Michael D. Headlee

Michael D. Headlee

Jan 9, 1954 – Feb 1, 2017

Went to be with the Lord on February 1, 2017, surrounded by his family. A loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and successful businessman, Mike spent 35 years at Northwestern Mutual providing life-long security for many families.  He is survived by his wife, Ellen A. Headlee; children: Michael D. Headlee, Jr. (Bree), Daniel R. Headlee (Jessica), Elizabeth J. Headlee, and David W. Headlee (Krista); 14 grandchildren: Anna, Tyler, Abegale, Taylor, Kaylyn, Brittany, Isabel, Grant, Madison, Belle, Cara, Olivia, Kate, and Townes; siblings: Robert, David, Julie, and John; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 5th, 2pm to 4pm at the Bel Air Chapel. SERVICES Monday, Feb. 6th at 10:30am, First Covenant Church, 212 No. 89th St.  Interment, Hillcrest. Memorials will be directed by the family.


  • John and Sharon Skomal Posted February 2, 2017 7:08 pm

    Dave and Krista.

    There really are not enough words of condolences for someone who suffers the loss of a parent. Just know you and your family will be always in our prayers.

  • Vicki Wilkins Posted February 2, 2017 7:49 pm

    My sincerest condolences on your loss
    May you find solace in your memories

  • Terri and Jim Small Posted February 2, 2017 8:51 pm

    You are all in our prayers.

  • Mike McCoy Posted February 2, 2017 8:55 pm

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your father. May you and your family find comfort in the memories you are able to reflect on in this time of remembrance.

  • Hector Martinez Posted February 2, 2017 9:54 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. God be with you!

  • Rob Elder Posted February 3, 2017 8:09 am

    What can I say about Mike that anyone that knew him didnt know. I first met Mike and Ellen back in the late 80s when I remodeled their house on Cryer st. They stuck with me and kept me busy for the next 30 years. I must say I have never met two nicer kinder people then Mike and Ellen in all my life. They have literally helped me survive at times and have turned me on to so many new new customers and people I now call friends that I could never possibly repay them. The world Wednsday lost a wonderful person and heaven has gained a kind and gentle soul to help guide its future. RIP Mike till we see each other again, save a place for me up there in the clouds.

  • Lori Sunderland Posted February 3, 2017 9:08 am

    David, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Gordon Cantiello and Rob Lohman Posted February 5, 2017 5:33 am

    Our condolences to Michael’s family and friends. He was a very special person. RIP..

  • Tim Harrison Posted February 5, 2017 1:03 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. I met Mike back in the mid 90’s when I joined Northwestern Mutual as a teenager. Mike was a mentor to many and he lived a life of service to others. He was an inspiration to me throughout my career and he set he bar high for all of us who looked up to Mike and his unmatched work ethic, his humility, his self discipline and his servant mentality. Mike was a mission driven person who made the world a better place for literally thousands of people. Few people would truly know how much Mike has accomplished as he would not talk about it himself. Mike made a huge impact on the lives of many and I know he is in a better place now. Thank you Mike for all of the things that you did to influence us all, Tim Harrison

  • Ron Woosley Posted February 20, 2017 8:41 am

    So saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. I wish I would have made an effort to contact him when I moved back to Omaha 2 years ago. I have fond memories of our journey in Christ dating back to early 1970s.

  • Krista Wiedel Posted February 27, 2017 4:15 pm

    I worked for Mike in the early 90s. He was a very impressive man, not only because he was a super agent, but because of his great love for his family. I am so sorry to hear he was taken from you all so early. Prayers for you all.

    Krista Wiedel

  • Olivia Headlee Posted April 15, 2021 5:11 pm

    I miss you every day. I’m in 4th grade now and I’m turning ten in 30 days… I really with you could be here with me to celebrate. Love always

  • Olivia Headlee Posted May 29, 2022 10:52 am

    Hello grandpa. I miss you so much, I can’t stop thinking of you. I don’t remember you, but I remember your love. I just finished 5th grade, and I am 11 years old. I wish you could have
    celebrated with me. I wish I could see you one last time, hug you one last time, take a car ride with you one last time.. I miss you so much. I love you always and forever.- Olivia

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