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.

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...
James Monroe Perry, 78, of St. Joseph, died Nov. 10, 2019. James was born June 26, 1941, in Topeka, Kansas, to the late Harry M. and Cora (Raymond) Perry. He attended Lafayette High School, where he was involved in concert choir and was a member of the basketball team. He received an economics...
Alberta Rowe, age 101, former Fremont resident, last residing at St. Joseph Retirement Community in West Point, Nebraska, passed away at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point on Oct. 13, 2019. Alberta was born in Fremont, Nebraska, on July 1, 1918, to Albert and Christine (Launer) Weihe. She...
Bernice R. Chandler, 96 years, of Fremont, Nebraska, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at Nye Pointe Health and Rehab in Fremont. Bernice was born March 24, 1923, in Lynch, Nebraska, to Carl J. and Alma M. (Andersen) Thorell. She grew up at Bristow, Nebraska. She attended Luther College in Wahoo,...
Donald P. Skoog, M.D. passed away on Oct 7, 2019 from cancer. He was born in 1931 to Paul and Mary Ann Skoog of Hubbard, Nebraska. Don graduated from the very small high school in Hubbard. He graduated magna cum laude and as class president from Midland College in Fremont, Nebraska in 1953. He...
Wayne William Ziebarth, age 98 of Wilcox, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 in Wilcox. Wayne was born on August 2, 1921, on the family farm near Wilcox. He attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, where he graduated in May 1942, with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. He was affiliated...
Marty D. Williamson, 69, of Fremont died at Methodist Fremont Health Friday September 20. He was born in Early, Iowa December 3, 1949 to Mary and Daniel Williamson and graduated from Ida Grove, Iowa High School in 1968. He moved to Fremont to attend Midland Lutheran College graduating in 1972...
Judith Ann Geer was born on September 23, 1942, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to Dr. Robert R. Geer and Hazel J. Hall Geer. Her father was a medical doctor who joined the Army/Air Corps during WWII. His last assignment was in York, Nebraska, where he was discharged. They liked it there and decided to...
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...

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