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.

David Clinton Grunke, died peacefully in his sleep while at home on April 3, 2018 in rural Scribner, NE. He was 62. David Clinton Grunke was born on July 6, 1955 in West Point, NE. He was the fourth child of six children of Clinton and Ardene (Grosc) Grunke. He was raised and lived on the Family...
Charles Melvin Anson, 90, of Lincoln, died March 29, 2018, at the Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln. He was born in Creston on July 20, 1927, to Edward Harris Anson and Bessie Mae (Wilber) Anson. He married Lois Irene Christensen on September 5, 1948, in Lincoln. He graduated...
Milo Otto Navratil was born Sept. 7, 1925, near Loma to Alois and Mary (Holchapek) Navratil and passed away March 18, 2018, in Lincoln at the age of 92 years, 6 months and 11 days. Milo grew up in the Loma area, where he attended grade school. He moved to David City, where he attended and graduated...
Katharine Maud Muller Brunskill Blakely made her transformation on Jan. 26, 2018. She is survived by her son, John Brunskill and his wife Jill, and son Andrew Braumann, of Charlotte, North Carolina; and her loving stepchildren and their children (and grandchildren), Greg Blakely and Chelle Eastman...
Jeannette Marie (Voboril) Jambor, of Lincoln, NE, died on March 24, 2018, in Lincoln. Formerly of rural Prague and a long-time member of St. Cyril and Methodius parish (Plasi). Jeannette was born on February 16, 1926 to Marion (Zizka) and James J. Voboril in Prague, NE. Jeannette attended St. John'...
Grayce Arlene Swenson, 83, a devout Christian, left the Church Militant, transitioning to the Church Triumphant, on March 23, 2018 at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, Wash. She was born Aug. 5, 1934 in Wahoo and was the daughter of Ernest G. and Elvera E. Anderson. She was a graduate of Wahoo High...
Michael Maurice McLaughlin, 70, of Missouri Valley, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Neb. Prayer Service: 3 p.m., Sunday, March 18, with Visitation to follow until 5 p.m., at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m., Monday,...
Julie Ann Baker Phillips, 44, of West Olive, MI died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at her home with her husband Dave, parents and friends at her side. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family for future designation. Julie was born on May 30, 1973 to Joe E...
Elva F. Krohn, age 93, of Fremont, formerly of Craig, died Friday, March 16, 2018, at Dunklau Gardens. Elva was born July 14, 1924, in Washington County to George and Ella (Brandert) Hartung. The Lord received her into His Kingdom of Grace through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on July 27, 1924, by...
James Horsford, 79, of Greeley, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2018, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. James Arne Horsford was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Arne and Dagne (Anderson) Horsford. He was raised and educated in Nebraska. Upon his graduation from high school, he...

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