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.

Memorial Gifts

Gifts made in memory of a family member, teacher, student or friend are generous and thoughtful ways to remember a person's life and his or her accomplishments. When making a gift in memory of someone, please send your gift with a note specifying the honoree's name and address and/or contact information so we can send a notification that a gift has been made. 

Please send memorial gifts to: Midland University, ATTN: Development, 900 N. Clarkson, Fremont, NE 68025, or make a gift online.

Paula Rae Moerer, 59, of Nebraska City, Nebraska formerly of Humboldt, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born on July 18, 1961 to Vanes and Joyce (Davison) Moerer in Pawnee City, Nebraska. Paula lived on the family farm west of Humboldt and graduated from...
Ronald R. Fittje passed into the arms of his Lord & Savior on May 6, 2021, at Park View Home in Dodge, Nebraska. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021, at St. Peter...
Clare Edward Hoffman was born on a farm near Watauga, South Dakota, to Edna and Charles Hoffman. He graduated from McIntosh High School in 1941, and matriculated to Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska. Interrupting his college education, Clare enlisted in the U.S. naval aviation flight...
Stanley Sass was born April 28, 1930, to Theodore and Edith Sass. He married Twila M. Larson on September 29, 1951. Stanley graduated from Elkhorn High School in 1948 and from Midland College in 1956. He worked for newspapers in Minden and Hastings before joining the staff at Midland where he...
Richard Edward Daubenspeck, of Ashburn, Virginia passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Loudoun Hospital. He was born on November 25, 1932 in Scottsbluff, NE to the late Col. Wayne Martel Daubenspeck, Chaplain, US Army (ret) and Ethel Mason Daubenspeck. In addition to his parents he was...
Burdette E. "Bud" Sandin, 93, Lincoln, NE died 4/12/2021. Born Polk County 10/21/1927. Graduated Stromsburg HS; Swarthmore College, PA, Luther, Midland Colleges, NE. Navy, WWII. Worked for the State of Nebraska Auditor's Office, Dept. of Revenue, and Sec'y of State's office. Shot Distinguished at...
Joyce Udey, 71, of Columbus, Nebraska, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at her home in Columbus. A memorial service for close family friends will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus, with the Rev. Cory Burma officiating. Private family interment will be...
Evelyn Christina Dieckgrafe Effken, 88, passed away on April 7, 2021 at Southlake Village in Lincoln, Nebraska. On December 12, 1932 she was born to Carl and Nanka (Damme) Dieckgrafe at home on the family farm southeast of Cook, Nebraska. Evelyn was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran...
Ruby (Walgreen) Gustafson widow of Paul Gustafson, died 3/19/2021. Ruby was born 4/26/1929 in Osceola, NE. She graduated from Osceola High School in 1947. Thereafter she attended Luther College and graduated from Immanuel School of Nursing, Omaha, NE. Retired RN. Ruby married Paul Gustafson 9/16/...
Neil W. Schilke, age 87, of Fremont passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at his home. Neil was born January 30, 1934, in Tobias, Nebraska, to Godfrey Herman and Alice Mildred (Mapes) Schilke. Neil lived at Tobias, Nebraska, Williamsburg, Virginia, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and back to Fremont. He worked...

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