Obituary – Diane Tullberg Row

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Shickley — Diane (Tullberg) Row, 60, Shickley, died Aug. 9, 2016, at a Grand Island  hospital, following a long battle with cancer.

Funeral services were Aug. 13, 2016, at Salem Mennonite Church, Shickley,  under the direction of Farmer and Son Funeral Home, Geneva.

Diane was born Dec. 16, 1955, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Myron and Gwendonna (Murfin) Tullberg.  She graduated from Wakefield Public High School in 1974.  She attended  Doane College, Crete,  and received her fine arts degree in education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1978. She married Mike Row July 15, 1979.

She taught two years in Stromsburg.  She and Mike attended Christ for the Nations Institute, Dallas, where both received associate degrees in practical theology in 1982.  She went on to be ordained by the Church of the Brethren in 1984.

She taught first at Stromsburg, then Fillmore Central and finally for 15 years at Deshler Public Schools.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Gwendonna Tullberg; her father, Myron Tullberg; and niece, Brenna Herbster.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Michael Row; daughter and son-in-law, Lindsey and Zachary Row-Heyveld, Decorah, Iowa; sons, David Row, Lansing, Mich., and Daniel Row, Madison, Wis.; grandson, Silas Row-Heyveld; her four siblings and spouses, Linda (Monty) Granfield, Randolph; Dennis (Melia) Tullberg, Wakefield; Connie (David) Herbster, Sabetha, Kan.; and Gary (Michelle) Tullberg,  Lenox, Iowa; her parents-in-law, Doug and JoAnn Row, Bruning; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark (Eileen) Row, Lincoln; Jeff (Sally) Row, Bruning; Valerie (Dan) Papik, Crete; and Michelle (Steve) Vogt, Wichita, Kan.; aunts, an uncle, many nieces and nephews, and many cousins.