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Alfred "Al" Lee Pritchard

November 22, 1938 ~ July 26, 2022 (age 83)

Obituary

Alfred “Al” Lee Pritchard, 83, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at his home.  He was born on November 22, 1938, in his home at Elgin, the son of Walter and Margaret (Monahan) Pritchard. Al was raised and educated in the rural Elgin area. He enlisted in the United States Army in December, 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1961.

On November 3, 1967, Al was united in marriage with June Jeannette Zapf at Elkader. After their marriage, Al and June lived around Littleport. In 1976 they purchased the A & J Tavern and ran it for over 23 years in Littleport where he was well known for his Al Burger.  The couple moved to Edgewood in 1999. Al sold feed for McNess Feed for many years, worked as a milk truck driver, and a substitute rural mail carrier. In later years he sold cars for J’s Auto in Manchester and enjoyed driving the Amish.

Al never met a stranger he didn’t know. He loved visiting with people, mowing lawns, driving his antique cars, eating ice cream and fishing, especially ice fishing. Al was very proud that he was able to go on the Honor Flight. He especially loved his family time with June, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, June Pritchard; his step-daughter, Darla (Larry) Hankins of Edgewood; his three daughters, Kim Converse of Edgewood, Jessie (Steven) Kuehl of Edgewood, and Teresa “T.P.” Funk of Manchester; seven grandchildren, Jason (Amber) Hankins, Becca (Travis) Bromley, Ashlee (Marcus) Lincoln, Ainslee (Breyer) Converse, Dexter (Brielle) Kuehl, Dillon (Faith) Kuehl, and Brittnee (Ryan) Funk; seven great-grandchildren, Cora and Cash Hankins, Isaac and Ike Lincoln, Jozlynn, Dax and Alaya Bromley; five brothers, Leslie Pritchard of West Union, Lyle Pritchard of McGregor, Gary (Rita) Pritchard of Farmersburg, Rodney (Patty) Pritchard of Monona, and Brad (Malinda) Pritchard of Greeley, Colorado; three sisters, Ilo Corbin, of Volga, Barbara Peterson of Mederville, and Marion (Marvin) Van Sickle of Elgin; three sisters-in-law, Linda Pritchard of Des Moines, Joyce (Doug) Kuehl of Strawberry Point, and Jean Reinhardt of Strawberry Point; his brother-in-law, Gene West of Elkader;  and numerous nieces and nephews.

Alfred was preceded in death by his parents; his great-grand-daughter, Macie Hankins; three brothers, Richard (Frances), Amos (Judith) and Robert Pritchard; and three brothers-in-law, Charles Corbin, Jim Reinhart and Joel Zapf; and four sisters-in-law, Judy Pritchard, Janice West, Jerri Baker, and Jenny (Chopper) Schuldt

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
July 28, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
200 N. Franklin
Edgewood, IA 52042

Graveside Service with Military Rites
Saturday
July 30, 2022

10:00 AM
Union Cemetery
rural
Littleport, IA 52055