Don R. Radech
1952 - 2021

Don R. Radech

April 1, 1952-March 25, 2021

DAVENPORT-Don Radech, of Davenport, passed away on March 25th, 2021 at the age of 68 at his home. Don was born to Richard and Lenora "Punky" Radech on April 1st, 1952 in Davenport, Iowa. He grew up as one of 5 children and attended Central High School where he graduated in 1971.

Don started his business Remodeling and Plaster Specialist in 1989. He liked to say he never advertised because his business stayed strong based only on referrals. He loved his work and while cancer slowed him down, he never stopped making home improvements around the house.

He married Jody Baker on April 10th, 1979. They had one child. They later divorced. He married Paula Parsons on June 30th 1989 in Davenport.

When he wasn't working, Don enjoyed watching the Bears with his buddy, Jeff Arnold, catching up with friends over a beer, golf, mowing the lawn and loved spending time with his grandson, Harry.

Don is survived by his wife, Paula, of Davenport; his son, Sean (Abbie) Radech of Rock Island; his Grandson, Harrison; his brothers Ron (Bobbi) Radech of Bettendorf; Bob (Emily) Radech of Yankton, South Dakota. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Mike Radech and sister Barb Radech.

Per Don's request, there will be no memorial or funeral. Please remember Don as the funny, loyal, hardworking family man and friend and know he was in his usual good spirit to the end.

The family would like to thank everyone for reaching out and offering their condolences.

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Published by Quad-City Times on Apr. 18, 2021.
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11 Entries
Dave & Kathy Rindler
April 20, 2021
What a shock to hear that our friend Don has passed away. To his family we can only offer our sympathy and love. God Bless.. Don will be missed so dearly...
Dave & Kathy Rindler
April 20, 2021
My sincere sympathy extends to all of Don's family and friends. One summer long ago, we worked at the same time at the Dairy Queen across from Sudlow. I remember Don as good-natured, kind and fun. Lane Westerfield
Lane Westerfield
April 20, 2021
Bob and Ron, Karen and I are so sorry to hear of Don´s passing. I have fond memories of Don and his great smile and laugh. In addition, a lot of great memories of time spent with your entire family. Wishing you peace.
Phil and Karen Jones
April 20, 2021
My deepest condolences to Don's friends and family. Don and I first met when we sat next to each other in our 8th grade history class at Sudlow Jr. High School. I was proud to call him my friend and have great memories of times I shared with he and his brother Mike.
Jeff Humiston
April 18, 2021
I had the privilege of growing up with the Radech family and have many fond memories of playing baseball together. Wonderful family and Don was a great man who will be missed. Rest In Peace Don. Kerry Strayhall
Kerry Strayhall
April 18, 2021
My heart aches for you and the family. Don was always kind and willing to help. May your memories and stories you share help ease your loss. RIP Don, you Will be sorely missed.
JoAnne Ragland
March 29, 2021
Dear Ron and family, We want to extend our sincere sympathy and condolences at this time of your loss. We hope you can look back at your good memories for comfort and peace to ease your heart. Respectfully, The CHS Reunion Committee of the Class of 1970 and Classmates
The CHS Reunion Committee of the Class of 1970 and Classmates
March 28, 2021
I worked with Don at Silvercrest and he was always a cool and friendly guy. Always cracking jokes, smiling and willing to help. Very sad to hear this news, prayers and strength to his family.
Amanda W.
March 27, 2021
We were like brother and sister in high school You had my back and I had yours Years took us apart But had a wonderful time catching up at the 65 th Birthday Bash Keep that beautiful smile going RIP
Jan Tappa
March 27, 2021
Paula I'm so sorry to hear about Don. I was shocked to see it in the paper. I was just thinking last night, our birthdays we're coming up. I always think of him on that day and try call. I just loved seeing you two together, you complimented each other so well and loved the stories you told at work. Especially the ones when you were rehabbing houses. You two had a great life and great memories. Keep them close to your heart always. I will keep you and Shawn in my prayers. If you need anything I'm a phonecall away. Much love and Big Hugs. Take care. Kim
Kim Forber
March 26, 2021