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.

Larry Dean Gorden, 74, of Bloomington, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, lost his nearly two-year battle for life with pancreatic cancer. He passed away peacefully at home and without pain on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2020, with his loving wife and daughter by his side. Larry was born June 20, 1946...
Hilbert Grotelueschen, 94, of Columbus, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at Brookestone Acres in Columbus. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday Sept. 10, at Peace Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at McKown Funeral Home. Internment will be at 3 p.m...
Robert "Bob" Ludwig, 82, of Lincoln died Aug. 25, 2020, in Lincoln. He was born Feb. 16, 1938, in Gothenburg son of Emil and Helen (Grady) Ludwig. Bob grew up in Gothenburg and attended Gothenburg High School. After graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Janice Cole, on Aug. 2, 1959, in...
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Mrs. Betty Hansen, wife of former Midland president, Rev. Dr. Carl Hansen. Betty passed away on August 22, 2020, and Dr. Hansen shared her obituary with us below. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Hansen family. Carl Sanburg’s poem “Fog”...
Lindy L. Stevens, 76 years, of Lincoln, NE formerly Fremont, NE passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 at the Homestead Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln. Lindy was born May 27, 1944 to Phillip and Clara (Chiarelotto) Brazee in Chicago, IL. She grew up in Yutan, NE and graduated from Yutan High...
John Luther Rinde was born on November 3, 1930, in Falls City NE, the son of Rev. Dr. Thomas and Inez Rinde. Passed away on August 14, 2020. His family moved to Nebraska City, NE and later to Fremont, NE where he graduated from Fremont High School in 1948. He attended Midland University, becoming...
Carol J. (Kniep) Snover, age 85, of North Bend, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in Fremont. She was born December 18, 1934 in rural Kennard, NE to Henry and Verna (Kuhr) Kniep. Carol was raised in rural Washington County. She received her BA Degree from Midland College. Carol married...
Ronald “Ron” Gene Alexander, 83, of Waverly, Iowa passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020 at UnityPoint Health–Allen Hospital. Ron was born on September 3, 1936, in Fremont, Neb., the son of Louise (Pett) and Clarence Alexander. He attended school in Hillsdale, Mich., and Emerson, Neb., and graduated...
Shirley K. Jensen Miller, 87, of Wahoo, entered into eternal rest on July 21, 2020 at her home. She was born Oct. 14, 1932 in rural Stella to Cleo and Veda (Rhodus) McNeely. At 10 years old, she moved to Wahoo with her family. Shirley graduated Wahoo High School, attended Peru State Teachers...
Gerald Joseph Perrin, 78, of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away at home under Hospice care on Monday, July 13, 2020. A private memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date. Arrangements for cremation are with Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City. Gerald Joseph Perrin was born...

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