George Joseph Alt, 75, West Liberty
Obituaries · March 09, 2017

George Joseph Alt, 75, of West Liberty, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017, in his home.

A memorial visitation was Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Online condolences may be made to the family at

George was born on Aug. 28, 1941, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, the eldest son of Joseph and Agda Eldeen Alt. His siblings include Liz Utizg (Leroy), Joan (Randy) Belknap, Bob (Jane) Alt, and Art Alt. He attended high school at University High in Iowa City. After graduation, George enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he was a Radar Specialist during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

After completing his Military career, George married Donna Marie Alwine on Dec. 8, 1962, in North Liberty, Iowa. George and Donna had three sons: Steve, Larry, and Tony. George and Donna moved to West Liberty in 1970. He spent most of his career at Proctor & Gamble in Iowa City as an Electrician and Electronics Specialist.

Upon retirement, he participated in the Muscatine County Fair where he enjoyed working the grounds for over a decade. George enjoyed making rope at the county fair, as well as multiple community activities throughout the state. He loved spending time at the family pond – his refuge. George also volunteered at the Midwest Old Threshers and serving on the Board of Directors. He spent many years as a member of the American Legion, Veteran’s Affairs and Rotary.

In addition to his beloved wife Donna, George is survived by his children: Steve (Sandra), Larry (Tammy) and Tony (Kim) Alt; and seven grandchildren; Angela (Andrew), Danielle, Austin, McKenna, Cale, Emma and Danica.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Art.

George will be remembered for his generosity, kindness and great enthusiasm for family time and bonding at the pond, as well as his love for the Hawkeyes. He was loved dearly and will be missed greatly.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Hall Renovation at Muscatine County Fair Grounds.

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