NYSSEN, Gerard Gerry Age 70 of Murfreesboro passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Mr. Nyssen was born in Hattiesburg, MS to the late Howard and Margreth Nyssen. He was a Chemistry Professor at Trevecca Nazarene University from 1969 until he retired in 1999. After he retired, he worked at Vanderbilt University
, UT and MTSU. He was a member of Real Life Community Church of the Nazarene, and a member of Gideons International. Mr. Nyssen was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Nyssen; sons, Mark Nyssen of Hendersonville, David Nyssen of Murfreesboro; daughter, Amy (Samir) Osman of Murfreesboro; brothers, Dan Nyssen of Knoxville, Dale Nyssen of Fountain Hills, AZ and grandchild, Silas Osman. Visitation with the family will be Monday, April 15, 2013 from 4 p.m. until the Memorial service at 6 p.m., at Murfreesboro Funeral Home, with Pastor Erik Gernand officiating. In lieu of flowers, family ask for donations to be made to Gideons International. MURFREESBORO FUNERAL HOME, (615) 896-2229.