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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.

September 10, 2023
September 10, 2023
Happy Birthday Dad!
Miss you bunches!
Love Jen
March 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
11 years ago today you left us Dad. I miss you and pray you are at rest in peace.
Love,
Jenny
March 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
Dad,
It’s so hard to believe it has been 11 years since you went to heaven. I was driving home last night and a song came on the radio that you used to listen to when we were kids. I haven’t heard that song in years! Brought back great family memories…I know you are still looking over us. And I know you are at peace. I love and miss you! Angie
March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022
Hard to believe it has been a decade since you went to heaven ….so many things happened that year and every year since then that you have missed. We are Celebrating 10 years in business this year. You didn’t quite make it to our grand opening but I know you have been looking over us and guiding us through the years. I wish you were here to see our progress and celebrate with us. I miss you Dad and love you more than words can express.
March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022
Thinking of you today dad. I cannot believe it has been 10 years since you left us! Love you always, Jenny
September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021
WOW! Dad, it is hard to believe you would have been 81 today. Your life was cut way too short. We miss you but know you are smiling down on all of us.
I hope you are experiencing peace and happiness. Happy Birthday! I love you!
Angie
March 16, 2021
March 16, 2021
Miss you Dad!

Love,
Jenny

This scripture is only fitting since you left us on 3/16/2012

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV
March 16, 2020
March 16, 2020
Dad, 8 years has flown by but memories of you live on in my heart and mind. Dad you are loved and missed! I love you, Jenny

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 KJV
March 16, 2018
March 16, 2018
Dad, I can not believe it has been 6 years since you left us. I miss you bunches. Love Jen
September 10, 2017
September 10, 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!
March 15, 2017
March 15, 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
September 10, 2016
September 10, 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
June 19, 2016
June 19, 2016
I know this is a happy Fathers Day for you Dad... You have Mom by your side. I love and miss you both
March 16, 2016
March 16, 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
December 25, 2015
December 25, 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
September 10, 2015
September 10, 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
September 10, 2015
September 10, 2015
Happy 75th Birthday Dad. I love you and miss you so much!
June 21, 2015
June 21, 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
September 10, 2014
September 10, 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.
September 10, 2014
September 10, 2014
Happy Birthday Daddy! I love you my whole heart!
September 10, 2014
September 10, 2014
Happy birthday Grandpa Jim. I miss and love you sooo much!
September 10, 2014
September 10, 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
March 16, 2014
March 16, 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
March 16, 2014
March 16, 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
March 16, 2013
March 16, 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
February 8, 2013
February 8, 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!
September 10, 2012
September 10, 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
April 5, 2012
April 5, 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!
April 4, 2012
April 4, 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
April 4, 2012
April 4, 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!
March 25, 2012
March 25, 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
March 25, 2012
March 25, 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 .....
March 25, 2012
March 25, 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
March 24, 2012
March 24, 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.
March 24, 2012
March 24, 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
March 23, 2012
March 23, 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.
March 23, 2012
March 23, 2012
I will miss you Grandpa Jim!! I love you! Rest in Peace.
Love,
Rachel
March 23, 2012
March 23, 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
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September 10, 2023
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Happy Birthday Dad!
Miss you bunches!
Love Jen
March 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
11 years ago today you left us Dad. I miss you and pray you are at rest in peace.
Love,
Jenny
March 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
Dad,
It’s so hard to believe it has been 11 years since you went to heaven. I was driving home last night and a song came on the radio that you used to listen to when we were kids. I haven’t heard that song in years! Brought back great family memories…I know you are still looking over us. And I know you are at peace. I love and miss you! Angie
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September 10, 2023
Happy Birthday Grandpa, I know you’re celebrating with the angels, so we’re celebrating you down here. I want you to know you are very much alive in my heart as well as grandma, you guys were the definition of soulmates. I know true love isn’t Romeo and Juliet it’s Grandma and Grandpa who grew old together. You guys both built a life together on earth with dedication to each other and you guys endured whatever came your guys way. You guys set an example of what a relationship is all about. I love you guys, Happy Birthday Grandpa!! 
- Reeghan Regelbrugge 

Happy Birthday Dad!

September 10, 2023
Happy Birthday to the man that made me the person that I am today.  Thank you for guiding me and giving me the ethics that have made me successful. I have learned so many things from you. The family values you created carry on with me. You showed unconditional love that is unmeasurable. Your apple trees have produced a ton of apples this year! And they look beautiful. I know you would be amazed by them. And they make great apple pies! Give Cocoa a big hug and kiss for me. I always remember the day I brought her to meet you at the VA hospital. You held her on your chest and you told her “ you are going to have a great life”! And I said “s he already does”! And she did have an amazing life..yet too short. Someday we will all be together. In the meanwhile, keep watching over all of us and guiding us. I love and miss you

Merry Christmas Dad

December 11, 2016

I hope you and Mom have an awesome time! Love you both very much!

oxox

Always,


Jenny     

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