The original item was published from July 17, 2020 12:42 PM to January 1, 2021 12:00 AM
The City of Geneva is mourning the loss of longtime school crossing guard Rich Nelson.
Mr. Nelson, 72, had been employed with the City as a crossing guard since 1999 and gallantly served at one of Geneva's busiest locations at State Street (Route 38) and East Side Drive.
Mr. Nelson retired from the Union Pacific Railroad before his two decade run of safely crossing Geneva students heading to and from school. The lifelong Geneva resident was eager to talk about anything related to the railroad and even served as the official company photographer for the rail company.
Among his proudest achievements was being flown to Texas to photograph the funeral train of President George H.W. Bush in 2018.
Thank you Mr. Nelson for your years of dedicated service to the Geneva community. You will be missed.