In memory of
John R. Anderson
Anderson, John R. left the arms of loving family members and friends when he passed away on Sept. 26, 2016. He was born to Richard and Elsa (Ericson) Anderson in Milwaukee, WI, on Dec. 11, 1936, and grew up in Elgin, Ill, graduating from High School in 1954. He also had a deep connection with North Central Minnesota, where he spent much time with cousins and his maternal grandparents. He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy, then graduated in early 1962 from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Management and Finance. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 to 1978. Leaving the military he began a new career in healthcare management. In 1990 he was employed by the City of Chandler, leading to a specialty in transportation planning. John served as the Executive Director for the Arizona Transit Association from 2002-2010. John enjoyed people, especially his family, he liked playing cards, fantasy football and baseball, MN University Gopher basketball and football, and loved classical music. John is survived by his wife Jeanne, brother Jim (Julia), daughter Laura (Larry) Greseth, sons Keith (Carrie), Mike (Bonnie), Donny, Kurt (Rachel), stepdaughter Heather (Michael) Udayan, ten grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held in Leisure World's Rec 1, in the King Card Room, on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 12pm-2:30pm
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