Representative Don D. Alt View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 8/18/1988
Birth Place: St. Joseph, Missouri
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 63 (1969) - 64 (1971)
Home County: Polk
Don D. Alt
Polk County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Don D. Alt begs leave to submit the following Memorial:

Don D. Alt was born December 15, 1916 in St. Joseph, Missouri. In 1941 he married Isabel Greenberg and they had two daughters and one son. Isabel Greenberg preceded him in death in 1983. In 1985 Mr. Alt married Ulie Stavast.

Mr. Alt attended Des Moines elementary schools, Roosevelt High School, Drake University and Iowa State College. During World War II he served with the Army in the European theater for four years and was discharged with the rank of Captain. Don Alt served as Vice President of Home Federal Savings and Loan for many years and was active in the downtown Des Moines Kiwanis, American Legion, YMCA, Des Moines Community Playhouse Board, Boy Scout Silver Beaver and the U.S. Savings and Loan League.

A Republican, Mr. Alt represented Polk County during the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth General Assemblies.

Don D. Alt died August 18, 1988. He is survived by his wife, Ulie; his daughters, Sara Alt of Denver, Colorado and Marilyn Scholl of Deerfield, Illinois; his son, James of Edina, Minnesota; a sister, Dorothy Parker of Storm Lake; and three grandchildren.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-third General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Don D. Alt, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.