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.

Winniefred Eliason Keleher, 101, widow of Daniel E. Keleher, died on February 14, 2019, after stating that she was going to heaven to spend Valentines Day with her dearly departed husband, Dan. Winnie was born April 3, 1917, to Emin and Ester Swanson Eliason at Swedeburg. She spent her early years...
Bonnie Havekost, age 85, of Fremont passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the age of 85 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont, Nebraska. Bonnie Lou (Peterson) Havekost was born August 7th, 1933 to Vernon and Dorothy (Hansen) Peterson at West Point, Nebraska. She attended rural schools in Cuming County...
Donald was born in Fremont, Nebraska, on June 11, 1935. He attended Midland University earning a BS in Accounting. Donald made a career the U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration Services for 32 years, retiring as the District Director in the Denver office in 1990. Donald married Rosemary Russell in...
Katherine Ann Kirke, 77, Harrisonville, MO, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at her home. Funeral services were held Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with burial at White Chapel Cemetery in Gladstone, MO. Katherine was born January 31, 1942 in Sheboygan, WI, a...
Survived by Dorothy, wife of 66 years; sons Nathan (Virginia), Timothy; 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. VISITATION: Monday 5-7 pm at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday (2/12/19) 10:30 am at Lutheran Church of the Master; 2617 S. 114th St. Omaha, NE...
Kathryn Ann Miller, age 89, passed away on 2/22/2019 in Palestine, TX. Kathryn was born 5/10/1929 in Sidney, NE to Harold (Pat) and Grace (Hornaday) Ells. She attended Sidney High School and Midland College, where she sang soprano in church and school choirs. Her talent and love of music (including...
Vernie Marie (Von Essen) Jensen was born Dec. 1, 1927, in Oakland to Elmer John and Marie Katherine Barbara (Uehling) Von Essen. She passed away at 91 years of age on Feb. 6, 2019, at the Hooper Care Center, in Hooper. Vernie grew up on her parents’ farm southwest of Oakland and attended country...
Services for Florence Breitkreutz, 92, Wisner, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner. The Rev. Vincent Sungutti will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday with a 6 p.m. vigil and will continue on Wednesday...
Verla Ann Heitmann of Hardy, passed away February 13, 2019. She is survived by her husband Lavern of Hardy; sons David (Carla) of Wichita, Kan., and Stephen (Marla) of Hardy; daughters Julie Hoffman (Dennis) of Lincoln, and Michelle Smith (Richard) of Lincoln; grandchildren Elizabeth Bender (Jeff)...
Lawrence Dale Meyer was born on July 23, 1938, in Jefferson County, the oldest of five children to William and Hazel (Spahr) Meyer. He passed away on Feb. 11, 2019, in Parker, Arizona Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the United Methodist Church in Silver Creek. Visitation...

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