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 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: Institutional Advancement, 900 N. Clarkson, Fremont, NE 68025, or make a gift online.

Charleen F. Sager, 95, of Hooper died Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at her daughter’s home in Omaha. Charleen was born to Gertrude and Winfreth (Foxy) Schurman on August 26, 1928. With her sister Arlette, they lived on a farm in the Nickerson area. She began school at Timpe School, and then in fourth...
David Francis Williams 1942- 2024 David Francis Williams was born on April 13th, 1942, and passed away on March 28th, 2024, surrounded by his wife, children and some of his many grandchildren. Dave was born in Roselle, New Jersey and lived in that area until he graduated from Abraham Clark high...
Karen Ann Hilgenkamp 88, of Arlington, Neb., died peacefully at her home with family by her side on April 8, 2024. She was born March 29, 1936, to William and Esther (Jensen) Mason in Albuquerque, N.M. She grew up in Sante Fe, N.M., then met her husband Rupert at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont...
The spirit of Darlene Belt Blazek of Greeley was freed Wednesday afternoon, March 20th, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family. She was 93. Darlene was a remarkable woman whose warmth, compassion, and strength touched the lives of everyone she encountered. Born on September 4th, 1930, in...
Another young man gone too soon. Erikur died in a sudden accident on Friday, March 22nd. He was on his way up to "the shack" near Crane Lake with his two companions, his dogs Telli and Helios always at his side. He planned on enjoying the quiet woods while reading and writing. Erikur was born at...
Hosea Snyder Harkness passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, at Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan, Kansas. He was born on March 11, 1933 in Clay Center, Kansas, to Charles A. and Alice Harkness. Hosea grew up on the family farm near Greenleaf, Kansas, and graduated from Greenleaf High School in 1951...
Susan Metz Chilcott, died on Christmas morning 2023, in Falls Church, VA, at the age of 80, ending a life characterized by professional achievement, volunteer service and devoted relationships with family members and friends. She lived in Alexandria, VA, where she and her husband, Ron (deceased...
Merlin E. Johnson, age 88 of Ceresco, died Friday, January 26, 2024 in Lincoln. He was born June 27, 1935 in Wahoo to Elmer and Lorette Johnson. Always sharply dressed, Merlin will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, humor, and devotion to family, church, community, and friends. Merlin is...
Sondra Raasch was born on October 23, 1946 to Cecil and Laila Walker in Milford, Nebraska. After Sondra graduated from Fremont High School in 1964, she went on to study Education at Midland Lutheran College. After graduating with a teaching degree in English, she started her first job in Grand...
Pastor Roger L. Sasse, age 81, of Lincoln was called home January 5th, 2024, a grateful beneficiary, of a life full of the gifts of God and wonder-filled opportunities to serve. Pastor Roger L. Sasse was a Nebraskan by birth and life-long Lutheran. He often described himself as an incurable...

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