James Albert “Albie” Huff, age 70, of Monmouth,
Illinois was born on February 21, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois and is the son of
James A. and Mary Weir Huff. Albie was
raised in what is now known as the “Stewart House” located at 1015 East Euclid
Avenue. He first attended Garfield Elementary school in Monmouth and then the Leelanau
Schools in Glen Arbor, Michigan. He then graduated from Monmouth High School
with the class of 1970. Albie then
attended Monmouth College, being the third generation of his family to do so,
and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. While at Monmouth College he was a member of
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society
and was awarded the F.Garvin Davenport Prize for Excellence in the study of
History. Albie served ten years in the United
States Navy Reserve where he received training as an Emergency Medical Technician. Albie married Sandy Johnson in 1974, and
together they have two daughters, Kristin and her husband Paul Hallahan who
reside in Chicago, Illinois and Mary and "DJ" Cook and their daughter Maeve who
reside in Monmouth, Illinois.
Albie first was employed by Dave Turnbull at the
funeral home in Monmouth, as an assistant, before employments at Monmouth Post
office and the Community National Bank. He then enjoyed a successful career in sales
and business development at Key Outdoor, Inc., Cole Harford Company, and lastly
NAMCO Cybertainment, INC. in Chicago, Illinois. Albie then joined John Turnbull as an
assistant in the operations at Turnbulls in 2009 to the present.
Albie enjoys sports, reading, playing golf, walking his
golden retriever Izzy, and socializing with his many friends.