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.

Marilyn A. Hurrell was born Aug. 17, 1926 to Willie and Rose Eggers on their farm near Mead. She passed away on Sept. 24, 2021 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont at the age of 95 years. Marilyn attended an elementary country school near her family's farm and graduated from Yutan High School at the age...
Ardythe (Ardy) Marie Jacquot, 84, passed away on September 28, 2021, in Martin. Ardy was born on June 30, 1937 in St. Paul, Minn. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Thomas Jacquot, Martin; sister Nancy O’Connell, Laura, Ohio; children Aileen McQuarrie (Gary), New Hope, Pa., and...
Jeremy John Fuerst fell into God on September 9, 2021, while in the Sangre de Cristo (meaning, Blood of Christ) mountain range in Colorado. His last text to his wife said, “Honey I am going to go for the Crestone Needle. I am moving well and feeling good. Love you.” Jeremy always lived life to the...
Services for Marvin D. Nelson, 97, Wayne, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Wakefield. Burial with military rites will be in the parish cemetery in rural Wakefield. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at the church. Marvin Nelson died Thursday, Sept. 9,...
Charles H. "Chuck" West Jr. passed away on September 7, 2021. He was born on August 7, 1927 in West Point, NE to Mary Louise and Charles H. "Harry" West. His early years were in Beemer NE, Omaha, and Arlington, NE, where he graduated from High School in January 1944 and immediately enrolled at...
Theresa Elaine Hoffman, 95 years, of Fremont, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Theresa was born Aug. 4, 1926, to Orren and Lois (Emory) Nau in Fremont. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1943. After high school, she attended college at Midland Lutheran...
Dr. Leonard C. Nielsen age 69, of Fremont, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at Fremont Methodist Hospital. Leonard was born on December 22. 1951, in Omaha, to E. V. "Vic" and Lois (Moore) Nielsen. Leonard attended and graduated from Fremont High School in 1970. He then attended Midland...
Vern was born in Genoa, NE, the third of six children. He graduated from high school in Genoa and began his college education at Luther Jr. College in Wahoo, NE. In the fall of 1944, he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Philippines. He was discharged in 1947 and returned to Luther to finish...
Lindsay Renee Collins, age 42, of Lakewood, Colorado passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on July 14, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. Lindsay was born on August 5th, 1978 in Cambridge, Nebraska to Doug and Judy (Steele) Collins. She began her education in Edison, Nebraska with her mother as...
Dr. Wesley T. Shepard, 94, joined his Savior in Heaven on July 31, 2021 while surrounded by his family at Journey House in Lincoln, NE. He and his twin brother, Les, were born on February 28, 1927, in Omaha, the sons of Rev. Theodore and Ethel (Fredrickson) Shepard. Wes graduated from Morgan Park...

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