Let the memory of James be with us forever
  • 71 years old
  • Born on September 10, 1940 in Geneva, Illinois, United States.
  • Passed away on March 16, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, James Regelbrugge, 71, born on September 10, 1940 and passed away on March 16, 2012.  

We will remember him forever!


"Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow".
~Author Unknown~


Navy Anthem

(Captain Alfred H. Miles U.S.N. and Charles A. Zimmerman)

Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to college joys, we sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night on shore, drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more:
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home.

Stand, Navy, out to sea, Fight our battle cry;
We'll never change our course, So vicious foe steer shy-y-y-y.
Roll out the TNT, Anchors Aweigh.
Sail on to victory
And sink their bones to Davy Jones, hooray!

Stand Navy, down the field,
Sail set to the sky
We'll never change our course
So Army you steer shy-y-y-y

Roll up the score Navy
Anchors Aweigh
Sail, Navy, down the field,
And sink the Army, sink the Army gray.

Posted by Jennifer Mault on 16th March 2018
Dad, I can not believe it has been 6 years since you left us. I miss you bunches. Love Jen
Posted by Angelique George on 10th September 2017
Happy Birthday Dad! Hope you and mom are having a great birthday celebration together. We miss you both. Tony and I picked apples from your trees and baked apple pies this weekend for your birthday! Your trees are growing beautifully. I love you!
Posted by Jennifer Mault on 10th September 2017
Happy Birthday Dad! Love you, Jen
Posted by Jennifer Mault on 15th March 2017
Dad, I can not believe it will be 5 years since you left. Thanks for coming to me in my dreams with a message. I hope you and Mom are doing well. I love you both bunches. Miss you forever. Jenny
Posted by Jennifer Mault on 22nd December 2016
Merry Christmas Dad! Love you! oxoxo
Posted by Angie George on 10th September 2016
Happy Birthday Dad... It seems like yesterday that you were still here. I miss and love you more than words can say. I hope you and Mom are celebrating together. Love Angie
Posted by Jennifer Mault on 10th September 2016
♡Happy Birthday Dad!♡
Posted by Angelique George on 19th June 2016
I know this is a happy Fathers Day for you Dad... You have Mom by your side. I love and miss you both
Posted by Jennifer Mault on 19th June 2016
Happy Fathers Day Dad! Miss you bunches.
Posted by Jennifer Mault on 16th March 2016
Dad, I can not believe you have been gone for 4 years! It seems like yesterday. I know you and Mom are together now and I take comfort in the fact that neither of you are in pain anymore. I love you and miss you, Jenny
Posted by Joan Regelbrugge on 25th December 2015
My Darling Husband: Merry Christmas. I love you now and for eternity and miss your presence even more. I know how you loved the Holiday, they are not the same without you. Yours forever, Joanie
Posted by Joan Regelbrugge on 10th September 2015
Dear Sweetheart: Happy Birthday, I wish you could be here to celebrate your 75th with me. As you know the kids wore me out this past week-end for my B-Day. You would have enjoyed going to the Apple Farm, I even got to hold a baby goat, but then you would know that as I feel you watching over me every day. I miss you so much and love you from the bottom of my heart. Until we meet again my love still continues and will even in eternity. Love, Joanie
Posted by Jennifer Mault on 10th September 2015
Happy 75th Birthday Dad. I love you and miss you so much!
Posted by Joan Regelbrugge on 21st June 2015
Happy Father's Day to a wonderful father and husband all of the years we were together. My love will never die - I love you my heart, Joanie
Posted by Jennifer Mault on 21st June 2015
Happy Fathers Day Dad!
Posted by Jennifer Mault on 15th March 2015
No one will ever take your place! I love you dad!
Posted by Angelique George on 10th September 2014
Happy Birthday Dad! We are working on a special tribute to you with your apple trees! You are gonna love it. Beautiful flagstone patio with a bench under your trees. I will upload the picture once complete...but I know you have already seen it. I love you very much and find peace knowing you are in a perfect place in heaven.
Posted by Jennifer Mault on 10th September 2014
Happy Birthday Daddy! I love you my whole heart!
Posted by Amanda Hanson on 10th September 2014
Happy birthday Grandpa Jim. I miss and love you sooo much!
Posted by Joan Regelbrugge on 10th September 2014
My darling husband: I wish you a Happy B-day on this day of the wonderful memories we shared for 50 years. I sure do miss you....I hope you heard me the night before last, I had a long talk with you, I still cry for you and miss you and always will. Until we meet again my love, Yours forever, your wife, Joanie
Posted by Rachel Lisner on 16th March 2014
Grandpa, I can't believe it has been 2 years! I think about you all the time. I love and miss you very much! ♡ Rachel
Posted by Joan Regelbrugge on 16th March 2014
My dearest Husband: today is 2 years since you went to heaven it seems like yesterday. I miss you so much and carry your love in my heart and always will. I'm taking the trip that we both wanted to do together, you will be with me. My love forever darling. Love, Joanie
Posted by Joan Regelbrugge on 16th March 2013
