October 30, 1945 - September 2, 2020
Alan Manchester died Wednesday September 2nd, 2020, at home in Plainfield, IL. He was born and raised in Morrison, IL, the 4th of 5 children to Dr. Ward B. Manchester II and his wife Virginia. He graduated Morrison High School class of 1964. He joined General Electric and worked there for over 30 years on the production floor, shipping department, and purchasing office. During this time he also earned two associates degrees in industrial safety and health. Alan married his wife Judy in 1973 and they raised two children together, Joshua and Danika. He volunteered with Master Gardener’s, bowled, played softball, and attended every teacher conference, sporting event, quizbowl meet, and musical concert his children participated in, of which there were many. He attended First Presbyterian Church of Morrison, IL, First Presbyterian Church of Dupage in Bolingbrook, IL, participated in Blackhawk Presbytery committees and general assembly, and hosted international exchange and graduate students for many years. Following retirement Alan enjoyed traveling the world with his wife, including Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Puerto Rico, Norway, England, France, Hawaii, China, Hong Kong, Germany, and Austria. He played cards (and holds the high score record!) at Euchre, played bocci ball, and created beautiful stained glass creations with his friends in the Carillon community. Alan is survived by his wife Judy (nee Alness), son Joshua, daughter-in-law Beatriz, grandsons Omar and Axel, daughter Danika, and brothers and sister-in laws Bob and Beth Manchester of Cedar Rapids, IA, Dave and Jane Manchester of Clarendon Hills, IL, Jan Manchester of Morrison, IL, and Jean Obermeier of Clark, SD and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Ward B. Manchester III of Morrison, IL and sister Debra Manchester of DeWitt, IA. Alan had a terrific sense of humor, impish grin, caring heart, and will be deeply missed by friends and family. Services and Interment will be private.
Alan Manchester died Wednesday September 2nd, 2020, at home in Plainfield, IL. He was born and raised in Morrison, IL, the 4th of 5 children to Dr. Ward B. Manchester II and his wife Virginia. He graduated Morrison High School class of 1964.... View Obituary & Service Information
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