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.

Carrol Richard Dahl passed away in Fresno, California, on Jan. 9, 2020, at the age of 88. He was born to Harry and Margaretha (Low) Dahl (both Scribner natives) in Burlington, Colorado, on March 15, 1931. He was the youngest of six children. The family moved to Bennington, Nebraska, when Carrol was...
Diane Lynn (Holdsworth) Wiener was born on Sept. 17, 1960, in Denison, to Melvin and Clarion (Evers) Holdsworth. Diane passed away into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at the Denison Care Center in Denison at the age of 59 after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer...
Barbara K. Tellatin, 72, died at Methodist Hospital in Omaha on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. She was born Aug. 28, 1947, in St. Joseph, Missouri, and was raised in Savannah, Missouri, where she graduated from high school in 1965. Barbara attended Northwest Missouri State University and graduated from...
Charmine F. Laaker, 88, of Fremont died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont. Charmine was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Snyder, Nebraska, to Emil and Laura (Hoge) Ruff. She was baptized at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Scribner. She attended School District 17 in Washington County and...
Eldon C. Johnson Sr., 93, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at home in Torrington. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at the Colyer Funeral Home with Pastor Cody Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington. Cremation has taken place. Memorials can...
Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Edith Ackerson; brother, Tim Ackerson. Survived by husband, Michael Schadendorf; children, Jennifer (Jason) Valandra and Steven Schadendorf (Atefeh Hosseini); grandchildren, Cameron, Edith and Tonya; sisters, Elaine DeBoer and Betty Ackerson; many nieces,...
Donna G. Dahl McClaughry, 94, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Missouri. A native of Nebraska, she was born Jan. 9, 1925, in Hooper, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Clarence and Florence (Ruwe) Dahl. She graduated from Hooper High...
Charlotte Axelyn Hill, age 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Arapahoe. Charlotte was born on June 19, 1927, to Reverend Arthur H. and Gladys (Malmrose) Peterson. She graduated from Ceresco High School in Ceresco, Neb., and attended Luther College in Wahoo, Neb. She played...
Martin Paul Petersen, 85, formerly of Alliance, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings, NE. He was born September 10, 1935 in San Angelo TX to Erich and Helene (Sasse) Petersen. On August 21, 1955 he was united in marriage to Patricia Lou Stubben in Niobrara, NE...
Margaret Mary McGath, age 91, of Fremont, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. Born on Oct. 6, 1928, in Omaha to George B. and Mary R. (McNeill) Sancha. She was a life-long Fremont resident, a 1946 graduate of Fremont High School and received a B.A. and...

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