Alfred “Al” Lee Pritchard – Edgewood

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.

Online condolences may be sent to Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, Iowa.

Graveside Service with Military Rites: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 30, 2022 with Mike Jackson officiating. Interment: Union Cemetery, rural Littleport, Iowa.

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