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.

Florence Marie Tomasiewicz, 88, of Columbus died on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Matelyn Retirement Community in St. Paul. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul. The Rev. Mike Escen will be officiating. Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery...
Dorothy Hillen, 92, of Creston, died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Columbus Community Hospital. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Creston with Rev. Timothy White officiating. Interment will be in the Pioneer Cemetery, rural Creston. Visitation...
Trey Christopher McCluskey, 25, passed away tragically in a car accident outside of Mayetta, KS, on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Trey was born February 23, 1993, at St Francis Hospital in Topeka, KS, to Dale and Katie (Mathes) McCluskey. He graduated from Sabetha High School in 2011. Trey earned...
Wayne D. Bartling, age 71, of Fremont died Saturday, June 9, 2018. Wayne was born Dec. 24, 1946, in Fremont to Leonard and Ruth (Moeller) Bartling. He was raised in Washington County on the family farm. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church east of Winslow. He graduated from...
Lucille V. Burkholder, 97, of Schuyler died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the Schuyler Care and Rehabilitation Center in Schuyler. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Schuyler with Jerry L. Kracl officiating. Visitation was held from 1-4 p.m...
Marjorie R. Johnson, age 100, a long-time resident of Park Rapids, MN, passed away on Wednesday evening, May 30, 2018 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living. Marjorie was born on February 28, 1918 in Fremont, Nebraska to Elmer and Naomi (Howell) Reppert. She attended public school in Fremont where she...
Jeanette Darlene Hengelfelt, age 93, of Stromsburg, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2018 at the Midwest Covenant Home in Stromsburg. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Salem Lutheran Church in Stromsburg with Pastor Brenda Pfeifly officiating. Visitation will be...
Vendela M. Thorson, age 93 of Mead, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Omaha. She was born at Newman Grove, Nebraska on January 18, 1925 to Anton and Anna (Flink) Havenstein. Vendela was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Newman Grove where she was active in Luther League, and...
Ralph L. Ritzen, 95, of Kearney, died Friday, May 18, 2018 at his home. A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the First Lutheran Church in Kearney with Revs. Rick and Michelle Carlson officiating. Inurnment will follow at the church columbarium. Memorials are suggested to...
Carol M. Shepard, 90, of Frisco, Texas, formerly South Sioux City, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Baylor Medical Center in Frisco, surrounded by family. A service in celebration of Carol's life will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, in the chapel at Hillcrest-Westlawn Cemetery in...

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