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.

David L. Oorlog, 69, Phoenix, Ariz., died June 30, 2019, in Phoenix. David was born Aug. 25, 1949, in Belle Fourche, S.D., to Harvin and LaVaughn (Rivers) Oorlog. He had lived in the Phoenix area since 1972, working in the pool repair and sales business and owning his own pool service business for...
Lois M. Snyder, age 91, of rural Fremont died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Dunklau Gardens. Lois was born Oct. 14, 1927, in Sutherland, Nebraska, to Henry and Anna (Pueppke) Sudman. She was raised in Keith County and graduated from Paxton High School in 1946. She attended Midland College (now...
Kelly R. Sangster, age 54, of Council Bluffs, passed away July 4, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Kelly was born June 19, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska to William and Linda (Risley) Lawlor. She graduated from St. Albert Catholic High School in 1984. Kelly attended IWCC and graduated...
Donna Lucille Johnson was born to John and Louise (Vetter) Payzant on October 29, 1922 at Schuyler, Nebraska. She departed this life on Saturday, July 6,2019 at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, Nebraska at the age of 96 years, 8 months and 7 days. She graduated from Schuyler High School and...
Donald L. Machacek, 87 of Waterloo, NE, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Brookstone Meadows in Elkhorn with his beloved wife, Marilyn by his side. He was born the son of John and Mayme (Ohnoutka) Machacek on November 8, 1931 in Weston, NE. Don graduated with the class of 1950 at Weston High...
Earl Francis Pedersen, 92, of Fremont died June 10, 2019 at Wisner Care Center in Wisner. He was born Aug. 17, 1926 at the family farm residence in Saunders County to Gotfred and Ruby (Nelson) Peder-sen. He attended rural Carey High School, Fremont Senior High School and Midland College. He served...
Larry H. Wigren, 74 years, of Fremont, NE died Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Wisner Care Center. He was born September 29, 1945 in Lyons, NE to Harlan and Helen (Anderson) Wigren. He grew up in the Oakland and Fremont area. After graduating high school, he attended Midland College and UNO. He served...
Jo Ann Petet, age 70, of West Point, Nebraska passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at Premier Estates in West Point. Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 7th, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point with Rev. Richard Bringewatt as officiant. Lunch with visitation will follow in the...
Bernice E. Mitchel, age 88, of Fremont passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at her home. Bernice was born Aug. 26, 1930, to Frederick and Elizabeth (Schuelke) Snyder in South Bend, Nebraska. Bernice attended and graduated from Fremont High School in 1947. Following high school she attended Midland...
Maurie Prauner, age 74, fell asleep in death after a five-year struggle with heart disease on May 23, 2019 at his home in Ridgefield Connecticut. Carrie, his wife of 50 years, son Matthew and wife Colette, along with daughter Jenna Palacio and husband René, enjoyed making so many good memories with...

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