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.

Letha Lucille Kibble, 79, Elwood, formerly Fremont, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. She was born on Sept. 26, 1939, to Donald and Etta Waltemath, in North Platte, Nebraska. Letha joined the Army at 16, and later earned her GED while serving. She earned her degree as a dental...
Donald LeRoy Austin, 92, went home to Jesus on Sept. 5, 2019 at St. Martin Village in Rapid City. He was born on April 6, 1927, along with his twin sister, Dorothy, to Otto and Esther Austin in Nunda, SD. In 1929, his father accepted a call to serve as the pastor at Trinity Lutheran in Newman Grove...
Memorial Services for Eleanor Foust age 86 of Stanton, NE formerly of West Point, NE will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the New England Congregational Church in Stanton, NE with Pastor Linda Mohr officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church...
Robert D. Rowan, 76, of Omaha, formerly of Gothenburg, died August 17, 2019 in Omaha. He was born February 23, 1943 in Cozad, son of Walter Charles and Doris Grace (Malcom) Rowan. Bob grew up Northeast of Gothenburg on the family dairy farm and attended school in Gothenburg graduating from...
Georgia was a graduate of Midland College where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Education; Georgia met her husband Donald M Payne of 61 years while attending Midland College. After they were married they had a daughter Barbara Jean Friend (Payne) and the family moved to Lincoln from Fremont...
Lorraine Loretta (Gibson) Reeves was born on September 29, 1924 on the family farm near North Bend, Nebraska to Harry and Ruth (Brown) Gibson. The family moved often during those “depression years” but Lorraine attended school wherever they lived. She graduated from Malmo High School and went on to...
Dr. Larry Stednitz, 78, of Falls City, NE, passed away August 18, 2019 at Falls City. He was born July 8, 1941 at Falls City to Harold and Lula (Kuker) Stednitz. He married Toni Iseman and they were later divorced. He then married Terri Robeson and she later passed away. Larry was raised at Falls...
Beryl A. Knudson, age 81, of Fremont passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at CHI Bergan Mercy Hospital. Beryl was born Sept. 20, 1937, to Paul and Ruth Burch in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota. Beryl grew up on a small family farm with one brother. She then attended nursing school in Albert Lea, Minnesota...
Frederick Junior Juilfs was born July 9, 1925, in Burr to Fred W. and Elsie M. Juilfs, and joined eternal life on July 8, 2019, a journey he had well prepared himself for. Frederick graduated from Midland University, Fremont with a BA in 1951, then received his master’s degree in Divinity from The...
Norman E. Schoch Jr., 54, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Columbus Community Hospital. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, and will continue...

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