It is sad to know that we recently lost one of our special citizens, Niels Andersen. Niels was such a soft spoken man. You could tell he was so intelligent when you spoke with him. It was as if you were talking to “Mister Rogers” from the TV PBS show “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.” Cedar Springs was Mister Andersen’s neighborhood. Cedar Springs isn’t Mayberry but Niels and Edna still chose it as a pleasant place to bring and raise their children. Niels and Edna kept the local history updated by running two of the local newspapers which have been so vital to document the lives and activities of Cedar Springs. Niels and Edna were so active in the Cedar Springs Historical Society adn saw their dream of a museum become a nice addition to our town.
Niels and Edna’s house was one of the first experimental homes using solar energy. They would open their doors and let school children tour their house and therefore inspiring another generation of creative people.
Niels is gone but not forgotten.
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor and Mister Andersen was one.
Cedar Springs resident