Francis Michael “Mike” Nolan

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 and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


  • Nancy Davis Posted October 17, 2023 7:21 pm

    Oh Jody

  • Denny and Carolyn Braun Posted October 18, 2023 11:35 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sebastian Seina Posted October 18, 2023 1:36 pm

    So very sorry. You are in our prayers. Subby and Maryann Seina

  • Chuck Real & Marita McCarthy Real Posted October 18, 2023 3:08 pm

    Sincere condolences to Mike’s family for their loss. Semper Fi, Cousin.

  • Randy Hawkins Posted October 19, 2023 10:18 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’ve known Mike for 30 years. Worked out with him at the YMCA. Always enjoyed his company and stories about his service and mine. He will be sorely missed.
    Semper Fidelis!

  • Robb Spence Posted October 20, 2023 11:41 am

    My condolences to his family. Always a character, always fun, always a font of information, always looked forward to our times together. Requiescat in pace.

  • Jan Degan Posted October 21, 2023 2:53 pm

    My condolences to Jody and family. Rest in Peace, Mike. Go rest high on that mountain!

  • Michael Adams Posted October 22, 2023 11:47 am

    Dear Mike, you were the best friend that anyone could ask for. I have so many wonderful memories from the past 60 years. I have so many frequent memories that I will cherish. You left us too soon, my friend. Please save spaces for the rest of us. My deep condolences to Jodi, Ryan, Patrick and all the rest of the clan.
    Kind Regards,

  • Rich Firzgerald Posted October 26, 2023 8:23 am

    Mike, I miss you. I felt for years that you were a better friend than I deserved. You communicated and brought your friends together. You instigated a lot of fun and good fellowship. The sight of your family will always be a reminder of how much we all mean to each other. Thanks for your love through all these years.

  • Dean & Sandy Olson Posted October 29, 2023 9:42 am

    We offer our condolences to the Nolan family upon the passing of your beloved Mike. May the thoughts and prayers of friends and family bring comfort as you gather to remember Mike. What an honor it is that he will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery.

  • Mike Gillott Posted October 29, 2023 1:08 pm

    Jodi, please accept my sincere condolences at this most difficult time. Although our paths have not crossed but a couple times since we worked together at St. Joe’s the memories I have of working with you are visited by me frequently and hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Cara Elston Posted October 30, 2023 6:28 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Joseph Dizona Posted November 3, 2023 6:37 pm

    Such a sad time for family and friends, Mike was a special person with a memory second to none. All of my memories are special. My heart goes out to Mike’s family and friends, we are going to miss him.

  • Tim & Barb Muldoon Posted November 4, 2023 12:02 pm

    Jodie, our deepest sympathies to you and the family. Mike was bigger than life and will always be remembered by all that knew him. Sorry we are out of town or would have come today🙏

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