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Posted on: August 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City Flag Lowered To Half-Staff For Former Alderman

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of former Alderman and community volunteer John Andersen, 93, who died July 30.

Mr. Andersen and his family moved to Geneva in 1960. After retiring as an elementary school principal in 1983, he was Geneva High School's varsity tennis coach for a decade, winning the conference title five times. He was a First Ward Alderman from 1989-1993 and also served as the chair of the City's Safety Committee and on the Police and Fire Commission.

Mr. Andersen was a dedicated community volunteer being involved in the Geneva Lions Club, Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Delnor Hospital, and the United Methodist Church of Geneva. He was named parade marshall of the Geneva Swedish Days parade in 1992. More information about Mr. Anderson's community service and accomplishments can be found in his obituary online.

The City of Geneva expresses its condolences to the Andersen family and friends for their loss.

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