your mother.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Shirley Mihm

  24. Hey, Bouska kids, I will always have the best childhood memories visiting the farm. Oh, the smell of your Mom’s fresh baked bread … and how she could take a simple thing, like a medicine box, and make it into something pretty and useful. And she can now enjoy Ed and Paul’s laughter again.

  25. Betty-Jane-Judy-Dan & Donny……………our deepest sympathy to you and your families. I remember taking trips up to the farm (driving the tractors-feeding the animals)Aunt Rose whom I didn’t know her first name was Valeria but all the same she made the best homemade food- I also have a crochet name wall plaque that she made for me when I got married. She now is with rejoined with Uncle Ed and hopefully she will find Mom & Dad-we shared a lot of vacations and summers with you and your family.. She’ll be in our hearts and memories. just me diann & family

  26. Dear Jane, Judy, Betty, Dan & Don, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. Aunt Rose was always so kind and caring to me, and we shared the same birthday. I always loved visiting her in New Hampton and spending time with her in Decorah. She made many things for me including a framed doily of our last name which hangs above our bed. She was a wonderful Aunt, and she will be greatly missed. Love, Anne, Terry, and Girls

  27. I worked with Rose at Sara Lee and she was a kind, wonderful lady. May her family find peace in knowing she was a very good person. Jeanne Roder

  28. Rose was a beautiful woman and a wonderful mother=in=law…She had great joy when
    her son Donald would drive up in front of her house in his semi when making runs to
    Vermont or on the way back..she even got brave once and climbed up into the drivers seat!!
    It was always with a warm hug whenever we would make the stops there and she got
    to cook for us. Rose will be missed dearly .
    With all my condolenses to the family especially to Donald
    Vicki Bouska

  29. Bouska Family–We are sending our deepest sympathies to you. Rose was a close neighbor to the folks both on the farm and in town. We always enjoyed visiting with her. May she rest in peace! Andy and Gloria Weigel

  30. Dear Jane,Betty,Judy,Dan and Don, Your mother was such a warm classy lady! I remember a few days after my father died we were both at the pool doing the adult noon swim and your mom came and sat with me. My father hauled fuel oil to your parents and she told me what a dear friend he was to them and how she had asked him to do a special favor for them and he had. They drank many cups of coffee around your kitchen table! I remember looking at her and thinking what a beautiful person inside and out she was. From than on we always had a special smile for each other and to this day I am thankful she took the time to sit down with me that hot afternoon . We are all blessed to know Rose and her family. Norah Donovan Kennedy and Kev

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