Jason “Jay” Lawrence Gylsen, age 43, of Sauk Rapids and formerly of Alexandria, MN, died at his home unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
Jay was born February 2nd, 1979, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is the son of Gary Gylsen and Susan Anderson. They moved to Alexandria, MN when Jason and Bobby (his brother) were young kids. He went to school in Brandon, MN. Jason married in 1998 and gained a stepdaughter and had 2 sons of his own. He was later divorced.
He worked at Doege Precision Machining as the third shift leadman and continued manufacturing in St. Cloud/Sauk Rapids when he moved away from Alexandria.
He was the most proud of his children and loved all of his family and friends dearly. As we all know, he had the biggest heart.
Hunting and fishing, along with anything else outdoors, was a huge part of Jason’s life. Alaska was his happy place and he loved when he could get back there to visit.
We all know him as the man who would give the shirt off his back to make sure someone else was taken care of and putting others first.
He is survived by his parents, Gary Gylsen and Susan Anderson; stepdaughter, Darrian Hahn; sons, Robb Gylsen and Jayden Gylsen; and many aunts; uncles; cousins; and grandparents.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Gylsen; stepdad, Steven Anderson; grandparents, Lawrence and Doris Gylsen; and uncle, Wayne Gylsen.
A Celebration of Jason's Life will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 5 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.
A visitation will begin at 4 PM until the time of the service at the Anderson Funeral Home on Thursday.
The Celebration of Jason's life will be live-streamed and recorded for family and friends to view from Jason's obituary page on the Anderson Funeral Home website beginning at 5 PM on Thursday.