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Viola Mary Lenertz Boosalis
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1908
Kossuth County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1999
Algona
Kossuth County
Iowa, USA

Viola was the daughter of George Lenertz and Clara Wenert. She is an R.N. and was a surgical nurse for over 40 years. She served in WW II as a captain in Alaska and the Aleutians.


Oct 14, 1999 - Humboldt Independent - Funeral services for Viola M. Boosalis, 91, Algona, formerly of Livermore, were held Monday, Oct. 11, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livermore, with burial in the Mount Calvary Cemetery there. She died Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. The Harris Funeral Home of Livermore was in charge of the arrangements, with the Rev. Lynn Bruch officiating. Military graveside rites were performed by the American Legion Otto Post #415 of Livermore. Casketbearers were Nancy and Harlan Steburg, Nick and Lori McGuire, Norma Schiller, and Donnie McGuire.

Survivors include three nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Gus.

Viola Mary Lenertz, daughter of George and Clara (Werent) Lenertz, was born Sept. 19, 1908, in Riverdale Township. She was raised in the Livermore area and graduated from Livermore High School.

In 1929 she was united in marriage to Gus Boosalis at Fort Dodge. After high school, she attended the St. Joseph Nursing College in Fort Dodge, graduating in 1932. She did her post graduate studies at St. Mary's College in Rochester, MN. For three years she worked at St. Mary's in Cherokee, doing medical recording. She then worked at Storm Lake Hospital, where she served as a surgical supervisor.

During World War II, she entered the United States Army Reserves and served in the North Pacific. She earned two battle stars, five overseas bars and discharged with the rank of captain in 1946.

In 1960 the couple moved back to Livermore, where she continued to work for the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital, moving to Humboldt in 1979. Her husband died in
1981, and soon after, she retired and moved to Algona in 1983. She had been a resident of the Good Samaritan Center since 1998. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Livermore and also of St. Cecelia's Catholic Church and Guild, the Legion of Mary; American Legion Otto Post #415 of Livermore; VFW #5240 of Humboldt; Disabled American Veterans Post #29 of Fort Dodge. She served as State Hospital Rehabilitation chairwoman of the American Legion Auxiliary; was a past president of the Cherokee American Legion Auxiliary; a past district historian for the American Legion; and a member of the Friends and Neighbors Club of Livermore. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Lenertz (1884 - 1969)
  Clare Lenertz (1883 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Gus Constantine Boosalis (1896 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
  Viola Mary Lenertz Boosalis (1908 - 1999)
  Carmen Clara Lenertz Wagner (1910 - 1999)*
  Alvin Joseph Lenertz (1913 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Livermore
Humboldt County
Iowa, USA
Plot: 05-08
 
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Nov 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61916651
Viola Mary <i>Lenertz</i> Boosalis
Added by: Geo Clinton
 
Viola Mary <i>Lenertz</i> Boosalis
Added by: Geo Clinton
 
Viola Mary <i>Lenertz</i> Boosalis
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