Redlin Funeral Home

James Michael `Jim` Albrecht , Age 76

November 28, 1944 --January 07, 2021

James Michael "Jim" Albrecht, age 76 of Merrimac, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at Oak Park Place. James, son of James and Louise (Burkhardt) Albrecht was born Nov. 28, 1944 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

On March 20, 1976 he was united in marriage to Rita J. Sykora at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenview, Illinois.

James worked as a group purchasing manager in the medical products field for many years.

In his free time he enjoyed fishing, walking, boating and financial planning.

Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Rita; daughter, Amy (Rob) Tourdot; son, Brian (Jennifer) Albrecht; five grandchildren, Alex and Eli Tourdot and Jackob, Lukas and Katelynn Albrecht; siblings, Peggy (Hank) Loncki, Barb (Phil) Rowley, Mike Albrecht as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private family services will take place and burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Agrace Hospice, Jims name.


Kent and Judy Drysch January 08, 2021

Brother in Law Buffalo Grove , Illinois

Jim was a cherished brother-in-law and will truly be missed. His sense of humor, fishing tales and generosity will live on in our memories.

Betty and Tom Posey January 08, 2021

Friends Crystal Lake

Dear Rita and family, We were very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We wish you strength and comfort in facing this very difficult time. We will remember the pleasant lunches we all shared over the years with you and Jim. God bless you all.

Mary Tuegel January 09, 2021

friend Grayslake , Illinois

I can't find words enough to express the sorrow I feel for all of you. My heart goes out to you!

Bill Johnson January 09, 2021

Friend Arlington Heights , Illinois

With sincere condolences, I want to extend to the family my sympathy on Jim's passing. From becoming friends while living in the Island Lake area to sharing many fishing adventures especially on Lake Wisconsin, Jim taught me the value of true friendship. Rest in peace my Friend!

Carol Schubert January 09, 2021

Friend Mineral Point , Wisconsin

So sorry for your loss Peg. Hugs

Shane Johnson January 10, 2021

Friend Clinton , Wisconsin

To a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and friend. I will always remember the man whose laugh was infectious and a smile that stretched over a country mile. My prayers and condolences to all... Shane Johnson

Holly Johnson January 10, 2021

Friend Arlington Heights , Illinois

I always kiddingly said Jim was the brother I never wanted, but nothing could have been farther from the truth. He was such an all around good and decent guy. When I meet him again, (and I know I will) he will greet me with one of his zingers, I look forward to it! I was blessed to have known him. With much love to all his family and friends.

Tammy & Chuck Dalbec January 10, 2021

Great Friends of Peggy and Hank Loncki Social Circle , Georgia

Memories of Jim will last Forever and until we ALL see him again. We know that Jim is at Peace with the Lord Jesus. May Eternal Rest Shine Upon Him!!

Joe and Juliana Hahn January 10, 2021

Friend/neighbor Merrimac , Wisconsin

Having Jim as my friend and fishing partner was, and always will be, a cherished gift. The empty front seat of my boat will never look right to me. We shared a passion for family and fishing that made our time together completely wonderful...unless one of us happened to outfish the other! Juliana and I will both miss you greatly, have found a spot in a little corner of our souls where you will always be.