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Viera Eva Dewald

Viera Eva Dewald, 74, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 3, 2023.

Viera was born on January 15, 1949 to Eugen and Maria Mikoczy. She and her husband Peter immigrated from Bratislava, Czechoslovakia to Iowa City, Iowa in December 1968. They settled in Urbandale, Iowa in 1973 to raise their family. They were blessed with two children, Rick and Cherie. She worked at the VA Medical Center as a pharmacy technician until retiring in 2000 when her granddaughter Gabby was born.

Viera was the best wife, mother and mimi/grandma. She was a selfless, caring, kind and strong woman who touched the lives of so many. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed cooking, gardening, swimming and taking care of her grandkids Gabby and Luke during the day. Growing up with mimi, every day was filled with love and memories.

She is survived by her husband Peter of 58 years; their children Rick (Dani) Dewald and Cherie (Howard) Holmstrom; grandchildren Gabby, Luke, Aidan, Morgan, Ilsa, Eden, Anika, Rogan, Oliver; her mother, sister and 2 nieces. She was preceded in death by her father.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Samantha and the multiple nurses with MercyOne Johnston Hospice for their care and guidance over the last year. You are an amazing group of caring and kind people.

Memorial contributions can be made to MercyOne Hospice foundation in Viera’s name. Please be sure to select Hospice Care in the Designation drop down list.

A celebration of life/open house will be held at The Merle Hay Chapel, 4400 Merle Hay Rd in Des Moines, on Saturday, June 17th from 2 to 5 pm. As well, a Catholic Mass will be held in Viera’s hometown in Krasnany, Slovakia on Saturday July 29th, 2023 at the Catholic Cathedral.



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