In Memoriam

In Memoriam

We honor the amazing lives of our Midland alumni, faculty and staff. To notify us of a death of a classmate or family member, please email alumni@midlandu.edu or call 402-941-6055.

Leslie L. Colling, age 86, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center, Minnesota. He was born Dec. 13, 1930, to Leo and Lela (Hume) Colling on a farm near Indianola, Nebraska, and grew up with one brother and four sisters. Following his 1948...
Miriam Morgan Schneider of Evanston, Ill., died at the age of 86 on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Presbyterian Homes in Evanston. She was predeceased in 2015 by Yohma Gray, her spouse. Miriam was born in 1931 to the late William and Ora Morgan of Dakota City. Raised in Nebraska, Miriam graduated from...
Dennis J. “Denny” Zakovec, 91, of Fremont passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Nye Legacy, surrounded by family. Denny was born on Dec. 27, 1925, in Morse Bluff to James and Winifred (Macholan) Zakovec. The family moved to Fremont when Denny was 2. He graduated from Fremont High School in...
Bryan R. Eaton, age 56, of Fremont, passed unexpectedly at his home on September 7, 2017. Bryan was born on July 30, 1961, in Omaha, to William and Shirley (Bell) Eaton. He lived in Omaha and Fremont throughout his whole life. He attended and graduated from Fremont High School in 1979 and attended...
The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Rowoldt, 89, of Columbus, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Columbus Community Hospital. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus with the Revs. Cory Burma, Kenton Birtell, Michael Klatt and Brad Birtell officiating...
Elizabeth "Beth" Grammes, of Bellevue, NE, journeyed to the arms of Christ on August 30, 2017. Beth was born in Mt. Clemons, MI, on September 24, 1961. Beth graduated from Bellevue West High School in 1979 and continued on to receive her degree in Physical Education from Midland Lutheran College in...
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, 1 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland, Neb., for Marie E. Crom, 93. She died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Community in Blair, Neb. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the church. Marie was...
Services for Carmen L. Frickenstein, 97, of Creighton will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at St. Ludger Catholic Church in Creighton. The Rev. Jeremy Hans will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton with a 7:30 p...
Raymond A. Seegers, 86, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at The Village at Legacy Pointe in Waukee. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at McLaren's...
James "Jim" A. Elsberry, age 77, passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Nye Legacy Nursing Home. Jim was born in Wausa on March 15, 1940, to Archie and Grace Elsberry. He attended Wayne State College where he earned a degree in Music Education. He continued his education and attained a graduate...

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