Donald G. Alter

Donald G. Alter

March 01, 1945 - January 13, 2019

Donald Glenn Alter 73, of Montrose passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at his home.

Don was born on March 1, 1945, at Moline, Illinois the son of Leslie Earnest and Ruth Elaine Anderson Alter. He was united in marriage to Carol A. Strickland they later divorced. Don graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1963, and went on to the University of Iowa graduating in 1974 with a Bachelors of Business Administration. He served his country during Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps. He was self-employed as a Floor Covering Installer retiring in 2006 after 35 years. He had lived in North Liberty for 37 years, Donnellson for 9 years then moving to Montrose.

He was an avid Hawkeye fan, enjoying football, basketball and wrestling. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren events in the Central Lee School District, playing golf, traveling to bowl games and Don had the gift to gab and never knew a stranger.


Don is survived by his daughter SuzAnne Griffis of Mt. Pleasant, 4 grandchildren; Tyler, TiAhnna, Clint and Justin, his great grandchildren, sister-in-law Mary Alter, two nieces; Susan Skinner and Bonnie Alter and one nephew; Linc Alter along with numerous great nieces, nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Ivan and two sisters; Deanne and Joyce.

According to his wishes cremation has been entrusted to the Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service in the chapel with Rev. Jeffrey McPheron officiating. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Henry County Honor Guard. Burial will be in the Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk. Memorials may be directed to his grandchildren’s education fund or to the Keokuk National Cemetery in his memory.


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