Effingham’s firts Economic Development Director Norbert “Bud” Althoff passed away on Thursday, February 4th at the age of 97.
Althoff was a 1937 graduate of Effingham High School and a 1942 graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in accounting. Bud was a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving from 1942-1945. He was a celestial navigator in the China-India-Burma Campaign, flying supply missions in India across the Himalayas into China.
Following his time working for the City, Althoff was involved with the Cross at the Crossroads project and the Family Life Center.
Funeral service info is available here.