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Alton G. Mahnken
February 20, 1947 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Asleep in Jesus arms. Alton (Al) Glen Mahnken was baptized on the day of his birth on February 20, 1947 and entered eternity on January 25, 2024. He was the son of Albert and Eloise Mahnken (Bauer) of Grant, Nebraska and older brother of Marvin. He was confirmed on Palm Sunday in 1960. He attended Concordia High School and Concordia Teacher’s College in Seward, Nebraska where he majored in Church Music. Al married Carol (Johnson) on August 10, 1968. They were blessed with three sons: Timothy Paul Sr. (Angelia), grandson Timothy Paul Jr.; Jonathan David (fiancé Michelle Basile), granddaughters Elizabeth Grace and Katelyn Olivia, (stepgrandson-to-be Victor Basile); and Aaron Mark.
Al served as music director and teacher at Trinity Church and School in Crown Point, Indiana then St. Paul’s Church and Central Lutheran School in New Haven, Indiana. He also worked for Lutheran Brotherhood and the Lutheran Church Missouri Syond Office of the Treasurer. Al then taught music at Atonement Lutheran School in St. Louis, Missouri.
Al was passionate about Lutheran education and helped start Lutheran High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He loved music and sang in choirs. He played the role of King Wenceslas in Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Missouri’s Boar’s Head Festival for many years beginning in 1987. Al was inducted to the Wall of Honor at Lutheran High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He served Immanuel Lutheran Church in various ways including as elder, President, and organist. Preceded in death by his parents and his brother.
Al loved his Lord, his family, and serving His church!
Visitation will be held at 10:00a at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Missouri, followed at 11:00a by the funeral. Internment to follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Cemetery. The family encourages all to join together after the internment for a luncheon at Immanual’s Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, for those wishing to send memorials the family suggests organizations such as Immanual Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Missouri, Lutheran High School in St. Charles, Missouri, Lutheran High School in Kansas City, Missouri, and Lutheran High School South in St. Louis, Missouri.