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Celebrating the life of
Jan Gunnar Lindqvist
July 12, 1950 - February 09, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Memorial Visitation
  • 4-5 PM - Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Memorial Service
  • 5:00pm - Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Since death wasn't originally God's purpose for mankind, it is very painful to deal with, but please be assured that God is love, and He does not want any of us to suffer. He gives us the wonderful promise that He will soon eliminate death forever.(1 John 4:8);(John 5:28;29. My condolences to your Family.

Nitha & Family, ,

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family, Mary, in this hour of sadness. I knew Gunnar through iTech and George Powers, and always found him to be very genuine and accommodating with my questions to him. Please be comforted in knowing that his suffering from his illness is gone, and he's in God's hands now.

michael roush, savannah, ga

Dear Mary, Greta and Mary-Kerstin, You are in our thoughts all the time and we send you our love at this difficult time of your lives. We cherish all the wonderful memories of happy times with Gunnar, and are thankful for all good things he brought to our lives. He was a true inspiration, a warm and generous person and a much beloved uncle and part of our family.

Mia, Oskar, Fredrik, Caroline, Adam, Stockholm, Sweden

Dear Mary and family, we are so sorry to hear of Gunnar’s death. Jimmy worked with him at Southeastern Maritime and thought he was a kind, compassionate, loyal friend. He thought the world of him. I know he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jimmy and Karen Traver

Jimmy and Karen Traver, Savannah , Ga.

Dear Mary, we send you all our love and wish you and your daugthers all the best in these hard times. Many bright memories from my long friendship with Gunnar become present these days, he will not be forgotten. So once again, our deepest condolancies to you all from Lennart and Lina with family

Lennart Bernard, Stockholm, Sweden

Mary, I am so sorry. We will all miss him and grieve his death. Our strength at these moments is our Faith. We believe in Jesus' promise of eternal life. My prayers are with you, your daughters, and Gunnar's family, especially Kerstin and Bo. He's with Greta now - May Gunnar rest with all the saints. God bless you, Mary. Fr. Tom Peyton

Fr. Tom Peyton, Savannah, GA

My wife,Monica, and I are most grateful for having been close friends to Gunnar and we have many happy memories of times we have spent together. Gunnar was also witness to our wedding in year of 1979. Rest In Peace.

Mats Larsson, Stockholm, Sweden

Dear Mary, Greta and Mary-Kerstin. We think of you and share your sorrow during this sad time. Find strength in each other and remember all the wonderful moments you shared with our lovely Gunnar. We are so thankful that we got to meet Gunnar only a few months ago.

Jonas, Josephine, Edward & Astrid Eiserman, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Mary and family our thoughts are with you and we hope that you can find strenght to go on after your great loss of Gunnar. Tina /Bennet Holmstrom

Bennet Holmstrom, ,

Mary My thoughts are with you and the girls this difficult day. I,m glad we had this nice days together last Summer. Ola with family, sweden

Ola V. Bjerten, Farsta, Sweden,

Mary, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family during this sad time. At least he has no more pain and suffering. To be in the Lord's House is the most wonderful place to be. Sincerely, Sherry

Sherry Hanel Shealy, Savannah, Ga.

May Jehovah sustain you at this time of such great loss. John 5:28, 29 gives us comfort on the future of our dear loved ones.

DT, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family, may you find comfort in the scriptures at 1 Corinthians 15:26. It tells us that death will soon be gone away forever an that is a time we are all looking forward to.

Kay F, Savannah, GA

Mary, my thoughts and prayers are with you, the girls and your family. Marsha Wilkes Etheridge

Marsha Etheridge, Dawsonville, GA

Mary and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Gunnar. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Janis Hollingsworth, Savannah, Ga

Mary and family, may the Lord give you strength in this difficult time. Our prayers are with you now and for the days to come. Gunnar will surely be missed. Jeff and Elizabeth

Jeff and Elizabeth Morris, Savannah, GA

Mary, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please be assured of our thoughts,and prayers for you and your family. Bob and Cathy Scanlon

, ,

Mary, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls at this difficult time.

Kirby and Diane Willis, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Gunnar Lindqvist, 67, died quietly and peacefully on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, following a brief struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Gunnar was born July 12, 1950, in Stockholm, Sweden, the son of Bengt Olof Lindqvist and Greta Nyberg Lindqvist of Stockholm. Both of his parents have preceded him in death.

He first visited the United States as a teenager, and fell in love with the country, resolving one day to live here. After receiving his education from the Stockholm School of Economics and working for several years in Stockholm, his chance came. Gunnar jumped at the opportunity and moved to Savannah, Georgia, in January 1980 to work with East Coast Terminal.

Upon arriving in Savannah, Gunnar settled in to a room at Mrs. Wilkes’ boarding house, where the staff took pleasure in feeding the polite young man from Sweden living upstairs. Six weeks after his arrival, Gunnar met a nice Savannah-born Catholic girl named Mary Frances Grady on a blind date. They had each found the love of their life. And in 1984, four years after that first date, they married.

Gunnar’s surviving family includes: wife Mary Lindqvist of Savannah; daughter Greta Lindqvist and partner Ryan Pruett of Portland, Oregon; daughter Mary-Kerstin Hassiotis and son-in-law Christopher Hassiotis of Atlanta; sister Kerstin Eiserman and brother-in-law Bo Eiserman of Stockholm, Sweden, and many beloved brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his his beloved Pomchi named Isa.

