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Joan Tullberg

Joan C. Tullberg, 85, of Maryville, Mo., passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Mercy
Hospital, in Council Bluffs, with her family at her side.
Tullberg was born on March 23, 1932, in Galesburg, Ill. 
Her parents were Clarence Alvin and Ruth Elizabeth (Hale) Ekstrand. They preceded her in death. She
was also preceded by her grandson Mark Tullberg and her son-in-law Patrick
Tullberg graduated from the DeWitt High School class of 1950 and then graduated from the 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
She also worked as an R.N. for care centers in Iowa City and Newton, and worked
at the Maryville Living Center, in Maryville, Mo. The family moved to Maryville, in 1976, from Solon.
She was a member and attended Hope Lutheran Church, in Maryville, Mo. 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 attend all her children’s
school and church activities.
Left to mourn her passing are her husband Dr. Roland, of Maryville, Mo.; her five children,
David (Sallie) Tullberg, Kilgore, Texas, Linda (Dr.Greg) Thomas, Council Bluffs, Roger (Liz) Tullberg, of Indian Hills, Colo., Kevin (Michelle) Tullberg, of Brooklyn
Park, Minn., and Karen Mahany, of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; her brother, Richard (Doris)
Ekstrand, of Hiawatha; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 15, at the Hope Lutheran
Church, in Maryville, Mo. The burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery, also in Maryville, Mo.
The family received friends at the church and services were under the direction of the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Hope Lutheran Church, Maryville, Mo., or to Wild
Animal Sanctuary, in Keenesburg, Colo., at www.wildanimalsanctuary.org. Please
note donations can be made in Joan’s name, or to Maryville Senior Center, or to
Maryville Ministry Center.
Online condolences 
and the guest book are available at www.bramfuneralhome.