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.

Mark Wallace Wolff, born April 3, 1952, to parents; Rev. Wallace Wolff and Ruth (Fauquet) Wolff in Norfolk. He was a graduate of Benson High School in Omaha and Midland College in Fremont. Mark, a professional musician, moved to New York City after graduating from Midland and lived there for 34...
Gertrude M. ‘Trudy’ Johnson, 89, of Cambridge, died peacefully and went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis, on Friday, May 11, 2018. Due to family travel plans, the visitation and funeral services will be held in early June and a notice will be published...
Darrel Nelson, 85, of Arvada, Colorado, died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Memorial services were held Saturday, April 28th at 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church of Arvada, Colorad. Pastor Tim Lindeman was the officiant. His final resting place is in Olinger Highland Cemetery at...
Mary Ellen Hancock, 88 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at the Good Samaritan Center Sunday evening, April 29, 2018. She was born on September 28, 1929 on a farm near Genoa, NE to Reynold and Mary (Parry) Berlin. She graduated from Genoa High School and attended Midland College. Mary taught...
E. Genevieve “Gen” Christensen, age 96, of Fremont died Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Shalimar Gardens in Fremont. Gen was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Mead to Henry and Lillie (Lind) Erickson. She was baptized and confirmed in Alma Lutheran Church in Mead. She grew up on a farm near Mead and graduated...
LaVern A. Schauer, 92 years, of Fremont died Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Nye Pointe in Fremont. LaVern was born March 20, 1926, in rural Cedar Bluffs to Andrew and Lucy (Lemke) Schauer. He grew up at Cedar Bluffs and was a graduate of Cedar Bluffs High School and attended Midland College in...
Kenneth L. Hoffman, 85 years, of Florissant, Missouri, formerly of Fremont, died March 28, 2018. The memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Burial at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont with military honors. Online condolences at www...
Doris H. Keairnes, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and affectionately known as “Grandma Doris,” passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Doris was born in Omaha on Oct. 29, 1924, to Emil and Elsine Hertz. Doris grew up in Omaha, graduating from Benson High School...
Virginia Lee McDowell, age 93, passed away Saturday April 21, 2018, at Papillion Manor in Papillion. Virginia was born on Aug. 5, 1924, to Nolan C. and Nina A. (Starling) Short in Lebanon, Neb. She graduated from Madison, Neb., High School. Following graduation, Virginia graduated nursing school at...
Donald Gene Kruger, only child of William and Esther (Becker) Kruger, was born May 9, 1931, in Octavia. Don attended North Bend public school and graduated from North Bend High School in 1948. He then took classes at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont for a year. On May 21, 1950, Don was united in...

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