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.

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...
Margaret Ellen Johnson was born Jan. 30, 1924, to Carl and Anne (Ruddy) Jensen in Lyons. She passed away July 29, 2017, at Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh, Ne., at the age of 93 years. Margaret grew up on the family farm northeast of Lyons, attending rural elementary school. She...
HOOPER -- Maralee Anna (Janssen) Schwab, 95, of Hooper died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Hooper Care Center. Maralee Anna (Janssen) Schwab was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Hooper to John H. and Wilhelmina H. (Thedens) Janssen – the youngest of five children. Maralee graduated from Hooper High School...
Edwin Wilder "Dutch" Feuerstein of Fremont passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Nye Legacy Rehabilitation Center. Dutch was born in Fremont on November 5, 1918. He attended Leshara Grade School and Fremont High School, graduating in 1935. He also attended Fremont's Midland College before...
A celebration of the life of Jackson Jay “Jack” Murray, 73, of Omaha was held Wednesday, July 19, at the Bel Air Chapel. Family and friends gathered to hold the celebration on what would have been his 74th birthday. Jackson was born to Guy and Helen (Prell) Murray in Wahoo, on July 19, 1943. A...
Cynthia R. Harden Schuler died on July 16, 2017, from lung cancer. A celebration of her life will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at The Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com. Cindy was born Nov. 30, 1966, in Quincy, Illinois, to Margaret and...
Agnes A. “Agi” Polacek passed away at Life Care in Elkhorn on July 12, 2017. She was born on a farm near Prague on Feb 7, 1922. Agi was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Mary (Vasa) Polacek; brothers, Frank and John; and sisters, Julie and Margaret (Palensky). Agi is survived by brothers,...
Florence Forney, 86, of Bellwood, Nebraska, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at her home near Bellwood. A Mass of Christian is set for 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Bellwood with Father Ben Holdren celebrating the Mass. Interment will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, rural...
Arlene L. Witt, 87, of Scribner died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Fremont Health Medical Center. Arlene was born Jan. 24, 1930, to Charles and Blazina (Belina) Kander at the Schuyler Hospital. She attended District 32 School in Stanton County, graduated from Howells High School in 1947, attended...
Rod L. Shada, 71, of Grand Island succumbed to the ravages of pancreatic cancer and left his earthly home to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 25, 2017. With the help of friends and loving family members, he was able to penetrate numerous lines of this dreaded disease … particularly...

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