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.

V. William "Bill" Nissen passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Brookestone Village in Omaha. Bill was born on March 1, 1937 to Verner and Frances Nissen of Fremont, NE. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1955 and Midland College in 1960. He worked between his Sophomore and Junior year of...
James "Jim" Leon Happel, 80, of Bloomington, passed away at 8:49 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022, in Surprise, AZ. Jim was born January 4, 1942, in West Point, NE, the son of George and Eltie (Woehler) Happel. He married Darlene Schultz on August 18, 1963, in Wisner, NE. She survives him in...
Marion H. Youngquist, age 97, most recently of Aurora, IL, died peacefully January 3, 2022 in the presence of family. Marion was born June 20, 1924 in Salem, OR and attended Midland College in Fremont, NE where she met and married her late husband, the Rev. Theodore A. Youngquist. They were married...
Laramie C. Fowler, 24, died unexpectedly on Dec. 25, 2021, in a motorcycle accident in El Paso, Texas. He was born May 3, 1997, in North Platte, to Mark Fowler and Marie (Jean) Kleinow. He graduated from Stapleton High School, class of 2015. Following graduation, he attended the University of...
Lynn Keith Settje, "Setch," 81, of Greeley, Colorado, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2021, with his daughters near his side. Lynn is preceded in death by three brothers Allen, Lee, and Melvin, and parents Emil & Hilda Settje. He is survived by his two daughters, Heidi (Mike) Wagner and...
Janet L. Werner, 79, of Poplar Grove, Illinois, died Monday Dec. 27, 2021, at Azura Memory Care in Clinton, Wisconsin. A private family gathering will take place this spring. She was born June 19, 1942, to the late Edward and Lillian (Loukota) Abraham in Columbus, Nebraska, and grew up on a farm...
A “Celebration of Life” service for Marcella “Marcie” Divis-Michaud of Fremont will be at 2:00pm on Thursday, December 30 at First Lutheran Church, 3200 E. Military in Fremont with arrangements by Ludvigsen Mortuary. Marcie passed away on December 26. Marcie was born October 20, 1939 in Schuyler,...
Shirley Sjuts, 86, of Fremont passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, in Fremont, surrounded by her children. Shirley was born July 11, 1935, in Norfolk, Nebraska, to Joseph and Rose (Helus) Muller. She was raised on a farm near Newman Grove, Nebraska. She graduated from Humphrey St...
Alex Meyer, age 80, of Snyder, died Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s Burn Center in Lincoln. A celebration of life memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 27, at Evangelical Free Church in Fremont ( 2050 N Lincoln) led by Pastor Ryan Miller. Lunch and reminiscing will...
Virginia L. Diers of Grand Island passed away Dec. 18, 2021. There will be no visitation. All Faiths Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Diers was born on Jan. 20, 1930, in Fremont, Nebraska, to Vernon L. and Martha E. (Anderson) Johnson. She...

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