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Beverly I Hladky

Beverley I. (Broderson) Hladky, age 80, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Sister James Care Center where she had been a resident for nearly 2 years. Bev was born in Yankton, SD to Vernon & Irene (Fries) Broderson on March 25, 1939. She attended grade school in Bronson, IA & graduated from Volin High School as valedictorian. She met Kenneth Hladky at the 4-H Grounds in 1955 & married him on Nov. 3, 1957 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Yankton & lived in Utica on the farm. They moved to Yankton in the winter of 1959. She worked for Delvin & Jay Welter Law Office, was the office manager at Northwestern Bell & was secretary for the Administrator of the State Hospital. In the fall of 1960, Ken & Bev bought Charlie's Pizza House & ran that for 25 years. They moved to Las Vegas & worked in wedding chapels for 4 years. They moved back to Yankton to be with their mothers. Bev then worked at the Chateau & even drove Sam Walton from the airport! She also managed the bar/restaurant at the Hillcrest Country Club. Her last working venture was with Save-U-More/Hyvee where she worked for 16 years. She & Ken spent lots of time in Las Vegas for long weekends. Then that turned into cruises. They had a year's worth of time on the ship and while on those travels, they danced on every ocean. She loved massages, flaming desserts & doing Tai Chi. Through their travels, they met lifelong friends from England, Holland, Czech/Prague, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. They even celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary by taking a bus to Sioux Falls with some of those friends. Bev loved to play bingo & make desserts--her favorite dessert was what her father-in-law called "the World's Bestest Pie." She was a member of Christ The King Lutheran Church in Yankton. She is survived by her husband, Ken, her sister-in-law, Carol Broderson, a nephew, Philip Broderson, a niece-in-law, Dr. Stephanie Broderson & her great & great-great nieces & nephews & many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, brother, Warren, niece, Sharon & nephew, Michael.
Visitation will be at 3pm on Sun. Dec. 8, at Christ The King Lutheran Church, Yankton, with the service following at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Christ The King Lutheran Church, 305 W 25th St.

Sunday Dec. 8, 4 p.m. Christ The King Lutheran Church 305 W 25th St. Yankton, SD.

Visitation will be Sun. Dec. 8, 3 p.m. at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Yankton.

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Dear Kenny ~ Deepest sympathy and prayers from your and Bev' flower girl. Hugs!

Mary Lou (Arrundale) Mueller Dec 8 2019 10:59 PM

So many fond memories of Bev and Ken at Charlies Pizza while at Mount Marty College! Bev somehow remembered all of us and always had a greeting smile! My sympathies to Ken and family. God bless...

Norm Kunselman Dec 8 2019 1:41 AM

Ken-We lost some sunshine when she passed. I am aware of some of the changes in your life the last few years, but you two packed in some really fantastic memories before then. Working for you will forever be a part of shaping my life than I am so very grateful for, Sending you a big hug and many prayers. Luv-Lena

Lena (Schaefers) Leer Dec 7 2019 11:08 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Bev. I worked with her at Hy-Vee. She was a sweetheart. Deepest sympathy to you

Lueann Miller Dec 5 2019 12:11 AM