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.

Wayne Clinton Witcher, 80, of Lenexa, KS, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from previously undiagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday January 5th at the Lutheran Church of the...
Martin H. Trautrimas, age 81, of Fremont, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018, at UNMC in Omaha surrounded by family. Martin was born on April 17, 1936, in Švėkšna, Lithuania, to Andrius and Auguste (Kleinas) Trautrimas. His first five years were spent on the family farm before they were forced to...
Services for Lois M. Wagner, 96, Norfolk, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Dave Goehmann will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service at the church. Home for Funerals is in charge of...
Elois P. Pittman, 99 years, of Arlington, passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at Nye Legacy in Fremont. Elois was born Dec. 24, 1918 on a farm near Neligh, Nebraska to Robert and Jeanette (Moore) McFetters. The family moved to Fremont in 1924. She was a 1935 graduate of Fremont High, and later...
Mary Beth May, age 72, of Fremont passed away at home on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. She was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1945 in Valentine to George and Rosella Kreuch. She lived most of her life in Nebraska and spent a few years of her early life in San Diego, California. She graduated from Valentine...
Marion Estelle Major Johnson, 94, of Fremont died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Fort Collins, Colorado. She was born May 1, 1923, on a farm in the Quinnebaugh area of Burt County to Glenn Albert and Alice Angela (McNear) Major. She graduated second in her class from Tekamah High School in 1940...
Greta Lea Chleboun, 84, of Columbus, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Columbus Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus. Lunch will be held after the service, followed by burial in Clarkson Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p...
Harold Lee “Swede” Hawkins was born to Harold and Ileta (Kate DeVasure) Hawkins September 19, 1932, on a rural farm outside of Tekamah, Nebraska. He passed away December 11, 2017 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 85 years. Attending grade school in Decatur, he moved to Tekamah...
Karen Gigstad, 73, of Blair, died, surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Blair. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at First Lutheran Church in Blair with Pastor Pam Ciulla officiating. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday at...
Jeanne M. Poage, age 88, of Willmar, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, November 16, 2017, at Bethesda Grand Nursing Home in Willmar. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Interment will be held at...

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