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Norma J. Bredar

March 22, 1938 — December 7, 2022


Norma J. Bredar

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Norma J. Bredar, 84, of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 at Koning Chapel at Ridgecrest Village, Davenport.  Family burial will be in the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.  Visitation will be the night prior, on Monday December 12th,  from 4pm until 6pm  at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.  There will be an additional visitation Tuesday December 13th from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at Ridgecrest Village. Memorials may be made to the Ridgecrest Foundation or Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, both in Davenport


Mrs. Bredar died Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at Ridgecrest Village, Davenport.


Norma Jean Clark was born on March 22, 1938 in Des Moines, Iowa, a daughter of Delmar E. “Red” and Lavina (Noble) Clark.  She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1955, a year early, at 17 years of age. Norma met Herman A. Bredar on a blind date and they were united in marriage on August 24, 1957 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Rock Island, IL.  They have shared over 65 years of marriage and memories together.


Norma worked as a draftsman and administrative assistant at Caterpillar and MidAmerican Energy, in the Engineering Department, retiring in April of 2000.  Prior to this, she also worked at KartridgPak and Petersen Harned Von Maur, both in Davenport.


Norma was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and formerly St. Anthony’s Parish.


She enjoyed wintering in Florida for many years as well as traveling and playing golf.  Norma enjoyed many friendships, gardening, and was a part of multiple bridge clubs and her “Bitch & Stitch” group.  She also liked to cook and bake, known for her homemade caramel corn, sour cream twists and pumpkin pie. Above everything else, she cherished her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother


Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Herman, Davenport; children: Randall (Julie) Bredar, Kansas City, Missouri, Kimberly (Todd) Guthrie, Weston, Connecticut, Stephanie (Dr. Chad) Tarter, Vacaville, California; grandchildren: William and Hannah Bredar, Madeline (Michael) Bartlett, Bonnie (Austin) Smyth, Greta Guthrie, Lauren Husted and Caleb Tarter; a great-grandson, Shane Bartlett, and a sister, Doris Robertson, Waynesboro, Tennessee.


She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Past Services


Monday, December 12, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main Street, Davenport, IA 52803

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Additional Visitation

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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