Hattie M. Drahos
Hattie M. Drahos, 94, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Bertram, died on Wednesday morning, Jan. 2, 2019, at St. Luke's Living Center West. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church by Fathers Christopher Podhajsky and James Secora. Burial: St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Papich-Kuba Funeral Home East, 1228 Second St., SE, rosary will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Hattie is survived by her children, Larry Drahos, Bertram and Diane Drahos and Charlie (Lisa) Drahos, both of Cedar Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and an infant sister, Rita Jarosh.
Hattie was born on March 15, 1924, in Little Turkey, Iowa, the daughter of Charles L. and Edith (Shada) Jarosh. She and her family moved from Little Turkey to Cedar Rapids in 1932. She was a 1943 graduate of St. Wenceslaus High School. Before her marriage, Hattie was employed by the Cherry-Burrell Corp. and later in the cafeteria at Wilson & Co. meatpacking plant. Hattie married Louis F. Drahos on July 9, 1952, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Louis died on Nov. 9, 1993.
Hattie was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and the Cadets of St. George Branch W045 F.C.S.L.A. (formerly Catholic Workman). She enjoyed reading, listening to music and dancing. Hattie was a wonderful mother and homemaker and an excellent cook and baker.
The Drahos family would like to thank Gina, a nurse with Therapy Solutions, for her care of Hattie while she was in her home, and also the staff at Living Center West for all of the great care and compassion she received while a resident there.
A memorial fund has been established in her name.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.papich-kubafs.com under obituaries.