Marian Rouchka, 89
Wed, 01/08/2020 - 3:53pm admin
April 19, 1930 —
Jan. 1, 2020
CRESCO - Marian Rouchka, age 89 of Cresco, Iowa, passed away peacefully alongside her loved ones on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at the Sheffield (Iowa) Care Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Notre Dame Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at 11 a.m. with Father Jacob Rouse officiating. Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes (Iowa) Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco with Rosary recited at 3:30 p.m. and wake service held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.
Marian was born on April 19, 1930, in Waucoma, Iowa to Bernard and Elizabeth (Schmitt) Boeding. She attended the Waucoma St. Mary’s Parochial School.
Marian was united in marriage to Chester Rouchka on May 10, 1949 at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler, Iowa. To this union six children were born, Kathleen (Tim) Gansen, Janet (Jim) Evenstad, Elizabeth (Mike) Gansen, Thomas (Debra), Mary Jane and Christina (Gary) Griffith.
The couple farmed near Davis Corners for 34 years. Marian enjoyed dancing, playing cards, gardening, sewing and the fellowship of the clubs and organizations to which she belonged.
After moving to Cresco, Marian began her career as a CNA. She was known among residents and families as one of the most caring, loving, passionate and empathetic CNAs at Evans Memorial Home. Her compassionate care carried over to her administering the Eucharist into her 80s. She would often put the Eucharist before her family because she wanted to make sure people knew Jesus.
Her greatest joy in life, though, was being a part of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s lives. Oh, how they loved to tease her and eat her deviled eggs. They will greatly miss Marian’s smile and the interest she showed in their lives.
She is survived by five children, 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, who will arrive in early 2020.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Elizabeth Boeding; her husband, Chester Rouchka; her daughter, Elizabeth Gansen; her brother, Donald Boeding; her sister, Alice Papenheim; and her in-laws, Arlene Boeding, Gene Papenheim, Albert (Emma) Meyer, Joseph (Peggy) Rouchka, Lester (Mary) Rouchka and Merle (Mary) Benson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Marian Rouchka Memorial Fund.