Daniel B. Higgins

Daniel B. Higgins

October 30, 1937 – May 7, 2024

Daniel was born to John and Elizabeth Higgins on October 30, 1937, in Omaha, NE. He grew up near Hanscom Park and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and graduated from Creighton Prep High School. He attended Creighton University for two years. He married the love of his life, Mary, in 1959. They were married for 64 wonderful years. Together they had 4 children: Christine, Cathleen, Michaela, and John. In turn, they also have 11 grandchildren: Alyssa, Megan, Sierra, Annie Maggie, Brogan, Bridget, Justin, Colin, and Abby; along with one great-grandchild, Hendrix.

Daniel’s greatest love was his family and God. He adored his time his wife, children, and grandchildren, as much as his time with his Lord. He was a very devout Christian. If anyone needed prayers, they knew they could turn to him. He loved his rosary and prayer books.

The one thing Daniel was known for was his painting and gardening. His garden in his neighborhood was famous. One of his neighbors made a calendar of pictures of his beautiful flowers. During any given spring, summer, or nice fall day, he was doing something in his garden.

During the winter months, he was painting. His paintings and drawings were amazing. His friends and family always told him how wonderful they were. He loved to show them off in his basement studio. He also was an avid reader. He sat in his garage or on his deck reading on any nice day. He hated being inside because air conditioning just wasn’t for him.

Daniel worked in computers his entire life where he was very respected and loved.

Daniel had a very happy full life. His family adored him very much. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, and grandfather. He will forever be loved and missed. He will live in our hearts always.

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth; six sisters: Betty, Eleanor, Geri, Marian, Dorthy and Marge; two brothers, John and Mike; and infant son, Timothy Higgins.

Daniel is survived by his loving wife, Mary of 64 years; daughters: Christine Shupe (Leon), Cathleen Herzog (Ray), Michaela Maxwell (Jay); and son, John (Kim); grandchildren: Alyssa, Megan, Sierra, Annie, Maggie, Brogan, Bridget, Justin (Courtney), Colin, and Abbie; and great-grandson, Hendrix; brother-in-law, Gerald (Butch) Nemec; and several nieces, nephews and good friends.

VISITATION: Thursday, May 9th, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30 p.m., at West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, May 10th, 10:30 a.m., at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S St.

Interment, St. John’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


  • John DiBaise Posted May 8, 2024 2:18 pm

    Arrivederci Pisano Dio Benediege

  • Susan M Clark Posted May 8, 2024 3:42 pm

    Mary, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will miss sitting in the back pew with him during 6:30 am Mass. He was a very kind and holy man. May he rest in peace.

  • Elizabeth Posted May 9, 2024 8:56 am

    Mary I’m so sorry to you and your family. He was a wonderful uncle. And will be deeply missed. We are sending prayers to you and your family. Many great memories of the time we spent together. Love Jinx and Jim.

  • Melissa Urzendowski Martin Posted May 10, 2024 1:15 pm

    Deep condolences for your family. I only have a few memories but the ones I have are precious to me. Prayers go with you all, especially you my sweet godmother. Love, Melissa

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