In Memory of

Gayle Joan Tushla

December 13, 1934 - January 17, 2019
From: Cherokee, IA
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.




A memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.

Father Jeff Schleisman
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
At a later date.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 12:46 PM
“Dear Bob, I saw in the paper that your dear wife was called into Glory. I trust you and your family are rejoicing that she is with her Savior though you miss her dearly each day. I have good memories of your time with us on the farm. Be well. Dudley Nolting”
- Dudley Nolting
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 12:31 PM
“Sorry for your loss Mr. Tushla. I had been thinking about you just a couple of days ago. Blessings”
- Dennis Miller
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 12:31 PM
“Coach Tushla you and your family are in my prayers. So sorry for your loss.”
- Sara Craig Maggio
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 4:18 PM
“We are thinking of you and wish our best thoughts to you and your family. We have many fond memories.”
- Larry and Deanna Bargmann
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 4:18 PM
“Mr. Tushla and family, the Daberkows have fond memories of your leadership in the Bancroft schools. I am saddened for your loss. God be with you all.”
- Beth (Daberkow) Hiatt
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 12:28 PM
“Bob and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Gayle. God bless you all.”
- Janet Lutjen
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 8:01 AM
“So very sorry to see that Gayle passed! So enjoyed getting to know her from her shop in Cherokee, “Ages Ago Antiques “. My deepest sympathy to the family! ”
- Debbie Courtright
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:20 PM
“We are so very sorry to hear of Gayle's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bob and with Amos, Tim and their families. Cherish your wonderful memories.”
- Ed and Carolyn Wiebe
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:20 PM
“So sorry to hear of Gayle's passing. Many fond memories and good times visiting Bob and Gayle in Colorado. Rest In Peace--- Queen! You will be missed.”
- Ed & Terri(Urban) Nelson
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