Gayle Joan Tushla, the daughter of Ray and Mary (Seger) White, was born December 13, 1934, in Atkinson, NE. Her family lived in various towns in Nebraska and South Dakota during her childhood years. She attended school and graduated from Bennett County. Following high school, Gayle worked as a secretary for Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, NE.
On June 1, 1957, Gayle was united in marriage to Robert Tushla in Atkinson. They made their home in Bancroft, NE where she stayed home to care for her two sons, Tim and Tom. In 1972, the family moved to Correctionville, IA. Gayle worked as an interior designer for General Business Equipment in Sioux City, IA. In the 1980’s Robert and Gayle moved to Estes Park, CO where they owned and operated an antique store for many years. In 2003, they moved to Cherokee and started Ages Ago Antiques until their retirements.
Gayle enjoyed watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers, collecting antiques, gardening, and following the Denver Nuggets. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandson Max.
On Thursday, January 17, 2019, Gayle passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband Robert Tushla of Cherokee, IA; two boys, Tim, Barb, and Max Tushla of Sioux City, IA, and Tom Tushla and Shelley Urban of Cherokee, IA.