Francis Michael “Mike” Nolan
March 17, 1944 – October 15, 2023
Francis M. “Mike” Nolan, 79, of Omaha, Nebraska died peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis “Frank” and Virginia Nolan; and his sister, Patricia Noble. Mike leaves behind his loving wife of 51 years., Mary Joellen “Jodie” Nolan; his children, and their spouses: Patrick and Leizel Nolan, Megan and Charles Fletcher , Ryan Nolan and Laura Freis; his cherished grandchild, Erin Nolan; eight siblings, and their spouses: Kathleen and Dennis Clay, Sheila Schonlau, Rosemary Dizona, Rita and Dick Christensen, Marianne Nolan and Les Nogowski, Brian and Barbara Nolan, Denise and Michael Antrim, Robert and Bo Nolan.
Over his lifetime he was a friend to many.
Mike enlisted into the United States Marine Corps after graduating from High School. Before settling down to start a family he attended the University of Omaha and Creighton University. He was active with many charities and professional organizations such as the Madonna School, Fontenelle Forest, Omaha Rotary, SIOR, Junior Achievement of the Midlands, among others. He had a passion for riding the Wabash Trace and Keystone Trail. He was an avid supporter of Creighton Prep, Notre Dame, Kansas City Chiefs and The College World Series.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Madonna School, Fontenelle Forest, or the Josie Harper Hospice House in honor of Mike’s memory.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10:30 a.m., at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. INTERMENT with Military Honors: Monday, November 6, 2023, 10 a.m., Omaha National Cemetery, 14250 Schram Rd. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.