James Norman Andersen Sr., 71, of Woodstock, formerly of Chicago and Elgin, passed away February 3, 2016 at Centegra Hospital. Born March 3, 1944 in Joliet; he was the son of Norman A. and Mildred M. (Durst) Andersen. He married Theresa Cierny on November 20, 1971 in Niles.
Jim was Vice President of Research and part owner of Lynk Labs Incorporated.
A man with love for cats, Jim enjoyed working on computers, LED lighting, watching science fiction, camping , bowling, playing his guitar, fishing, telling jokes, eating good food and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Theresa Andersen; his children, James N. (Kelly) Andersen Jr. and Robyn (Paul) Rinaldi; grandchildren, Samantha, Michael, James N. III, Amber, and Nicholas; great-grandchild, Matthew; sister, Jacqueline (Richard) Wiggins.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Visitation 5 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m., at Querhammer and Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake. Online condolences may be submitted at querhammerandflagg.com