Francis Bouska, 69, of Waucoma, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. A Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waucoma. A dinner celebrating Francis' life was Saturday, following the service, at the Waucoma Legion Hall.  Interment is at St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma, at a later date. Friends may greet the family 3-7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waucoma where there is a 2:30 p.m. Rosary and a 7 p.m. scripture service. Visitation continues beginning at 9-10 a.m. prior to the service at the church Saturday. Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in Waucoma is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences for Francis' family  may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com.

Francis Edward Bouska was born Dec. 14, 1944, in New Hampton, the son of Edward and Emma (Myers) Bouska.  e attended St. Mary’s grade school and high school in Waucoma and graduated from St. Luke’s High School in St. Lucas. Francis was raised on the family farm and lived there until 2010. He married Patricia Weiglein at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton April 17, 1971. To this union six children were born. Francis devoted his entire life to the two things he loved most, family and farming. The farm became a Century Farm in 1999. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a person who was always happy. He was a life-long member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waucoma.

Survivors include his wife, Pat; four sons: Kevin (Christy) Bouska of Decorah, Duane (Sarah) Bouska of Mason City, Martin Bouska of Brooklyn Park, Minn. and Scott (Kendra) Bouska of Waucoma; two daughters, Marcia (David) Streif of Maynard and Sarah (Jeff) Peters of Robins; 16 grandchildren: Erica and Ally Bouska, Maria, Elizabeth, Emma, Christopher and Dawn Streif, Nevaeh, Korbin and Micah Bouska, Grayson Bouska, Olivia and Lexie Peters, Grace, Lukas and Mason Bouska; two sisters, Lois (Gerald) Baumler of Waucoma and Lorna Berk of Charles City; many nieces and nephews.    

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Aja Bouska; grandson, Jacob Streif; brother-in-law, Don Berk.