George E. Albrecht , Age 90

November 07, 1933 --June 13, 2024

George E. Albrecht, age 90, of Baraboo, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at his home.

George, son of Eric and Erna (Miller) Albrecht, was born in Baraboo on November 07, 1933. In 1947, he started working at Thompson’s Jewelry Store after school. He got his watchmaker’s license from the state at the age of 16, after a 4-year Apprenticeship. He also passed a G1 diamond grading course during his career. He served his country in the Army Signal Core from 1958 to 1959. He was trained on Redstone, the first large American ballistic missile. He spent two years as active duty then two years in reserve. 

He worked and co-owned Thompson Jewelry for many years with Floyd and Anne Thompson, who he lived with and learned the trade from. He bought Thompson’s Jewelry store in 1981 and “retired” in 1995. After leaving the store, George fixed and sold jewelry out of his home business up until his death. George loved motorcycles, especially his Harley. He enjoyed taking trips to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. He also found pleasure driving and maintaining his property with his beloved Kubota tractor. George always had a great sense of humor. He loved his family and friends and relished the many dinners out and various activities with them.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends, including his three cats, Archie, Floyd and Peanut, which were his close family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings, Dorothy Kopecky, Everett Albrecht, Violet Lawrence, and Jean Zimmerman.

Graveside Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2024 at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo with Pastor Jonathan Tipton officiating. Military Honors will be provided at the cemetery by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. 

The family would like to give special thanks to Jerry Leis, for being his companion and helping him during his illness. As well as Lisa McClyman, for her knowledge and friendship over the past many years.


Art and Sue Christofersen June 15, 2024

Neighbors Baraboo , Wisconsin

Our prayers are with you all. The short time we had the pleasure of knowing George brought us some wonderful memories. His surprising us with plowing our snowy driveway and me trying to chase him down in the Kabota to give him fudge to say Thank you, joining us for a BBQ, and my favorite was when he created a beautiful diamond necklace for me which I wear every day. He will be greatly missed.

Betty L Krueger June 17, 2024

Former neighbor and friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

George and the Thompsons were neighbors to me and I loved visiting with them and George. George always was smiling and had a sense of humor that made chats with him an adventure! I miss them and was sad to see George move from our neighborhood. R I P George.

Debra Alsip June 17, 2024

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

My condolences to the family. George was was such a nice, caring person. He will be missed.

Penny Snyder June 17, 2024

Neighbor Baraboo , Wisconsin

Rest in Peace George. My favorite memory of George when I stopped over to see his Indian motorcycle. To my surprise... all I found was about twenty bushel baskets filled with motorcycle parts. After many days, hours and determination George accomplished his Indian Motorcycle. It was beautiful. George, Ann and Floyd Thompson were life time neighbors and friends.

Emma Wells June 17, 2024

Friend Lyndon station , Wisconsin

My heart is broken .He sure will be missed .I loved hearing him say George Here! When i would call him.Will be keeping his family in prayer.