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Kathy K. Alter

January 11, 1953 — November 26, 2023

Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT- Kathy Kay Alter, 70, of Mount Pleasant died on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at Savannah Heights in Mount Pleasant.

Kathy was born January 11, 1953, in Muscatine, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Gloria (Vanzyle) Buster. She married Scott Alter on July 7, 1973. Kathy lived in Mount Pleasant most of her life, except five years in Muscatine where she enjoyed spending time with friends at Hershey Manor. Kathy was an avid Mount Pleasant Panther Athletic supporter, enjoyed listening to Iowa basketball and football on the radio, car rides, dinner out to eat and to the casino with family, going to Oakland Mills to watch the eagles, she loved cats, and she especially enjoyed time with her grandkids.

She is survived by two sons, Chase (Rita Hartman) Alter of Burlington and Rusty (Sashae) Alter of Mount Pleasant, three grandchildren, Jahmal, Jaiya, Maverick, a brother Rick Buster, a sister Pam Buster, cousins, and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and Scott Alter.

The family would like to thank the staff of Savannah Heights and EveryStep Hospice for the care they provided Kathy. Visitation will be held, Friday, December 1, 2023 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. with family present from 4:00-6:00 at Olson Powell Chapel and Crematory. A memorial has been established for funeral expenses. Contributions may be given online at on Kathy’s obituary page.


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