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.

Willard R. Meier, age 95, of Fremont died Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at home. Willard was born March 15, 1927, in West Point, Nebraska, to Alois and Louise (Lankenau) Meier. He was raised in West Point and graduated from West Point High School. He served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946...
Dennis "Denny" Dau, age 78, of Elkhorn, NE, passed away on November 18, 2022. Preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Charlotte Dau; brother Allen Dau; brother-in-law Don Kroeger; and sister-in-law Ardeth Ohm-Moser. Survived by wife Carmen; children: Jill and Jeff Richmond, and their children,...
Arnold Keith Johnson, 81 of Chappell died November 15, 2022 at Sidney Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 19 at Berea Lutheran Church northeast of Chappell with Pastor Scotty Ray officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will...
Paul E. Larson, age 95, passed away on Nov. 12, 2022, at Pathfinder Place in Fremont, Nebraska. Paul graduated from Fremont High School in 1944 and attended Midland Lutheran College for one year. He then served in the Army Air Corps from 1945-1946, after which he returned to Fremont and worked at...
Well known orthopedic surgeon Dr. James P. Beasom III died at age 99 on November 13 with his family by his side, 46 days shy of his 100th birthday. He and his identical twin brother, Dr. Ralph D. Beasom, were born in Seattle, Washington to the Rev. James P. Beasom Jr. and Helga Kirkrod Beasom. His...
Arne David Lund passed away peacefully at home on October 23, 2022, at the age of 82 with Patricia, his wife of 55 years by his side. He was born in Ellensburg, Washington to Alfred and Althea (Walker) Lund on March 14th, 1940. At a young age, the family moved to Longview, WA and Arne spent most of...
Phyllis Jean Exstrom, 83, of Holdrege, died on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Holdrege, with Rev. Jan Gluth King officiating. Interment will be 4 p.m. at the Bethany...
Marilyn Hypse, 92, of Topeka, passed away on October 29, 2022. She was born July 16, 1930, in Almena, Wisconsin, the daughter of Richard I. and Florence (Fornell) Dimick. She graduated from Barron High School in 1948 and received an associate's degree from Luther College in Wahoo, Nebraska in 1952...
William "Bill" Eaton passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 22, 2022, at the age of 93. He was born in Omaha on Feb. 12, 1929, the child of William Dickinson Eaton and Frances Maurine Bryan. He was raised in Illinois, New York, Iowa and moved with his family to Fremont. Though new to his high...
Robert "Bob" Potach went to be with his Heavenly Father on October 13, 2022, at the age of 98. Bob was born on December 21, 1923, in Fremont, Nebraska. He was the son of Frank and Agnes (Budin) Potach. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1941. From there, Bob attended Midland College in...

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