He was born October 31, 1922, in Fredericksburg, Iowa, to Samuel and Anna (Zamastil) Kadera. Ed served our country in the US Navy from December 1942 until being honorably discharged in December of 1945. He began his banking career in 1948 at the Peoples Bank and Trust in Waterloo, Iowa. Ed retired on July 31, 1985 and he and Betty traveled with 5th Wheel throughout the country. He lived with his daughter and son-in-law from February 2013 until the time of his death. He spent many hours creating furniture for family and friends.