Effingham Daily News
Norma Josephine Cain, 99, of Effingham passed away at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham. Visitation was held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery. Memorials may be made to donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
Norma was born July 22, 1913, in Effingham, the daughter of John B. and Philomena (Wente) Althoff. She married John D. Cain on Nov. 11, 1945, in Des Moines, Iowa, and he preceded her in death in 1979. Norma was a graduate of St. Anthony High School in the class of 1933. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham and the St. Anthony Council of Catholic Women.
Althoff Insurance Agency was started by her father, John B. Althoff, in the 1900s. Urse and Ray Althoff ran the company after the death of their father in 1933. Norma started working at Althoff Insurance Agency after high school and ran the business with her husband, John in 1946 until retiring in 1975.
Norma is survived by her daughter, Norma Jean (Don) Springer of Denton, Texas; grandchildren, Donna J. Springer of Addison, Texas, Deborah E. Evans-Lombe of Austin, Texas, David W. Springer of Garland, Texas, Diane L. Springer of Denton, Texas, Daniel W. Springer of Kenne, Texas, Dawn E. (Edward) Jarusinsky of Austin, Texas, and Doug A. (Christine) Cain of Colgate, Wis.; great-grandchildren, Brian B. Cain, Alyssa M. Cain, Jonalyn E. Cain, Elaine M. Evans-Lombe, David W. Springer and Caitlyn P. Springer; nieces and nephews, Kay Adams, Kent Weber, Jane Brandt and Bill Martens; caretakers, Anna Miller, Joedy Hightower, great-niece, and Kay Adams, niece.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; son, James; one brother, Raymond Althoff; three sisters, Urse Weber, Midge Martens and Marie Martens.