Funeral, visitation arrangements set for journalism major

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-chief

The funeral and visitation dates for Samantha Middendorf, a sophomore journalism major, who died after sustaining injuries in a car accident last Saturday, have been set.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Pancratius Catholic Church in Fayetteville, Ill., and visitations will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 8-10:15 a.m. Saturday at Moll Funeral Home in Mascoutah, Ill.

Middendorf was 19. She was involved in a car accident on Interstate 57 at approximately 8:35 p.m. last Saturday. The driver of the truck she was in, Jarad Jarmon, a senior journalism major, also sustained injuries. He was taken to the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana and released Monday.

Middendorf worked at Eastern’s journalism office, as well as at The Daily Eastern News as a copy editor and entertainment editor.

She is survived by her parents, Kenneth and Susan, nee Otten, Middendorf of Fayetteville; two brothers, Anthony (friend Annette Biekert) Middendorf of Fayetteville and Stephen Middendorf of Fayetteville; paternal grandmother, Diana, nee Rehmer, Middendorf of Fayetteville, paternal great-grandmother, Doris Rehmer of Fayetteville; aunts and uncles, Heather (Murali) Sundar, Alicia (Andrew) Morgan, Sharon Bergkoetter and Robert Otten; cousins, Matthew and Rebekah Bergkoetter, Alexander and Maya Sundar and Alaina and Andrew Morgan; many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of all other gifts, memorials may be made to the family and the donations will be used for charities, which will be determined later. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Bob Galuski can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].