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.

Janice Elaine Ernst, 93, of Osceola, Nebraska, passed away July 3, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society in Osceola. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 10, 2022, at Calvary Lutheran Church, Swede Home with the Rev. Sarah Ruch officiating. Inurnment will be in the Swede Home Cemetery...
Eleanor Lorraine (Jones) Rosenquist was born October 19, 1931, to Myron and Lucille (Phelps) Jones. They lived on a family farm near Glenwood, Iowa. She was later joined by a brother Roger. She enjoyed the animals and gardening with her mother. After graduating Glenwood HS in 1949, she attended...
November 26, 1945 - February 24, 2022. Graduate of Immanuel School of Nursing, 1966. Her body was donated to the Anatomical Board of the State of Nebraska as she had directed. Memorials to Midland Immanuel Scholarship Association or other organizations of your choice. Published by Omaha World-...
February 18, 1936 - January 30, 2022 Preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Paul Biart, Patricia Biart, and Stan Biart. Survived by her loving husband of 60 years, R. Charles Waymire; children, Charles (Sherri) Waymire, II, Ronald (Barbara) Waymire, Richard (Julie Rose) Waymire, Julie Ann (Jim...
Dona Mae Laten, age 91, of Fremont died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at Providence Place. Dona was born Nov. 23, 1929, in Froid, Montana, to Bernhard and Gyda (Wermager) Buchholz. She was raised in Northern Minnesota, graduated from Waubun Minnesota High School in 1947. She attended Aakers School of...
OraLee Mae Oleson passed away on August 5, 2021, at the age of 94. Her last few days on Earth were spent at the Village Care Center. After suffering a fall with complications, she decided she wanted to go to her heavenly home and God answered her prayer. OraLee was dearly loved and will be greatly...
Ruby (Walgreen) Gustafson widow of Paul Gustafson, died 3/19/2021. Ruby was born 4/26/1929 in Osceola, NE. She graduated from Osceola High School in 1947. Thereafter she attended Luther College and graduated from Immanuel School of Nursing, Omaha, NE. Retired RN. Ruby married Paul Gustafson 9/16/...
Fern (Bartsch) Ewert passed away January 28, 2021 at The Monarch Hospice House. Fern was born in Delft, Minnesota on February 2, 1931. She graduated from Grace Bible Institute and then received an RN from Immanuel Hospital in Omaha. In 1957 she married Ralph Ewert, then completing his MD, and they...
Glennadean (Surratt) Maurin finished her lifelong path of caring and nursing others on January 15, 2021. Glenna was born in Denver, Colorado, on November 8, 1939. The youngest of four sisters (Louise, Eula, and Odelia), she grew up in that city and started as a "candy striper" at the age of 12...
Janis was born in O'Neill, Nebraska on February 28, 1938, and died on January 11, 2021, in Omaha. She was preceded in death on August 7, 2020 by her husband Dr. John Andrew Haggstrom, and her parents, Gerald and Elizabeth (Bentz) DeVore. Mrs. Haggstrom graduated from Norfolk Senior High School in...

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