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4/9/2017 Email this articlePrint this article 
Joan C. Tullberg
Joan C. Tullberg, 85, of Maryville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, with her family at her side.

Joan was born March 23, 1932, in Galesburg, Illinois. Her parents were Clarence Alvin and Ruth Elizabeth Hale Ekstrand. They preceded her in death.

She was also preceded by a grandson, Mark Tullberg, and a son-in-law, Patrick


Joan graduated from the DeWitt High School, class of 1950.  She then graduated from Moline Public Hospital School of Nursing. Her first job was at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.

On July 10, 1953, in Gowrie, Joan was united in marriage to Roland H. Tullberg. They spent 63 years together before her passing.  

She had also worked as an R.N. for care centers in Iowa City and Newton, and had worked at the Maryville Living Center in Maryville. The family had moved from Solon to Maryville in 1976.

Joan was a member of, and attended, Hope Lutheran Church in Maryville and the Lutheran Women's League. She was a tireless worker for the annual church rummage sale. She unselfishly served her Lord, her family, and the people she cared for in her profession. She supported and attended all her children's school and church activities.

Left to mourn her passing are her husband, Dr. Roland, of the home in Maryville; five children, David (Sallie) Tullberg of Kilgore, Texas, Linda (Dr. Greg) Thomas of Council Bluffs, Roger (Liz) Tullberg of Indian Hills, Colorado, Kevin (Michelle) Tullberg of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, and Karen Mahany of Wheat Ridge, Colorado; a brother, Richard (Doris) Ekstrand of Hiawatha; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Hope Lutheran Church in Maryville. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, also of Maryville. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services are under the direction of Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home in Maryville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Hope Lutheran Church in Maryville or to Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, at wildanimalsanctuary.org. Donations may also be made in Joan's name to Maryville Senior Center and to Maryville Ministry Center.

For online condolences and guest book, visit bramfuneralhome.com


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