Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 2, 2012

James Leonard Albrecht


TRAVERSE CITY — James Leonard Albrecht, 70, of Traverse City, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Munson Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. James was born on Sept. 25, 1942, in Macomb County, to the late Russel Otis and Margaret Magdalina (Burg) Albrecht.

He married Nancy Jean Romack on Oct. 6, 1962, in Saginaw. Together they raised four wonderful children.

James enjoyed euchre, crossword puzzles, suduko, reading, cooking and trains. Most importantly, James was a dedicated father and patient grandfather, spending many hours at sporting events and collecting mementos for them.

Surviving James are his wife, Nancy; children, James (Anna) Albrecht, of Traverse City, Dawn (Phil) Sloboda, of Valparaiso, Ind., Jeffrey (Barbara) Albrecht, of Clover, S.C., and Danna (Chris) Widmar, of Cary, N.C.; grandchildren, Allie, Summer, Joseph, Rebecca, Quentin, Justin, Austin, Madison, Elana and Jake; sisters, Betty Ann (Dan) Vollmar and Beverly Holen; as well as many other loving family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Feast of Victory Lutheran Church. Pastor James Helman will serve as celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Feast of Victory Lutheran Church.

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The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.