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.

Robert C. ‘Bob’ Chisholm, age 71, of Fremont passed away surrounded by his family, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Methodist Fremont Health. Bob was born Nov. 14, 1946, in Fremont to Paul and Jean (Summermeyer) Chisholm. Bob grew up in Fremont and graduated from Fremont Senior High School in 1964. He...
Marian Elaine Anderson passed away at age 93 on October 2, 2018, in Fremont, at Shalimar Gardens Memory Support. Marian was born February 11, 1925, to Clarence and Helen Challquist. She grew up in Mead and graduated from Mead High School. She also attended Luther College in Wahoo. Marian married...
Carol Carlson, 69, of Allen, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 at her home. Services will be held Friday, Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Allen. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Allen with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in...
Vern Hoge, 84, of Columbus, Nebraska, died Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island Nebraska. The funeral service will be at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, October 23, at Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus, with Rev. Michael Klatt and Rev. Cory Burma officiating. Visitation...
Melvin Suhr, 89, of Storm Lake died Oct. 22, 2018 in Sioux City. Memorial services will be held Friday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery near Red Oak. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Morris R. Hilgenkamp, 90, of Kearney died Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Alma at the Good Samaritan Society Colonial Villa. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. James DeLoach officiating. Burial will be at Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the...
David W. Christensen, 71, of Fremont died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at home. He was born Feb. 27, 1947, in Fremont to Byron and Elaine (Reeves) Christensen. He was raised in rural Fremont in the farming community. He was a Fremont High School graduate and attended Midland College where he played...
Rolland 'Rollo' Adolph DeBower, 82, of Columbus, died Oct. 14, 2018, at the Columbus Community Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Columbus, with the Rev. Adam Lassen officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m...
Shirley J. Eng­strom, 82, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church in Harcourt with Pastor Rod Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Lost Grove Township Cemetery near Harcourt. A...
Florence E. Phillips, 105, a lifelong resident of McCook, passed away Oct. 13, 2018, at Hillcrest Nursing Home, McCook. Florence was born on July 21, 1913, to parents Albert B. and Marie J. (Brodbeck) Culton in North Platte. She was one of two children who grew up in North Platte, attended school...

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