Michael David Edwards

Michael David Edwards

September 4, 1983 – March 10, 2021

Michael is survived by parents, Joel and Joan Edwards; sisters, Stephanie Thomas (Collin) and Amy Cap (Mitchell); niece, Vivian Thomas; grandmother, Marjorie Edwards; girlfriend, Rachael Andrews; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He is preceded in death by grandparents: Joseph Edwards, Leona Campbell, and John L. Campbell, Jr.

Michael graduated from Millard North High School (2002) and from Midland Lutheran College (2006).  He started playing soccer at a young age and continued through college.  He loved family and cared deeply for them.  He also cared for friends and others he enjoyed being with and helping.  He enjoyed fishing and playing golf and watching Nebraska football. He had a special place in his heart for Hearts United, an animal rescue facility. He volunteered when they had an adoption day at the local pet stores.  He adopted Herc, one of the dogs they saved.  He is truly going to be missed.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Saturday, March 20th from 10am to 11am at the West Center Chapel, followed by SERVICES at 11am. Private Interment.  Memorials may be directed to the family. To view a live broadcast of the service, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.



  • Catherine M. Placzek Posted March 13, 2021 4:39 pm

    Amy and family, My heart goes out to all of you. Michael will always be with you in thought.

  • Joe and Peggie Caparelli Posted March 13, 2021 5:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss Rachel.and Mikes family.

  • Victoria Posted March 13, 2021 5:44 pm

    I’m so sorry Edwards family. Sending love and hugs to all of you and prayers. He was one of my favorite cousins and will always be remembered.

  • Dawn Smith Posted March 13, 2021 6:39 pm

    Joan, Joel, Stephanie & Amy,
    My heart is sad and aching for you all. I haven’t seen Michael in a very long time & always remember him as a sweet boy (in a sailor suit:)). As a cousin to my 3 oldest children, he was and is so loved by them, and me as well. I can’t imagine the pain you feel. Hopefully, time will ease. Please know that I wish you all love, peace and light. -Dawn

  • Sandy Kanger Posted March 13, 2021 6:55 pm

    Rachael and Mike’s family, I’m at a loss for words. Mike was a nice young man and gone too bad soon. 🙏

  • Sheila Rogers Posted March 13, 2021 8:29 pm

    Stephanie, I am very sorry for your immense loss. I am heartbroken about your loss and wish to extend to you my deepest and most sincere condolences for the loss of your brother. I cannot comprehend the pain you must feel, but I will do my absolute best to support you. Please take the time you need to grieve and know if you need anything I’m just a phone call away. I wish peace and comfort to both you and your family as you go through this journey of mourning and healing. With Love!

  • Lauren Kress Posted March 13, 2021 9:35 pm

    Michael I am going to miss you so much! We may have just met through work only several months ago, but you were truly one of a kind and one of my best friends! You genuinely have a heart of gold and just want the best for everyone! My heart goes out to Racheal and your family!

  • Robert Miller Posted March 13, 2021 9:42 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. My prayers for all family and friends. Michael was a great teammate (Midland Soccer) and person. He always had a smile. He will be missed.

  • William Cunningham Posted March 13, 2021 9:55 pm

    I had the pleasure of coaching Michael “Eddie” at Millard North. He was always at practices and games so happy, grateful and enthusiastic. He was one guy that every player on the team liked. When I won big games after he graduated, there was always a congratulatory email or call. He was a real blessing to me and I will always remember him as one of the most caring and authentic people I have know May the Good Lord welcome him home.

  • Mark and Marcia Shirk Posted March 13, 2021 11:03 pm

    Joel and Joan, We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know we are holding you close in our hearts and send wishes for peace and understanding.

  • John and Denise Allis Posted March 14, 2021 12:30 am

    You are in our prayers Rachel, Joel, Joan and Marge. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Matt and Connie Wickham Posted March 14, 2021 7:11 am

    Dear Edwards Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Michael was a wonderful young man and loved by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Matt and Connie

  • Randy and Sherry Schafer Posted March 14, 2021 10:50 am

    Our deepest sympathies for Michael’s family and also to Rachel Andrews. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Marilyn Puett Posted March 14, 2021 11:17 am

    Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Bill and Mimi Kovar Posted March 14, 2021 11:23 am

    Joel and Amy,
    We are very sorry for your loss!!
    You and your family are in our prayers 🙏

  • Diane and Dan Goering Posted March 14, 2021 12:53 pm

    Through the grace of God may you all find peace. Michael sounds like a fine loving young man. I know he will be missed but remember where he’s gone.

  • Anthony Adams Posted March 14, 2021 1:53 pm

    It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Michael. I had the privilege of coaching him in soccer for many years he was a wonderful and talented player. My condolences to the family at this difficult time

  • Ryan and Jill Schurman Posted March 14, 2021 1:56 pm

    Rachael and Edwards family – Mike was a great guy. Always kind to our boys and willing to take them on adventures. We will miss him and cherish our memories. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

  • Judy Fausset Posted March 14, 2021 2:00 pm

    Mike, a thoughtful, kind young man. Mike and your entire family are in my thoughts.

  • Cheryl & Gary Cap Posted March 14, 2021 3:38 pm

    Words cannot express the sadness to hear of the families loss. Prayers for Rachel, Joan and Joel, Stephanie and Amy.

