Edward L. Zahradnek, 67, of Kalona, died Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at the Washington County Hospital. A public visitation will be held Sunday, October 25, 2020, from 2 – 5 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. The family will not be present. Social distancing guidelines will be in place and masks are encouraged. Following visitation Ed will be cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. A memorial fund has been established for the Kalona Volunteer Fire Department, Kalona 1st Responders or donor’s choice.
Edward Lynn Zahradnek was born May 16, 1953, in Iowa City, the son of Lyle “Hoot” and Phyllis (Spenner) Zahradnek. He graduated from Mid-Prairie High School in 1971 and was united in marriage to Ann Yotty on January 8, 1972. The couple later divorced. On June 28, 1997, he married Serena (Bender) Kaufman. Ed worked as a diesel mechanic for Johnson County Secondary Roads, Yoder Feeds, Kauffman Industries, and most recently at Yotty’s Inc Golf Cart Sales and Service. Ed was a member of the Sons of AmVets Squad #107 Richmond, Iowa and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, cheering for the Cubs, and watching John Wayne movies.
Survivors include his wife Serena of Kalona, three children: Jerry (Traci) Zahradnek, Jake (Jenny Sexton and children: Gabe, Garrett and Bella) Zahradnek and Jessie Zahradnek all of Kalona, three grandchildren: Maddi (Justin Harland), Shelby and Jack Zahradnek, his mother Phyllis of Kalona, three step children: Gary (Pam) Kaufman of Hiawatha, Jeff(Melissa) Kaufman of Kalona, Angie (Casey) Truitt of Wellman, nine step grandchildren: Zach, Jake and Sarah Kaufman, Alex Whitehall, Andrew and Ariel Kaufman and Jarrett, Kaylee and Logan Truitt, and two nephews: Clint Zahradnek of San Antonio, TX and Jordan (Jessica) Yotty of Kalona.
Preceding Ed in death was his father and infant sister and one brother David Zahradnek.