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William R Ellson

January 18, 1945 - July 27, 2014

William R. “Bill” Ellson, 69, of Marysville, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Wexner Heritage Village Zusman Hospice in Bexley following a long battle with heart disease. An electrical engineer by profession, he began his career with the aerospace division of Singer Sewing Machine Company in June 1967. He served the same company through many ownership changes for over 40 years. As his retirement approached in 2010, he was supervising engineer with BAE Systems. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Steven’s Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He and his wife, Dianna, established their home and raised their children in New Jersey until they moved to Marysville in 2012 to live close to family. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Marysville where he participated in Bible study. He also volunteered for his church’s furniture bank at The Hope Center. He enjoyed landscape oil painting and was a “student” of Bob Ross. He also liked to golf. He was born January 18, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York to the late William G. and Edith Benhken Ellson. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Dianna Winters Ellson, whom he married August 26, 1967 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Butler, New Jersey; his daughter, Edith (Jessie) Boysel of Marysville; his son, William R. (Lisa) Ellson, Jr. of Vernon, New Jersey; three grandchildren, Sara Ellson of Marysville, Sean Boysel of Marysville and Samantha Ellson of Vernon, NJ; a great-granddaughter, Leila-Ann Jones of Marysville; three step-granddaughters, Janelle Boysel, Marisa Boysel and Micayla Boysel and a step great-grandson, Casey Turell, all of Indiana; a brother, David Ellson of Teaneck, NJ; and many other relatives, including a nephew, Greg Ellson. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Marysville where a luncheon will be held following the service. Rev. Dr. Scott S. Strohm will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the organ procurement program Lifeline of Ohio at Envelopes will also be available with the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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