Jay Howard Nissley

Born: Thu., Feb. 25, 1965
Died: Fri., Nov. 19, 2010


1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Sun., Nov. 28, 2010
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Funeral Service

4:30 PM Sun., Nov. 28, 2010

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 Jay H. Nissley

February 25, 1960 – November 19, 2010



Jay Howard Nissley, 50, of South Bend died at home, November 19, 2010. Jay was born February 25, 1960 in Goshen, IN to Betty (Graber) and Homer D. Nissley, currently of South Bend, who survive. Also surviving are his children, Jennifer, Bjorn, and Jan-Dominik Nissley all of Daldorf, Germany; sisters, Rachel N. Hansen (Greg) of Lawrenceville, NJ, Lena Nissley (Rob Scott) of Baraboo, WI, and Kathy Nissley (Matt Eberly) of Madison, WI; brothers, James D. Nissley of South Bend, Dwight V. Nissley (Mary Palko) of Frederick, MD, and Gareth L. Nissley (Carolyn Martin) of Indianapolis. Jay lived most of his childhood in South Bend. In his youth he was an avid long distance runner, competing in cross country through high school and college. He graduated from LaSalle High School in 1978 and Goshen College in 1982. In 1988 he moved to Germany where he raised a family and worked for Pfankuch Folien for 18 years. Jay was a life long musician. He spent many hours playing his guitars, singing and writing music. His music and his presence will be missed. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 28th in Kern Rd. Mennonite Church with Pastors David and Janice Sutter officiating. Cremation will follow at Welsheimer Crematory. The family will receive friends in the church on Sunday from 1:30 until the time of service at 4:30. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com

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Bill and Alma Powell
   Posted Fri November 26, 2010
Betty, Homer and Family,

God be with you in the earthly loss of your beloved son, Jay. I do remember the names of all of your children, so it is obvious that you spoke freely of them during our years working together. Knowing you and your family, Heaven is blessed to receive Jay into its residence. Our prayers are with you and you have our deepest sympathy.

George and Janet Palko
   Posted Sat November 27, 2010
Homer, Betty and Family

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son Jay. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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