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Martha M. Harmon, ’58

Posted on 30 January 2015 by editor

Martha M. Harmon, who began her education at Grace University in 1953, died on January 24, 2015 in Council Buffs, Iowa. She is survived by her husband, Charles W.; children, Richard C. and friend Mary Dishman, and Carolyn Cahill (James); grandchildren, William R.F. Harmon (Amanda), Melissa Montgomery (Christopher), and Catlin Cahill; 5 great grandchildren; siblings, Ruth Roth (Lynn), and Heinrich Ortmann; brother-in-law, Walter Busenitz; sister-in-law, Kathleen Gray (Lee); and many family and friends. Martha worked for Mutual of Omaha, State of Nebraska, and UNMC. Following her retirement, she worked for the Stephen Center, and volunteered at General Dodge House and Lauritzen Gardens. Martha was very active with Charles in the Mayflower Society.

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Luella Zuercher

Luella (Harder) Zuercher, '58

Posted on 08 March 2013 by vunruh

Luella (Harder) Zuercher entered her eternal home on March 1, 2013.

Luella was born Oct. 26, 1936, to Gus and Kathrine Harder. Luella committed her life to Christ at a young age. She attended Berean Academy and Grace College of the Bible in Omaha, Neb.

Luella married Floyd Zuercher on July 11, 1957. They were missionaries in Colombia, South America, from 1960 to 1972.

Luella taught at Berean Academy and influenced many lives during her 37 years of teaching. Luella earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from Wichita State University. She loved gardening and time with grandchildren. Luella’s life and witness inspire us to be more like Christ!

Luella was preceded in death by her father, Gus; mother, Kathrine; and brother, Kenneth.

Luella is survived by her husband, Floyd; son, Charles and Lili, Portland; son, Steve and Melanie, Wichita; daughter, Ann Servaes and Shannon, St. Louis; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Harder and Christine, Benton; sister, Doris Smith, Corvallis; sister-in-law, Marjorie Zuercher, Whitewater; brother-in-law, Dwight Zuercher and Wilma, Chicago; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

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1958 Elaine (Madsen) Jager

1958 Elaine (Madsen) Jager

Posted on 15 August 2011 by Mel Friesen

Elaine Naomi Jager, age 84, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away August 11, 2011, at Risen Son Christian Village. She was born March 31, 1927, in Raymond, Neb., to Anders and Ingeborg (Pedersen) Madsen. Elaine was a former Dean of Women at Grace University in Omaha.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Franklin on May 16, 2011; sister, Dorothy Hanson; brothers, Harry and Arnold Madsen.
Survivors include daughters, Carla Butts and husband, Bill, Crista Jensen and husband, Joel; six grandchildren; brother, Delmar and wife, Grace Madsen; sister-in-law, Elma Madsen; and brother-in-law, Robert Jager.
The family will host a reception Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Christ Community Church, 404 S. 108th Ave., Omaha, Neb. Visitation with the family will be Monday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Maher-Livingston Funeral Home with services at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the music departments of Grace University or Crown College.

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