NEW?ULM - Vera A. Boesch, 87, of New Ulm, died Sunday, August 25, 2013 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 29, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm with Monsignor Douglas Grams celebrating the Mass.
Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery in New Ulm.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm.
To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book for her family go to: www.mvfh.org.
Vera is survived by her husband, Robert Boesch of New Ulm; daughters and son-in-law, Kay Boesch of Long Beach, California, Catherine and Roger Goblirsch of New Ulm; son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Lynn Boesch of New Ulm; grandchildren, Stacy (Jabin) Justus of Spring Park and Brandon Goblirsch of Houston, Texas; great-grandson, Landon Justus; twin sister, Verna Rein of Winthrop; and many nieces; and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Bernice (Henry) Nelson; brothers, Marvin (Lydia) Madsen and Linus Madsen; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Reuben and Henrietta Boesch.
Vera Ann Madsen was born on May 23, 1926 in Morgan to Chris and Anna (Johansen) Madsen. She attended Morgan High School and graduated with the class of 1944. On November 21, 1948 she was united in marriage to Robert Boesch in Mankato. Vera was very active and enjoyed working at the Hospital Auxiliary coffee shop, clothing depot, and food shelf. She was an active volunteer for many organizations including the Allina Hospital Auxiliary. Vera enjoyed playing cards, watching baseball, reading, and decorating. She was an avid supporter of her grandchildren's activities, including sports and the Little Crow Ski team. She also loved to make slush and bake cookies with her grandchildren. Vera had an immense pride in her children and grandchildren and was an outstanding wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of Catholic Daughters, the Allina Hospital Auxiliary, and St. Mary's Catholic Church.
She will be dearly missed and loved forever. Memorials are preferred to the donor's choice.