Paulette F. Hradek, 88, a resident of Davenport, died Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at the Kahl Home in Davenport.
Private funeral services will be held with burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the Kahl Home. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport is assisting the family with arrangements.
Paulette was born October 2, 1933 in Lincoln, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Maxine (Billerbeck) Berry. On December 26, 1956 in Iowa City, she married Richard Hradek. He preceded her in death, March 3, 2020.
Paulette met Richard on a blind date set up by their close friends Daryl and Joyce Ulch with whom they maintained a lifelong friendship and shared travel time together.
Paulette received her nursing degree from the University of Iowa. She worked at the Good Samaritan Home in Davenport for 18 years, retiring in 1997. Paulette enjoyed cooking, listening to classical music, gardening, and crossword puzzles.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Kimberly (Kevin) Bahrenfuss of Davenport, Douglas (Lisa) Hradek of Bettendorf, and Pamela (Patrick) Lary of Middleton, Wisconsin; two grandchildren, Ben (Faith) Shellabarger and Eric Hradek; great-granddaughter, Summer Belle Shellabarger.
In addition to her husband, Paulette was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister.
The family wishes to thank Genesis Hospice and the staff of Kahl Home for their care of Paulette.