November 30, -0001 - April 21, 2010
GISSLEN, Jan Magnus, beloved husband of Ann-Marie Gisslen, extraordinary family man and father of Thomas, Peter (Ruthie) and Jan Michael (Brenda) Gisslen, proud and loving farfar of Sophia, Saelah, Annaliese and Maja, and will be missed by numerous friends. Wednesday, April 21, 2010, age 81. Visitation at Spring Grove Mausoleum Chapel, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Monday from 2 p.m. until funeral service at 3 p.m. Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Tri-State Wellness Chapter, 151 W. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45216.
My father shared with me about the passing of Jan. He will forever be burned deeply in me as a marvelous soccer coach who introduced me to a european game. That game lives deeply in my family. Both of my kids played youth soccer (one starting in the same SAY soccer that your dad coached me!). My wife follows soccer all over the world as she travels and she follows the game better then any american sport. But more importantly, my daughter played soccer all the way through college, into grad school and NOW she is coaching college women’s soccer. Your father is deeply embedded in how I watch and play the game, I too coached many years. I still have my team pictures with Peter and Thomas. My memeories of those games always make me smile. Playing for the Finneytown Chargers was one of the best international teams of all time…swedes, english, and a bunch of goofey american kids! “Leyland, your floundering!” echoes in my ears. Did we know what floundering was?My deepest sympathies I want to express but thanks for all your father meant to me as coach and wonderful father!
Dear Anne Marie, Thomas, Peter and Jan: I am going to miss my good old friend very much but I shall never forget him. My sincere condolences to you and your loved ones, Walter
Ann-Marie, Tom, Peter, Jan: Deepest sympathy for your loss.
We at St. Xavier High School were truly sorry to hear of the passing of your father, Jan. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May the spirit of St. Francis Xavier be with you and your family during this difficult time.
John Schrantz â€˜96
Director of Alumni Relations
Fr. Denny Ahern â€˜56
Anthony E. Schad â€˜81
Director of Development Services