Michael D. Brookover

Michael D. Brookover

February 2, 1954 – January 29, 2022   

Preceded in death by parents, Dale and Eileen Brookover; sisters, Linda Brookover and Kathy Frazer; brothers-in-law, Robert Leahy and Jim Maher; sister-in-law, Mary Leahy.  Survived by loving wife, Ellen Leahy; children, Joseph Brookover (Kristin) and Rachael Dewstow (Anthony); granddaughter, Vivian Brookover; brother, Patrick Brookover (Ann); brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Thomas Leahy, Frank Leahy (Shirley), Ann Maher, William P. Leahy, S.J., Colleen Leahy; many nieces, nephews; other loving family members and friends.

VIGIL SERVICE: Thursday, February 10th, 7pm at West Center Chapel with visitation from 5-7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, February 11th, 10am at St. John Catholic Church at Creighton Campus, 2500 California Plaza.  Masks are required. Interment: Omaha National Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Gary Sinise Foundation.

To view  live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Funeral Mass, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.


  • Joel and Kay Schneider Posted February 1, 2022 10:34 pm

    May Mike be welcomed into the kingdom of heaven, and be sheltered in the loving arms of the Lord.

  • Chris Circo Posted February 2, 2022 8:47 am

    So sorry to hear about Mike. He is a great man and a great friend. He helped me a lot and gave so much to many people. He will be truly missed.

  • Thomas Huyck Posted February 2, 2022 11:46 am

    All of us who knew Mike will attest to the fact that he was a great man; due to his kindness, patience, and humor. Mike is a guy we all lo-ve, and he will certainly be missed. RIP Big Man-not to many real ones, but you are a Prince. An honor to know you.

  • Jim and Mary Pat Wiedmann Posted February 3, 2022 9:39 am

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. May you cherish your memories, until you meet again. Hugs and blessings to you all!

  • Jim and Diane Lane Posted February 3, 2022 11:19 am

    Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a great and welcoming American Legion friend to us. May he rest in peace. He will be missed by many, many people.

  • Mary Beth LaMantia-Litofsky Posted February 4, 2022 12:02 pm

    So sadto hear about Mike’s passing, I have known Mike since his Grandma Weir babysat us as preschoolers. He was a sweet and kind boy who grew up to be a caring and generous man. I always enjoyed seeing him when I came back to CB. So grateful for the many good memories of him. Rest in peace, Mike–you are missed.

  • Kathie Duggan Guinan Posted February 4, 2022 3:46 pm

    Mike was one of my favorite high school classmates at St. Albert. He was kind, friendly to all and such a sweet man. My condolences to his family.

  • Jim & Joyce Ryan Posted February 4, 2022 3:54 pm

    It’s hard to find the words at this time but Mike was like a Son to us through his adult life. Attended school with our older children, and during early adult life, always found the time to make stops whether a short or overnight visit . We enjoyed his company as much as he could lately, and definitely will be greatly missed..

  • Joan Galloro Posted February 4, 2022 3:58 pm

    May Mike rest in eternal Peace in the arms of the Lord. He is free from pain, Ellen. Thinking of you and your family. Love, Cousin Joan

  • Raul and Peggy Silva Posted February 4, 2022 3:59 pm

    Thinking of your family and sending prayers that God will send you comfort. Mike was o e of tge sweetest souls. He always made time for a chat. God bless your family.

  • Ed Ryan Posted February 4, 2022 5:53 pm

    What a great man and my buddy cousin! We shared a special bond and I miss him terribly. Jesus has him now forever and will care for his family for sure, I love and miss you Mike my buddy!

  • Jeff Taylor Posted February 4, 2022 10:26 pm

    I met Mike at the Millard American Legion. Being a veteran, and the son of a OPD officer, we connected and became friends!! I had the upmost respect for Mike, He was always a joy to be around, and always had great stories of his time in the Army and on the job at OPD. R.I.P. Mike!!, you were an amazing individual and will be missed so very much!! Prayers to Ellen and your family!

  • Kathy McDonald Posted February 5, 2022 12:15 pm

    I was a classmate of Mike’s, St. Albert Class of 72.. He was a nice friendly guy. Thank you for your service to the OPD. Hope you can meet up with my Dad and share your stories of being in law enforcement.. My condolences to Mike’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

  • Penny Posted February 5, 2022 6:18 pm

    I am sorry for your family’s loss.

  • Jerry & Cindy Mathiasen Posted February 6, 2022 11:12 am

    We were classmates with Mike at St. Albert High School in Council Bluffs, and were so sad to hear of his passing. A wonderful, kind guy. We are thinking of his entire loving family and close friends at this difficult time. We are unable to attend his services, but will be thinking fondly of him.

  • Chris & Ashley Thilges Posted February 7, 2022 10:54 am

    We are very sorry for your family’s loss! Praying for comfort and healing hearts during this difficult time!

  • Ed and Leslie Ryan Posted February 7, 2022 11:37 am

    We really enjoyed all of the visits we had with Mike when he would come to Colorado. He and I had a special bond with aviation and the military. What a kind and gentle soul he always was. He is very badly missed by us and I pray the Virgin Mary will welcome him with Jesus into the Kingdom of Heaven forever more. I love you Mike!

  • Kevin P Ryan Posted February 8, 2022 10:43 am

    So Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, Mike, his Mom Eileen and Lucille would frequent our holiday get togethers as well as big events. I know all of the Ryan’s cared for him very much.

  • Leo & Barbara Adams Posted February 9, 2022 12:10 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Mike’s family and loved ones. He us in a much better place.
    I (Leo) knew Mike since I was in high school. When Mike was stationed at Ft.Riley, KS. I would see him some weekends. The last time I saw Mike, was at DCDC. He was working on getting Veterans involved in programs to help them when they were released from custody. Always helping others.
    Your tour of duty is complete, Soldier, rest at ease.
    Your watch has ended, Officer Brookover, rest in peace.

  • Memory and Dick Mescher Posted February 10, 2022 2:05 pm

    We were both honored to have worked with you and blessed to call you friend. You left a lot of good memories with many. I will always remember you as the gentle giant of our group. Fly high with the angels my friend.

  • Molly (Murphy) Kuehl Posted February 10, 2022 6:01 pm

    Rest in peace Mike. Prayers and condolences to his family. St. Albert class of 1972.

  • Jesse Graham Jr Posted February 11, 2022 9:20 am

    Mike, you are a great friend and co-worker, you truly will be missed. Prayer and condolences to family.

  • Dan Gentile Posted February 11, 2022 12:08 pm

    Rest in peace big man. You had the biggest and Kindest heart of anyone I met.

  • John Pat6 Posted February 12, 2022 1:03 pm

    I was a fellow graduate at Saint Albert class of 1972. He was a kind gentle man. Condolences to the family and a big thank you Mike for your service in the Army and for serving and protecting the citizens of Omaha, Nebraska. Rest in Peace.

  • Suzanne “ Sam” (Ramsey) Stoddard Posted February 16, 2022 7:45 pm

    I was so very saddened to learn of Mike’s passing.
    He was the most kindest, gentle souls I knew.
    He used to stop by and visit by dad who was terminally ill, I will never forget that!
    You were such a good friend as well as your sister Kathy. I will never forget you!
    Rest in Peace dear friend.

  • Suzanne “ Sam” (Ramsey) Stoddard Posted February 16, 2022 7:47 pm

    I was so very saddened to learn of Mike’s passing.
    He was the most kindest, gentle souls I knew.
    He used to stop by and visit my dad who was terminally ill, I will never forget that!
    You were such a great friend as well as your sister Kathy. I will never forget you!
    Rest in Peace dear friend.

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