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.

Winifred “Fritzie” Lea Ellis, Beatrice, passed away at age 83 on Friday, February 21, 2020 in Beatrice. She was born June 15, 1936 at the farm home of her parents in rural Steinauer. Fritzie graduated from Sterling High School in 1953 after graduation she taught at Hopewell country school. She...
James Alford Bowman, died peacefully on January 8, 2020 at the age of 90. "Jim" was born in Glendale, California on June 11, 1929 to Alford and Rose (Nelson) Bowman. After graduating from Hoover High School in Glendale, CA, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Midland College in...
Sandy Kistler died this week after a sudden illness. Her daughters and the friends who were family were by her side. Sandra Kay Branting was born November 8, 1946 to Frances and Hollis Branting, in North Platte, Nebraska. She was the oldest of 4 children and part of a large herd of close cousins...
Carrol Richard Dahl passed away in Fresno, California, on Jan. 9, 2020, at the age of 88. He was born to Harry and Margaretha (Low) Dahl (both Scribner natives) in Burlington, Colorado, on March 15, 1931. He was the youngest of six children. The family moved to Bennington, Nebraska, when Carrol was...
Diane Lynn (Holdsworth) Wiener was born on Sept. 17, 1960, in Denison, to Melvin and Clarion (Evers) Holdsworth. Diane passed away into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at the Denison Care Center in Denison at the age of 59 after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer...
Barbara K. Tellatin, 72, died at Methodist Hospital in Omaha on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. She was born Aug. 28, 1947, in St. Joseph, Missouri, and was raised in Savannah, Missouri, where she graduated from high school in 1965. Barbara attended Northwest Missouri State University and graduated from...
Charmine F. Laaker, 88, of Fremont died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont. Charmine was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Snyder, Nebraska, to Emil and Laura (Hoge) Ruff. She was baptized at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Scribner. She attended School District 17 in Washington County and...
Eldon C. Johnson Sr., 93, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at home in Torrington. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at the Colyer Funeral Home with Pastor Cody Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington. Cremation has taken place. Memorials can...
Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Edith Ackerson; brother, Tim Ackerson. Survived by husband, Michael Schadendorf; children, Jennifer (Jason) Valandra and Steven Schadendorf (Atefeh Hosseini); grandchildren, Cameron, Edith and Tonya; sisters, Elaine DeBoer and Betty Ackerson; many nieces,...
Donna G. Dahl McClaughry, 94, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Missouri. A native of Nebraska, she was born Jan. 9, 1925, in Hooper, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Clarence and Florence (Ruwe) Dahl. She graduated from Hooper High...

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