My darling it's been one year since you left us but it still feels like yesterday. My heart is still aching for your love. I will be with you when God makes his decision, we must go by God's will. He has been my strength to guide me through this terrible loss in my life.. Love forever until we meet again, your loving wife Joanie
Posted by Mercedes Woodin on 8th February 2013
To James regelbrugge's family. I am James cousin. We believe James was Emil's son. His parents divorced & his mom took him to Chicago . I saw my granpa & granmas wedding pic among James life. Edmon Regelbrugge was my dad Leon's dad. We learned Emil's son wS in navy. My nephew Leon John Regelbrugge is commander in navy. My name is Mercedes Regelbrugge Woodin - I send our condolences!
Posted by Joan Regelbrugge on 10th September 2012
My Darling Husband I wish you a Happy Birthday and hope you having a piece of cake that you always liked. I miss you now and will forever my love. Until we meet again my love, Joanie
Posted by Angelique George on 10th September 2012
Happy Birthday Dad! We love and miss you!
Posted by Barbara Ciccia on 5th April 2012
Dearest Dud, AKA Jim, I remember being with you & Joanie, at your engagement celebration, at Frank's, down from Gert's! Though I was only ten I can still see the love you had for each other & the smiles from ear to ear! You 2 were one of the strongest partnerships of love I've seen. God Bless U. Lv U!
Posted by Paul Hanson on 4th April 2012
PS, when I get to heaven save me a seat by your recliner, Got a lot of catching up to do :-) Love you gramps!
Posted by Paul Hanson on 4th April 2012
Grandpa, I remember the last time I seen you that you reached out to shake my hand ackowledgeing that i have grown into a man, and when I moved your hand and hugged you I can still remember the smile on your face. I wish I could give you one last Hug,RIP Love your grandson Paul
Posted by Anthony Regelbrugge on 25th March 2012
And I will never forget the things you have taught me and many of the things we have done together. I've enjoyed everything from working with you, fishing and hunting. I will always keep you in my heart. I love you very much and will always remember the important life lessons you have instilled in my life. Love, your son, Tony
Posted by Anthony Regelbrugge on 25th March 2012
Hey pop , I just wanted you to know that you will greatly be missed not only by me but by my family ,Blayne holds the Navel ring you gave him close to him all the time!And I here Reegan and Brynn yelling in the background We love you papa!!Jenny and the kids put Your easter basket together and I was happy to know you liked everything in it . You and I have done many things together .....
Posted by Amanda Hanson on 25th March 2012
Grandpa, Its hard to accept your gone. I wish I could see you one last time.I love you and I know we will meet again one day. rest in peace. Amanda
Posted by Denise McCalla on 24th March 2012
Jim, You were my neighbor for such a short time. You were so kind and friendly. I will truly miss you. God bless you and your family.
Posted by Ann Gottwald on 24th March 2012
Uncle Dud, My memories of you will never be clouded by your departure home. I bet your in heaven riding horses, healthy and happy. Some of my fondest childhood memories of visiting you and Aunt Joanie in St.Charles, will always make me smile. I just know your having a piece of homemade pie from Grandma Drake! Til we meet again, Love Anna xoxo
Posted by Joan Regelbrugge on 23rd March 2012
To my darling husband of 49 years I love you and miss you so very much.......you will be with me forever more until we meet again. Best husband, father and provider to your family who loved you very much. Your path crossed so may people who loved you with your once in a while sense of humor but with a your huge heart never said no to give a helping hand when needed. Until we meet again.
Posted by Rachel Lisner on 23rd March 2012
I will miss you Grandpa Jim!! I love you! Rest in Peace. Love, Rachel
Posted by Brenda Farr on 23rd March 2012
May God bless your family at this time and you can find comfort and healing with the prayers that are being offered for your family. --Brenda Farr
Posted by Janey Bibb on 23rd March 2012
Jennifer, I work in the financial assistance office at LCU and wanted to send my condolences to you in the loss of your dad. I know he will be missed and pray that God provides you with comfort and peace during this time. God bless you and your family.
Posted by Paul Begley on 23rd March 2012
Dear Jim, I have never met you, but one day I will and thank you so much for your service to our Nation. God be with you in great peace until we meet one day in Heaven! Pastor Paul Begley
Posted by Delores Martinez on 23rd March 2012
Rest in peace Jim! with loving thoughts...
Posted by Angelique George on 22nd March 2012
Dad, I love you so much! I am grateful for the time we had together. I know we will be together some day in heaven. I find comfort knowing that you are no longer in pain. I know you are at peace. Thank you for watching over our family. You are missed so much! Love, Angie
Posted by William Mault on 22nd March 2012
Jim, You'll be in our hearts forever. You will be missed. Bill
Posted by Jennifer Mault on 22nd March 2012
Dad, I miss you so very much! Thank you for all you have done for our family. Although you left so quickly, the essence of your love is forever in my heart. Rest in peace daddy! I love you, Jenny

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