Cathie Yamilkoski


I reside in Toddville, Iowa and The Villages, Florida with my husband Paul. I love spending time with our family and friends, and now that I am retired from Rockwell Collins as Senior Director, Commercial & Contracts, have time to enjoy riding my horse, playing golf and Mah Jongg, and doing genealogy research.

Noah is our sweet grandson, the eldest boy of our 13 grand- and great-grandchildren. His laughter, innocence, and kindness were infectious – it was just hard to not smile when you were with Noah. His inner strength was such a positive force for us all. His faith in God and his love of Christ continue to bring me inspiration. Every time I see a rainbow, I know he is smiling down on us all.

Through Noah’s Rainbow, we are continuing the generosity that Noah believed so strongly in, as well as supporting those charities that supported Noah and his family. He so enjoyed swimming with the dolphins as the recipient of a Make-a-Wish gift; he was overjoyed at being the star at the Grady Larson Softball Tournament, and his week at Camp Heart Connection was the highlight of each summer. Noah enjoyed serving at Mission of Hope, and talking to everyone who would listen to him. We strive to further these and similar activities in Noah’s name.