Donald Raymond Alatalo

Donald Raymond Alatalo

Donald Raymond Alatalo

Cedar Rapids

Donald Raymond Alatalo, 79, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. No services are planned. Arrangements are with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.

Survivors include his sons, Dave (Regina), Rick, Brian (Jamie), and Brad; sister, Cathy (Joey) Welton; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Don was born on Aug. 10, 1943, in Aberdeen, S.D., the son of Raymond and Dorane (Durkee) Alatalo. On Sept. 11, 1971, he married the love of his life, Connie Beitz. Don worked in construction for Loomis Brothers and was a member of Local Laborers 43. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Dorane; wife, Connie; son, William; and brother, Richard.

The family extends a sincere thank-you to Don’s neighbor and friend, Kelly Cavin-Elmore, for her grace and care given to Don over the years.

Please share your support and memories with Don’s family on his Tribute Wall at under Obituaries.

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