ANOKA -- John L. Weaver, age 76, of Anoka, Minn., longtime cabin owner in the Brainerd lakes area, died Dec. 18, 2004, in Anoka. He was born in Anoka, Minn., March 19, 1928. He was a lifelong resident of Anoka. He graduated from Anoka High School in 1946 (valedictorian). He attended University of Minnesota from 1946-1951, Alpha Delta Phi. NROTC (Served aboard USS Iowa and USS Boxer in the Pacific. President of The Weaver Brothers Co., real estate investors/developers. He was a member of Kiwanis Club of Anoka, Anoka Chamber of Commerce, Zion Lutheran Church of Anoka, Minnesota National Guard Advisory Committee, Board of Directors Anoka Community Concert Association, Anoka Ramsey Community College Foundation, Anoka Hennepin Technical College Foundation and Anoka County Historical Society past president, Anoka Hennepin District No. 11 School Board from 1971-1978, Minnesota House of Representatives from 1978-1982, Anoka City Council 1983 to present, Minnesota Municipal Power Agency from 1990 to present, and Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Board from 2000-2003. He attained rank of Eagle in scouting in 1944 and Viking Council Board of Directors from 1960 to present. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Esther Weaver, one brother and six sisters. Survived by wife, Jenille "Jill;" son, Jeff, and wife, Robin, of Anoka; daughters, Sarah Aga and husband, Jeff, of Nisswa, Martha West, and husband, Lance, of Indiana; six and one-third grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Wednesday "1:29 p.m." at Zion Lutheran Church, Fourth and Adams St., Anoka. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Anoka. Visitation will be at the church from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the John L. Weaver Memorial Fund at the First National Bank of Elk River, Anoka office, 1121 West Highway 10, Anoka, MN 55303. Arrangements are with Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home in Anoka.
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