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George R. Ellyson

Posted 2017-03-10
George R. Ellyson, age 70 of Wayne, NE

MEMORIAL SERVICE for George R. Ellyson, age 70 of Wayne will be held Saturday March 11th, 1:00pm at Calvary Bible E-Free Church, in Wayne, NE
George Ray Ellyson, was born to Arnold and Lillian Ellyson in South Sioux City, Ne on June 17, 1946. He was the youngest of four children. He graduated from high school in Homer, NE and grew up working in construction with his father. In 1964 he joined the U.S. Navy where he served 3 tours in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1968. After his service in the Navy he worked as a farmer in Newcastle, NE before beginning work as a truck driver. In 1982 he married the love of his life, Brenda. They raised their five children together. After marriage, George went back to school and obtained his Masterís degree in education. He became a Chief Building Inspector and city planner for Wayne, NE where he later retired. One of Georgeís passions in life, aside from his family, was raising and training horses.
George passed away at the VA hospital in Omaha, NE on March 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents: Arnold and Lillian Ellyson, and brothers: Wayne Ellyson and Warren Ellyson.
George is survived by his loving wife and best friend: Brenda Ellyson, Children and grandchildren: Angela Pravecek (Craig) of Wayne, NE and children Codi (Leah), Tane and McKena; Joey (Cory) Poppe of Wayne, NE and children Kynlee, Kai, Kade and Kian; Rickey (April) Robertson of Fremont, NE and children Zackary, Hunter, Corbin, Connor, Parker and Eliana; Wade (Jaclyn) Ellyson of Wakefield, NE and child Cameron; Shawna (Troy) Reichert of Guernsey, WY and child Lakin; Brother Wally (Nancy) Ellyson of Palisade, CO; Sister in Law Becky (Warren) Ellyson of Willis, TX and many other family members and friends. Memorials may be directed to the Ellyson Family for later designation at 57968 854th Road Wayne, NE 68787.