Nicholas ‘Nick’ Steven Althoff

A memorial service was held Sunday, March 3, 2024 for 45-year-old Nicholas “Nick” Steven Althoff of St. Louis, Missouri, who passed away at 5:44 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.


He was born December 27, 1978 in Red Bud, Illinois, a son of Craig and Mary (nee Ruhmann) Althoff, who survive in Red Bud.


He is also survived by his fiancee: Michelle Fisher St. Louis, Mo.;  Michelle’s parents: Robert and Margaret Fisher St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters: Jessica (Rob) Whiteley Orlando, Fla. and Jaclyn (Greg) Knobloch of Valmeyer, Ill.; Michelle’s sister: Dawn (John) Martin of St. Charles, Mo.; a nephew: Graham Knobloch of Valmeyer, Ill.;  Michelle’s nieces and nephews: Lily, Owen, Alex and Riley Martin; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Ralph and Rosanna Ruhmann and Harvey and Peggy Althoff and a godson: Nathan Weilbacher


He graduated from SIUE with a degree in accounting.


He worked for Kohner Properties in St. Louis, Missouri. A few years ago he became Vice President of Property Management at Kohner Properties.


Nick gave his all to whatever he did.


In any family games we played, you knew he was going to win, he was extremely competitive.


He enjoyed following sports and was a season ticket holder to the St. Louis Battlehawks. When the St. Louis Rams left St. Louis, he started cheering for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Trout fishing was also one of his favorite pastimes with his fiancee: Michelle. He earned his Missouri Lunker Patch in 2022 at Montauk State Park. Any vacation spent fishing was fine with him.


He was also an avid gardener and liked doing home carpenter projects. He has the largest selection of Ryobi tools.


He was the best FUNCLE (Fun Uncle) to his nephew, Graham, who always sat by his side. Together, they went to baseball card shows, fishing, and camping.


Nick was selfless, as he thought of others and marked on his driver’s license to be an organ donor. They took tissue from his body which can help 70 plus children in the St. Louis area and the gift of sight for someone as well.


Visitation was noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud, Illinois.


A memorial service for 45-year-old Nicholas “Nick” Steven Althoff of St. Louis was held at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 3, 2024 at the Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud, Illinois. Brother Tom Ruhmann OMI will officiate.


Nick was always thinking of others, and he would want everyone to do the same. In lieu of flowers and memorials, take the money and do something thoughtful for yourself and your loved ones. Think of

Nick when you are doing that. That would make him smile.