Class Notes

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JoAnne Shaw ('63) Tribute

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JoAnne Shaw was born January 11, 1941, in Fremont, NE and passed peacefully at the age of 83, on May 30, 2024, in her home surrounded by her loving family. JoAnne served as a Registered Nurse for 35 years, graduating from the Clarkson College of Nursing in 1963. She worked at Lincoln General Hospital until she chose to take on her most important calling, raising her three boys. During these years she provided part-time nursing care at Allergy and Immunology P.C in Lincoln. Later, she worked as a nurse at Gateway Manor and provided in home private duty nursing care. 

JoAnne Shaw Obituary (2024)

Posted June 3, 2024

Lambert "Lance" Stiers ('74) Tribute


Lambert Stiers Obituary Lambert "Lance" Stiers November 14, 1953-March 22, 2024 In Loving Memory of Lambert "Lance" Stiers: A Life of Healing, Service, and Love. Lambert "Lance" Stiers, born on November 14, 1953, to Donald and Arlene Stiers, embarked on a journey marked by compassion, creativity, and an unwavering devotion to his family. Lance's passion for healing led him on a remarkable career path, from his humble beginnings as an orderly to his roles as an EMT, registered nurse, and eventually a physician assistant. Lance started a life flight helicopter program in both Omaha, Nebraska and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and delighted in sharing those stories of adrenaline-pumping emergencies. Lance's legacy is further etched in the well-being of others with the founding of Quick Care Medical Services in 1996, where he championed accessible healthcare solutions for countless individuals. Lance was in the 1st non-traditional group of students admitted to Clarkson in 1974.

Posted June 3, 2024

Congratulations, Andrew!

Congratulations is in order! Fellow alumni, Andrew Marking, has grown in their career. As of last June, Andy is the Director of Clinical Education for the inaugural Master of Respiratory Care program at UNMC. Andrew graduated from the HIA program during the Summer of 2023.

Posted April 18, 2024

Congratulations, Julie!

Julie Thompson graduated from Clarkson College's HIA program in 2022. They were recently promoted to Privacy Officer at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids IA in August 2023 and obtained their CHPC credentials in May 2023.

Posted April 18, 2024

Michele Wallin ('75 & '86) Tribute

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michele Wallin, formerly known as Michele Moeller, on April 4th, 2024. Michele was a beloved alumna of our school, graduating with the classes of 1975 and 1986. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and condolences go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.

Posted April 18, 2024

Dennis M. Muldrew ('79) Tribute

Dennis Michael Muldrew, 68, of Memphis, Missouri, passed away on January 13th, 2024. Son of Helen Muldrew (Emrick), he was born on April 6th, 1955. He graduated from Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Missouri in 1973. Dennis went on to further his studies at Northwest Missouri State and at Bishop Clarkson School of Nursing, where he received his Diploma Degree in Nursing in 1979. Dennis was also an Army Reserves Veteran. Obituary information can be found here.

Posted March 4, 2024

Darlene Hepperly ('46) Tribute


Darlene L. Hepperly, 98, of Concordia, KS, died on January 21, 2024, at home surrounded by her loving family. She will be missed, but we're sure she is happy to be reunited with her husband and one true love, Rich.
Darlene, the youngest of six children, was born November 21, 1925, in Charter Oak, Iowa to Minnie and Carl Bahle. She graduated from Fremont High School, Fremont, Nebraska in 1943, and from Clarkson College, Omaha Nebraska as a registered nurse in 1946. She worked as a surgical nurse in Fremont, Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Darlene Hepperly Obituary (2024) - Concordia, KS - Fremont Tribune (

Posted January 25, 2024

Bette Grace Tucker ('75) Tribute


Bette Grace Tucker, 75, of Lincoln, Nebraska passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023. Bette was born August 24, 1948 to Grace and Bernard Underwood in Lincoln, NE. After graduating from Northeast High School in 1966, she went on to study nursing at Bryan and at Nebraska Wesleyan where she earned her BS.N. She then earned her master's degree in nursing at Clarkson College.

