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.

Darlene H. Bruner, age 92, of Fremont, Nebraska, died on July 19, 2021, at Edgewood Vista. Darlene was born Oct. 8, 1928, on the family farm in rural Creston, Nebraska, to Otto and Hildegard Feye. She married James Paulin and, in that union, had three children. They later divorced. Darlene married...
Brett and Robin Dickerson (56 and 57 respectively) of Plattsburg, MO, died together in an accident during a motorcycle ride through the Big Horn mountains on July 3rd. The viewing will be held Saturday, July 17th, from 11am-1pm, with the funeral following at 1pm at the Plattsburgh High School...
Lori Lynn Erdman (Schneider), age 51, of Chalco, passed away on June 17, 2021. Lori was born on Sept. 12, 1969, to Dean and Nina Schneider in Fort Calhoun. After grade school at Wranch School in rural Washington County, Lori attended and graduated from high school in Fort Calhoun. She went on to...
Services for Jennifer S. Brungardt, 49, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 10, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. The Rev. Terry Buol will officiate. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. She...
Services for Brian K. Planer, 58, Pierce, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 7, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. The Rev. Jacob Tuma will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect View Cemetery in rural Pierce. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday also at the funeral chapel in Norfolk. He died of a...
Paula Rae Moerer, 59, of Nebraska City, Nebraska formerly of Humboldt, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born on July 18, 1961 to Vanes and Joyce (Davison) Moerer in Pawnee City, Nebraska. Paula lived on the family farm west of Humboldt and graduated from...
Ronald R. Fittje passed into the arms of his Lord & Savior on May 6, 2021, at Park View Home in Dodge, Nebraska. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021, at St. Peter...
Clare Edward Hoffman was born on a farm near Watauga, South Dakota, to Edna and Charles Hoffman. He graduated from McIntosh High School in 1941, and matriculated to Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska. Interrupting his college education, Clare enlisted in the U.S. naval aviation flight...
Stanley Sass was born April 28, 1930, to Theodore and Edith Sass. He married Twila M. Larson on September 29, 1951. Stanley graduated from Elkhorn High School in 1948 and from Midland College in 1956. He worked for newspapers in Minden and Hastings before joining the staff at Midland where he...
Richard Edward Daubenspeck, of Ashburn, Virginia passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Loudoun Hospital. He was born on November 25, 1932 in Scottsbluff, NE to the late Col. Wayne Martel Daubenspeck, Chaplain, US Army (ret) and Ethel Mason Daubenspeck. In addition to his parents he was...

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