Alton Wilhelm Lovstuen
Alton Wilhelm Lovstuen, 91, died early Friday morning, May 25, 2018, at West Ridge Care Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, with a visitation starting at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, 4200 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids.
Surviving are his wife, Rosemary, of the home; sons, Wayne Lovstuen (Kirksville, Mo.) and wife, Jane, Randall Lovstuen (Cedar Rapids) and fiancee, Penny Anderson, and Gary Lovstuen (Houston, Texas) and wife, Laura Hood; daughters, Marsha Ralston (Cedar Rapids) and husband, Corky, and Traci Freeseman (Waterloo, Iowa) and husband, Michael; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding Alton in death were his parents, Nels Lovstuen and Hilda (Hagen) Lovstuen; brothers, Alert, Norton and Milton; and sisters, Martha Moe and Thelma Moen.
Alton was born in Decorah, Iowa, in 1926, and graduated from Decorah High School. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II from 1945 to 1946. In 1950, he married Rosemary Barth. From Decorah, they moved to Dubuque, Iowa, until 1961, when they moved to Cedar Rapids. Alton worked for Wilson Foods Corp. (later Farmstead) until 1991, later working independently in bookkeeping and in time study for several companies throughout the Midwest.
Alton was able to take the "Honor Flight" for World War II veterans on Oct. 16, 2012, with his son, Randall.
Alton loved the time he spent with his family, especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed playing cribbage and teaching the game to the younger generations. He and Rosemary hosted many family gatherings for birthdays and holidays. He also enjoyed visiting area casinos with family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be left at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.