For the majority of his career, Gunnar worked as a self-employed business consultant. Gunnar started his own businesses, Cash Management Inc. and Lindqvist Consulting, which he operated for 35 years. He was passionate about using his knowledge and skills to help young businesses grow — and to help established businesses operate more successfully.

He loved his work, and considered it as satisfying as any other hobby he could have. Gunnar’s entrepreneurial spirit rubbed off on his daughters, both of whom have started their own business enterprises, and they did so with the full and unconditional backing of their loving father — they both value that their daddy always supported them completely and without question.

He may have received his degree from an economics school, but Gunnar was fascinated with numbers and measurements from a young age. His sister remembers finding her little brother reading their grandmother’s bible when he was only 5 or 6 years old — not for the stories or the lessons he would later come to value, but instead because he wanted to find out which chapter had the most number of verses.

Gunnar was associated with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce since 1981, the Swedish Timmermansorden since 1981, the Propeller Club since 2007, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals since 2008. He was also a member of the Savannah Yacht Club and Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. In 2008 Gunnar became an American citizen, a very proud moment in his life.

And when Gunnar wasn’t working — he always said he had no plans to retire! — he had a passion for listening to opera, watching NASCAR, collecting stamps from around the world, reading about history (especially American) and exploring the Lowcountry waterways on his kayak. He loved his Wilmington Island home’s view of the marsh off Turner Creek, best enjoyed with a gin and tonic or Yuengling lager on the screened-in porch.

His daughter Mary-Kerstin will give birth to Gunnar’s first grandchild later this summer. While in the hospital two weeks before his death, Gunnar learned his grandchild will be a boy, bringing him tears of joy. Gunnar is already immeasurably missed; he will always be deeply loved.

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I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Since death wasn't originally God's purpose for mankind, it is very painful to deal with, but please be assured that God is love, and He does not want any of us to suffer. He gives us the wonderful promise that He will soon eliminate death forever.(1 John 4:8);(John 5:28;29. My condolences to your Family.

Nitha & Family, ,

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family, Mary, in this hour of sadness. I knew Gunnar through iTech and George Powers, and always found him to be very genuine and accommodating with my questions to him. Please be comforted in knowing that his suffering from his illness is gone, and he's in God's hands now.

michael roush, savannah, ga

Dear Mary, Greta and Mary-Kerstin, You are in our thoughts all the time and we send you our love at this difficult time of your lives. We cherish all the wonderful memories of happy times with Gunnar, and are thankful for all good things he brought to our lives. He was a true inspiration, a warm and generous person and a much beloved uncle and part of our family.

Mia, Oskar, Fredrik, Caroline, Adam, Stockholm, Sweden

Dear Mary and family, we are so sorry to hear of Gunnar’s death. Jimmy worked with him at Southeastern Maritime and thought he was a kind, compassionate, loyal friend. He thought the world of him. I know he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jimmy and Karen Traver

Jimmy and Karen Traver, Savannah , Ga.

Dear Mary, we send you all our love and wish you and your daugthers all the best in these hard times. Many bright memories from my long friendship with Gunnar become present these days, he will not be forgotten. So once again, our deepest condolancies to you all from Lennart and Lina with family

Lennart Bernard, Stockholm, Sweden

Mary, I am so sorry. We will all miss him and grieve his death. Our strength at these moments is our Faith. We believe in Jesus' promise of eternal life. My prayers are with you, your daughters, and Gunnar's family, especially Kerstin and Bo. He's with Greta now - May Gunnar rest with all the saints. God bless you, Mary. Fr. Tom Peyton

Fr. Tom Peyton, Savannah, GA

My wife,Monica, and I are most grateful for having been close friends to Gunnar and we have many happy memories of times we have spent together. Gunnar was also witness to our wedding in year of 1979. Rest In Peace.

Mats Larsson, Stockholm, Sweden

Dear Mary, Greta and Mary-Kerstin. We think of you and share your sorrow during this sad time. Find strength in each other and remember all the wonderful moments you shared with our lovely Gunnar. We are so thankful that we got to meet Gunnar only a few months ago.

Jonas, Josephine, Edward & Astrid Eiserman, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Mary and family our thoughts are with you and we hope that you can find strenght to go on after your great loss of Gunnar. Tina /Bennet Holmstrom

Bennet Holmstrom, ,

Mary My thoughts are with you and the girls this difficult day. I,m glad we had this nice days together last Summer. Ola with family, sweden

Ola V. Bjerten, Farsta, Sweden,

Mary, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family during this sad time. At least he has no more pain and suffering. To be in the Lord's House is the most wonderful place to be. Sincerely, Sherry

Sherry Hanel Shealy, Savannah, Ga.

May Jehovah sustain you at this time of such great loss. John 5:28, 29 gives us comfort on the future of our dear loved ones.

DT, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family, may you find comfort in the scriptures at 1 Corinthians 15:26. It tells us that death will soon be gone away forever an that is a time we are all looking forward to.

Kay F, Savannah, GA

Mary, my thoughts and prayers are with you, the girls and your family. Marsha Wilkes Etheridge

Marsha Etheridge, Dawsonville, GA

Mary and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Gunnar. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Janis Hollingsworth, Savannah, Ga

Mary and family, may the Lord give you strength in this difficult time. Our prayers are with you now and for the days to come. Gunnar will surely be missed. Jeff and Elizabeth

Jeff and Elizabeth Morris, Savannah, GA

Mary, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please be assured of our thoughts,and prayers for you and your family. Bob and Cathy Scanlon

, ,

Mary, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls at this difficult time.

Kirby and Diane Willis, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA


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