Marvin D. Ellyson, age 83 of Laurel, Nebraska, died on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Memorial services will be on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the Church of All Nations in Sioux City, Iowa with the Rev. Martha Anderson officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be at the Laurel Cemetery with military rites by the Laurel VFW at a later date. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the church on Saturday.
Marvin Duane Ellyson was born on June 15, 1936 in Newcastle, Nebraska to William Dexter and Grace May (Lawrence) Ellyson. He grew up in Newcastle and went into the U.S. Army at age 17 and served from 3/14/1955 to 3/13/1957. He moved to Sioux City, Iowa and then was married to Marion Hansen on May 7, 1959 at the Immanuel Lutheran church in Laurel. Marvin worked at North American Manufacturing as a machinist in Sioux City for eight years. He then worked at Concrete Pipe for eight years in Sioux City. Marvin then worked in management at Iowa Beef for 12 years. He and Marion moved to Laurel in 1981 in order to help take care of Marion’s parents. Marvin worked for the Lumber Yard in Laurel and then for Great Dane in Wayne for 12 years.
Marvin had a woodworking shop in downtown Laurel. He loved gardening and the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife Marion of Laurel; daughter Cynthia (Lonnie) Johns of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; grandchildren Jennifer Peterson of Dixon, NE, Tyler Ellyson of Kearney, Marc Johns and Jessica Johns of Sergeant Bluff, IA; great grandson Kage Peterson of Randolph; former daughter-in-law Kim (Mark) Strathman of Randolph; sister Jane Cochran of Norfolk; brother-in-law Gordon (Harriet) Hansen of Dixon, NE; many nieces and nephews.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents William and Grace Ellyson; son Brian, 3 brothers, Lawrence, John and Louis at age 14; a sister Celia Hansen.