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Obituary for Alfred J "Al" Mangelsdorf Jr.

Alfred J. Mangelsdorf, Jr., 94, of Atchison, KS, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family.

A private family graveside service will be held at Mt.Vernon Cemtery, Atchison, KS, with Rev. Brad Greene officiating. Memorials are suggested to American Lung Association and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, who has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Al was born on February 14, 1928, in Lawrence, KS, the son of Alfred John Mangelsdorf, Sr., and Helen (Leibengood) Mangelsdorf. He attended schools in Lawrence and Atchison, graduating from Atchison High School. Al served in the United State Army Corp of Engineer from 1946 to 1948 in Japan. Upon his return from the service, he attended Benedictine College. Al worked in the office of Ed. F. Mangelsdorf Seed CO., for several years before going to work at Rockwell in 1960 as a manager of production control, retiring in 1990 with thirty years of service. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Al was an avid fisherman, a member of the Atchison Bass Club. He traveled all over the country participating and winning fishing tournaments. Besides fishing he enjoyed gardening and yardwork and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Al married Velma Chmidling in February 1950 at the First Christian Church. They were just shy of celebrating seventy-three years of marriage. Velma survives of the home. Survivors include two sons, Rick and Kathy Mangelsdorf, Lawrence, KS, Bill and Kelly Mangelsdorf, Leavenworth, KS, two daughters, Susie Sutter, Silver Spring, MD, Debbie and Raymond Kane, Atchison, KS, daughter in law, Diane Mangelsdorf, Tonganoxie, KS, twelve grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

He was preceded by his parents, a son Robert Mangelsdorf, Sr., and a grandson, Robert Mangelsdorf, Jr.