Michael Anthony “Mickey” Sodoro, Sr.
October 21, 1950 – December 29, 2020
Mickey was born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 21, 1950 to Emil and Rose Sodoro. He enjoyed growing up with his older brother Carl, youngest brother John, and baby sister Susan. He had the best of times riding his bike as a kid; protecting his siblings; riding his horses Wild Desire and her colt, Wildfire; and pheasant hunting with his father and brothers.
He was a graduate of Westside High School class of 1968. He loved reminiscing on his high school years by telling stories of his time as a kicker for the football team. He continued his education at Creighton University. Mickey went on to live a life as an entrepreneur that ensured he had a constant human connection. He opened The Factory Salon in Bellevue, NE where he learned the importance of a fresh, slick haircut. When he sold The Factory, he began his career as a realtor. It was during this time when he met his wife, Cheryl Sodoro, and started a family. He loved being a father to Trisha, Tara, Rosie, Michelle, and Mickey Jr. As an adult, he enjoyed watching his younger siblings Patrick, Meghan, and Thomas grow up alongside his own children. To Mickey, the best part of being a father was watching his children grow to be people of Faith and Love. A good time for Mickey was going hunting and fishing with his children and friends, especially his son. He enjoyed browsing new Chevrolet trucks at car dealerships and washing his truck. His love for his children was endless.
As a grandfather, he was referred to as “Grandpa Mickey” by his grandchildren. With every grandchild that was born, his heart melted with even more love and joy. Grandpa Mickey proudly attended many sporting events for his grandchildren and helped with school drop-offs and pick-ups.
He wore his smile all over NP Dodge. He proudly established the Mickey Sodoro Team in 2019, which gave him more opportunity to mentor and teach realtors. Mickey was humble about his successes and passionate about others succeeding in his wake.
Mickey was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Salvatore and Marianna Circo, paternal grandparents Margaret and Carl Sodoro, parents Rose and Emil Sodoro, brother John, niece Molly Sodoro, and grandsons Archie Parsons and Cody Bates. He is survived by loving wife, Cheryl Sodoro; devoted children: Trisha Bates, Tara Goodlett (Tim), Rosemary “Rosie” Sodoro, Michelle Sodoro (Nathan Parsons), Michael “Mickey” Sodoro Jr.; adoring grandchildren: Wyatt, Kaleigh, Scott, and Danny Goodlett, Keira Bates and Pearl Parsons; loyal siblings: Rev. Carl Sodoro, Susan Sodoro Selde (William), Patrick Sodoro (Emma), Meghan Sodoro Michelic (Alexander) and Thomas Sodoro; stepmother Janette Sodoro, many nieces and nephews, and countless other relatives, fellow realtors and friends.
VISITATION: Monday, January 4, 2021, from 5-7pm, with 7:15pm Rosary and VIGIL SERVICE, Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th Street.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, Jan 5th, 2021, 10am, Christ the King Catholic Church.
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials to Nebraska Game and Parks (Take ‘em Hunting).
Our hearts are broken for you. Mickey was our agent for 35 years. Such a great guy, great friend.
I was so sad to heard of Mickeys passing.. Such a tragic , useless act… I will ALWAYS remember him and never ever forget him. Love you cuz. RIP
I’m shocked to hear of my cousin’s death. I will remember all the family visits when we were kids.
Wishing Cheryl and family peace, comfort and prayers during this most difficult time.
Fr. Carl, The death of your brother is, I am sure, a very deep loss for you and your family. It is also a tremendous shock to all in the Omaha community. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Former colleague at Bergan Mercy, Marian
I knew Mickey from my years of working for SDS. I will always remember Mickey’s upbeat manner and friendliness to all and always a smile. wishing peace to his family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May he Rest In Peace.
Mickey has been one of my closest friends for over 50 years. I am devastated by his death. He truly was on of a kind, A very caring and generous person. He will be missed by so many people and I especially. We talked 4 or 5 times a week. Mick, gone but never forgotten. RIP old friend.
I knew Mickey from the housing market, Postma Unlimited & Rogers Rock & Stone and as a close friend. I will miss the camaraderie and socializing. Such a senseless loss. My thoughts are with the Family and hope that you find Peace & Comfort.
Mickey was a great friend and real estate agent for many years to the Wojtalewicz, Raetz, and Loehr families. Jerry and Vicki Wojtalewicz, Thomas and Allison Raetz, and Justin and Erin Loehr send our sincere condolences to the Sodoro family. Thank you Mickey for all the great times and memories. You will be greatly missed.
Jerry, Vicki, Thomas, Allison, Justin, and Erin
I loved Mickey he was my mentor my friend ,father figure ..will never ever forget such a great human being he was ..my dearest regards to his wife Cheryl and his children and grandchildren that he spoke endlessly of … so sorry ..what great man!! RIP
A good, hardworking man that loved his family gone too soon. Mickey and I had offices next to each other for 6 years, lots of great stories, talks and of course laughter. I miss my good friend already! RIP Mickey!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all♥️ God bless!
We are sorry for the loss of our brother-in-law, Mickey. We will cherish our good memories of him. May God comfort the Sodoro and Freeman families. Our love, Leigh and Vicki
Mickey has been my landlord since literally the day I moved to Nebraska from Ohio. He was always unfailingly kind and had a great sense of humor. I remember the first time I tried to find the NP Dodge location to pay my rent and got lost. He came to meet me on the side of the road and gave me directions on how to get home again. I am so sorry for the loss of a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.
So sorry i was not able to come with the COVID, My thoughts are so with the family.