Catherine “Cathy” Ann Welton

Catherine “Cathy” Ann Welton

Catherine “Cathy” Ann Welton

Cedar Rapids

Catherine “Cathy” Ann Welton, 72, passed away on Oct. 2, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. A visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Cedar Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Dorane Alatalo; two brothers, Richard Alatalo and Donald (Connie) Alatalo; and nephew, William Alatalo.

Cathy is survived by her husband of 36 years, Joey Welton; daughter, Leslie (Stephen) Berger; three grandsons, Dylan and Hudson Decklever and Lucas Berger; mother-in-law, Rosemarie Welton; brother in-law, John (Martha) Welton; nephews, David (Regina) Alatalo, Richard Alatalo, Brian (Jamie) Alatalo, Brad Alatalo, James Welton and Earl (Leah) Welton; as well as several cousins.

Cathy was born Dec. 8, 1949, to Raymond and Dorane Alatalo in Aberdeen, S.D. The family later moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1952, where she grew up. She graduated from Washington High School in 1968. After high school Cathy moved to San Diego, Calif., where she lived for nearly 10 years before moving back to the Cedar Rapids area. She worked in the telecommunications industry for 30 years before retiring in 2002. Cathy married Joey Welton on April 5, 1986, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They have lived in Robins 27 years. Cathy enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandsons. She enjoyed traveling and working in her flower garden. She loved the Christmas holiday season and decorating. She worked tirelessly putting up multiple Christmas trees and a collectors Snow Village for all to enjoy every year. She loved working in the community of Robins with Joey, volunteering with the City Council, Civic Club and Robins Round Up. She could often be found enjoying a cup of coffee, listening to the news and working out the most challenging crossword or sudoku puzzle. Her time was cut short, but she lived a full and wonderful life during the time she had. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Cathy’s memory may be directed to the family in care of Community Savings Bank, 101 Robins Square Ct, Robins, IA 52328.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at under obituaries.

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