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).