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Velva Rae McCuen

August 19, 1950 ~ May 17, 2020 (age 69)

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Velva Rae McCuen, 69, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Mapleton, Iowa, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa.

Graveside Services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens Cemetery, Denison Iowa, with Darren C. E. Goslar officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at the Rush Family Chapel, Onawa, Iowa (WE WILL LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE FUNERAL HOME TO NO MORE THAN 10 AT ONE TIME.- Due to Covid- 19 regulations). Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Velva Rae McCuen was born August 19, 1950, in Denison, Iowa, daughter of Ardelbert William and Lorraine Sophie (Jochims) Preul. She grew up in Denison, Iowa and attended Denison Community Schools.

Velva (Pruel) and Don Bubke were united into marriage in 1968. To this union three children were born Joel, Michele, and Dean. The couple resided on a farm near Mapleton, Iowa for many years. She then moved to Des Moines, Iowa in 2000. Velva later married Merle L. McCuen August 25, 2010 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Velva stayed at home and raised her three children. Later in life she worked for various convenience stores doing customer service in Mapleton, Iowa and Des Moines, Iowa. She was currently working at Casey’s in Des Moines, Iowa.

She was a wrestling mom and enjoyed going to all the kid’s activities. She loved to sew, bake, play cards and attend antique/garage/estate sales. Velva enjoyed spending time with her family and friends especially her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her three children, Joel (Sandy) Bubke of Mapleton, Iowa, Michele (Larry) Lindquist of Kasson, Minnesota, and Dean Bubke of Mapleton, Iowa; six grandchildren, Samantha (Andrew) Mather of LaVista, Nebraska, Christopher Silva of Omaha, Nebraska, Taya Lindquist of Kasson, Minnesota, Trey Lindquist of Kasson, Minnesota, Kaylee (Cody Weber) Bubke of Mapleton, Iowa and Kenedee Bubke of Mapleton, Iowa;  and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Aiden Mather of LaVista, Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ardelbert and Lorraine (Jochims) Preul; one brother, Dudley Pruel; and her husband, Merle McCuen, who passed away May 1, 2020.

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May 19, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Graveside Service
May 20, 2020

11:00 AM
Crawford Heights Memory Gardens Cemetery, Denison Iowa

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