Cover photo for Alison R. Walatka's Obituary
Alison R. Walatka Profile Photo
1980 Alison 2022

Alison R. Walatka

May 24, 1980 — November 1, 2022

Davenport, IA and recently of Riverview, FL


Funeral services celebrating the life of Alison Renee Walatka, 42, of Davenport, and recently of Riverview, FL, will be held at 4:30pm Sunday, November 13, 2022, at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. The rite of cremation will follow services. The family will receive friends from 2:30pm Sunday until time of services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family for a future tribute to Alison.


Ms. Walatka passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at St. Joseph Hospital, Tampa, FL.


Alison was born May 24, 1980, in Davenport to Thomas and Michele (Miller) Walatka.  Following her graduation from La’ James and Scott Community Colleges, she opened Brush Nail Salon and Spray Tanning Studio in Davenport.  She loved doing her clients nails and made countless friendships throughout her career.


She believed in God, and touched many people’s lives, putting her faith into practice by accepting others for who they were, and giving generously to others, even at the time of her passing.  As a final act of generosity, she was able to help several other families through the gift of organ and tissue donation.  As a natural giver Christmas was her favorite holiday.


Alison lit up the room every time she walked in.  Her greatest pleasures in life were making memories with her daughters. She loved to travel with her friends and family, especially to the beach, and had recently moved to Florida with her daughter Isabella and her BFF Jen July to be closer to it.  She was a “foodie” and loved to try different restaurants with her friends and family.



Those left to honor her memory include daughters Janae (Markhus Taylor) Caruthers of Davenport, Isabella Westerfield of Riverview; mother Michele (John) Tuthill of DeWitt; father Thomas Walatka of Davenport; brothers Adam (Kristin) Curlott of Davenport, Brian (Maria) Curlott of West Des Moines, IA, and Jeffrey (Emily Teel) Curlott of Davenport, step brothers Nick Tuthill of Moscow, IA, William (Kassi) Tuthill of Ely, IA; fourteen nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles; her BFF Jen July of Riverview; and her dog “Coco”.


She was preceded in death by her bonus mom Sue Walatka.


Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Alison R. Walatka, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, November 13, 2022

2:30 - 4:30 pm (Central time)

Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Starts at 4:30 pm (Central time)

Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main St, Davenport, IA 52803


Click to watch

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 4153

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree