Douglas E. “Dean” Albrecht Jr., age 48, of Genoa City, WI, died Monday, November 10, 2014, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn.
He was born November 3, 1966 in Elgin to Douglas Sr. and Madalyn G. “Lynn” (Gersch) Albrecht. On August 27, 1994, he married Tracy A. Carter in Las Vegas.
Dean was raised in Wonder Lake, and educated in Woodstock School District 200. He continued his education at Harper College, where he played football. From Harper, Dean attended Arizona State University for a year, where injury sidelined him from his dream of playing football. Upon returning home, he began what would become his career as a master carpenter and jack-of-all- trades in all facets of construction.
Dean also loved rock music. He enjoyed playing bass in two bands, the Headless Ten Speeders, where he played along with his son, Chase, on guitar, and D.O.D. He was the “life of the party”, but most of all, he will be remembered as a proud son, husband and father who was devoted to his family.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Tracy; two sons, Justin and Chase; his father, Douglas E. Albrecht Sr.; and many aunts & uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lynn, also on November 10, in 2011.
Friends may visit with his family from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, with visitation resuming following the service.
Memorials would be appreciated to the family.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.