George Nissen
April 9th, 2010 by olssonf

George P. Nissen

(February 1, 1914 – April 7, 2010) was an American gymnast and inventor who developed the modern trampoline and made trampolining a worldwide sport. He died in San Diego California on 7th April 2010 at the age of 96 from complications from pneumonia. (Wikipedia)

Sad announcement of George Nissen’s Death

Hello Everyone…

We are saddened to report that George Nissen passed away Wednesday, April 7th at 7:10pm here in San Diego (The cause was complications related to pneumonia). It was a peaceful passing and the entire family was in attendance at his bedside.  We know all of you send your thoughts and prayers to his wife Annie and daughters Dagmar and Dian.

No plans have been made yet for any memorial or services, but we will let you know if any such arrangements are made.

Many of you may wish to call or respond to this news, but it would be appreciated if you would wait until after the weekend is over, to allow the immediate family to have personal time.

Thank you,

Ron & Dagmar Munn


George Nissen observes a game of spaceball

George Nissen observes a game of Spaceball (1960)

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One Response  
  • Paul Tickenoff writes:
    November 10th, 20116:28 pmat

    I attended the memorial celebration in Balboa Park, San Diego remembering and honoring the life of George. I also posted an album on my FaceBook page. If you’re not one of my friends on FB, you can simply submit a friend request and I’ll grant you access.

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