Obituary - Bette Tucker Obituary (1948 - 2023) - Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Journal Star (

Posted December 18, 2023

Belinda Sue "Suz" Wills ('94) Tribute


Belinda Sue "Suz" Wills passed away at home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at the age of 58. Her commitment to caring for others led her to complete a Registered Nursing degree from Clarkson College in 1994. Her entire career was spent in healthcare, where she was able to pursue her passion for helping people. Belinda was also an advocate for mental health awareness and education. Obituary Belinda Wills Obituary - Brian P. Harvey Funeral Home - Plattsmouth - 2023 (

Posted December 13, 2023

Karen Kay Heimuli Tribute

Karen Kay Heimuli passed away on October 7, 2023. Karen was a nursing graduate from 1964. She will always be remembered. Obituary information can be found here.

Posted October 25, 2023

Abby Rebecca Olberding Tribute


It is with deep sadness that Clarkson College acknowledges the loss of one of our own, Ms. Abby Rebecca Olberding. Abby graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program in the fall of 2022 with an Associate of Science degree in PTA, and recently participated in the 2023 graduation ceremony. She was a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) Honor Society, and a member of the Clarkson College Student Physical Therapist Assistant Association. Abby Rebecca Olberding, age 24, of Omaha, NE, and formerly of Carroll, IA, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, due to injuries suffered in an auto accident in Omaha, NE.

The public information of her passing can be found here: Obituary | Abby Rebecca Olberding of Carroll, Iowa | Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Homes (

Posted September 19, 2023

Rev. Ellen "Ellie" Thober Tribute


Rev. Ellen "Ellie" Thober, 74, of Papillion, Nebraska, (formerly of Columbus, Nebraska), died Thursday, September 14, 2023. She graduated from Hastings High School in 1966. Ellie earned a nursing degree from Clarkson College in 1969, a Bachelor of Arts from Doane College, and a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary.

Posted September 19, 2023

Janet Kummetz Hansen Note

Years of nursing leadership and teaching nursing were satisfying. Retired in 2005. Returning to obtain my BSN was an important part of my nursing career.

Posted September 19, 2023

Nancy (Frisbie) Rossean Tribute

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Nancy (Frisbie) Rossean passed away peacefully on August 25, 2023, in Valley, NE at the age of 92. After Nancy graduated from Elgin High School, she moved to Omaha to attend Clarkson College of Nursing.

Posted September 5, 2023

Angela "Angie" Marie Scott ('07) Tribute and Note

Angie Scott passed away on September 29, 2022, at the age of 44. Angie was a true healer, known for her touch, spirituality and calming energy. 

At her passing, a brick was purchased in her honor for the Clarkson Service League Heritage Garden.  The funds received through this unique giving opportunity are applied to the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Posted July 14, 2023

Linda Jeanne Miller ('64) Tribute and Note
Linda Jeanne Miller passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019, at the age of 75.  Linda loved her time at Clarkson College and the many friends' memories she made there. 

At her passing, Linda left a gift to the College.  This gift is given in honor of the class of 1964 and in memory of Bonnie Kirstein Duffy and Linda Plattner.

Posted July 30, 2020

Nadine Fern Dunker

Nadine Dunker (Ashce '54) Tribute
Nadine Fern (Asche) Dunker, of Bennington, NE passed away peacefully in Omaha, NE on June 5, 2020.  She grew up on a farm near Leigh with her four brothers and graduated from Leigh High School in 1947.  Nadine went on to attend Bishop Clarkson Memorial School of Nursing. She was crowned Miss Clarkson and graduated in 1954 with a Nursing Diploma. After graduation, she began her career as a Registered Nurse at Memorial Hospital in Schuyler, NE.

Posted June 11, 2020

Suzanne L. Salminen (Teufel '63) Note
Suzanne received her Colorado license to come out of retirement to help her community where needed.
Posted June 10, 2020

Frances Faye Anderson (Rosicky '64) Note
Frances and her husband, Russell, reside in Papillion, NE and have been married for 56 years.  Frances and Russell have two married daughters and three grandchildren.  She is active with the Papillion Senior Singer 55+ Club and a volunteer member of her choir.
Posted June 9, 2020

Marcia Weeks (Fitzgerald '65) Note
Marcia was pleased to share through the COVID-19 virus and shutdown, many member of the 1965 Class have been able to communicate throughe email or text.  "We were a small, close class of 28.  This year we had sad news of the passing of some of our classmates.  But, we also shared good news of new grandchildren or pats, exciting travel experiences, new or old hobbies, and Faith to get through.  One thing we all have in common was our retirement.  And we honor those Health Care students still in school and those Health Care Providers presently working.  Your sacrifices cannot be counted."
Posted June 9, 2020