  • Jean Jirka Posted March 14, 2021 3:56 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Michael. We always enjoyed having him around. Our prayers are with you and your family.. Jean and John Jirka

  • John Kool Posted March 14, 2021 7:08 pm

    Dang! So sorry for your loss. I don’ know what else to say. But I will say some extra prayers for Michael and all of you.

  • Tuffy and Helen Epstein Posted March 14, 2021 8:15 pm

    Joel and Joan, Tuffy and I want you to know that our thoughts are with you. We are sending sincere condolences and love to you. If you remember you were Tuffy’s students when we lost our son Michael. We know only too well the depth of that heartache and grief that you must be experiencing. May Michael’s memory be for a blessing. Much love.

  • Brier Barr Posted March 14, 2021 10:16 pm

    My heart aches for you all during this time. Mike was an amazing friend to me over many years. I saw him be so happy with Rachel and his dogs. He loved his family and friends with all of his heart. I will cherish the memories I have forever.

  • Nancy Johnson Posted March 15, 2021 8:48 am

    Joel – So sorry for your loss. He is the same age as our oldest son. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. I have you and your family in my prayers.

  • Bill and Julie Windhorst Posted March 15, 2021 9:21 am

    We are so, so sorry and are praying hard for Amy and the Edwards family. You guys have always been close in our hearts, but especially now. Please let us know if we can do anything to help! It was a blessing to get to coach with Mike – he knew soccer in and out and it was fun seeing him share that with the team.
    Our deepest condolences – Bill & Julie Windhorst

  • Bruce and Karen Hardy Posted March 15, 2021 5:51 pm

    To the Edwards family.
    Our hearts go out to you as you have experienced this great loss. I remember Michael being in the same class as our son ,Adam, at Ezra Elementary. We have joyful memories of Michael playing soccer, being in scouts and playing in the band. May memories and prayers help sustain you each and every day going forward.

  • Ann Thomas Posted March 16, 2021 8:04 am

    My heart is so sad for the loss of your dear sweet Michael. He had such a kind and loving soul. He will be missed. ❤️

  • roger mcgargill Posted March 16, 2021 10:40 am

    Joel and Joan.
    Words can’t describe how we feel. Keep moving forward and keep your chins up. There will be other conventions!

  • Sarah Adams Posted March 16, 2021 6:21 pm

    Rachael – We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Mike for his kindness! He would always open doors and give hugs. A true gentleman that will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts. Sarah & Adriana.

  • Dan and Nancy Gillpatrick Posted March 16, 2021 7:17 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you Joel, your wife and family. My heart aches for you. I can not imagine your pain right now. God be with you. Cherish your memories.

  • Bonnie and David Linberg Posted March 17, 2021 1:23 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family. Rely on God’s Healing Love and Mercy.

  • Annette and Joe Carlin Posted March 18, 2021 9:35 am

    Joel and Joan, we are so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing, our hearts go out to you Stephanie, Amy, all your family and Rachel. The loss of a child is one of life’s most crushing experiences. You are in our prayers and my wish for you is that your memories of Michael bring you some comfort right now. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do or if you just need someone to talk to.

  • Cole Witthauer Posted March 18, 2021 4:51 pm

    Joan and Joel, you raised one heck of a great guy. When I heard of Mikes passing, my heart sunk. Then I was flooded with memories of soccer trips and all the great times we had. Mike was always a loyal friend. Even when we played on opposing teams there was always a smile, a hug and a high five following the game. He will be missed greatly. My deepest condolences are with you and the entire Edwards family.

  • Jim Hubschman Posted March 18, 2021 8:11 pm

    Edwards family, so very sad to learn about your loss. My sincerest sympathy to your entire family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Ann Rinker Posted March 19, 2021 3:56 pm

    Joel & Joan my heart breaks for all of you.

  • Leonard C Nielsen Posted March 19, 2021 7:31 pm

    My condolences to the Edwards family from Kappa Phi fraternity and alumni association. Mike’s great personality will be missed by many

  • Lora Liddell Posted March 20, 2021 10:00 am

    Joel, Joan, Stephanie, Amy, Aunt Marge and all of Michael’s family, I am so very sad to hear about the passing of Michael. my prayers are with you, Ephesians 4:30
    And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, by whom ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

  • Janelle Beatty Posted March 20, 2021 10:32 am

    Jack and I and our boys send our deepest sympathy to you all. God grace and mercy and his healing hand will heal your broken hearts. We will continue to pray for all of you.
    Jack and Janelle Beatty
    John, Shane and Kelsey Beatty

  • Mike and Donna Adams Posted March 21, 2021 7:25 am

    Our prayers are with you. Sending our sincere condolences and love to all friends and family.

  • Cindy and Doug Duncan Posted March 23, 2021 10:20 pm

    Amy and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Michael sounded like a wonderful guy. May God continue to hold you tightly in His arms, giving you comfort and peace. Our sincere condolences.

  • Paul Von Posted April 2, 2021 9:34 am

    I want to extend my thoughts and condolences to the family of Mike. I loved Mike like a brother during Midland Lutheran College. I had the privilege to play soccer alongside Mike. I have many fun memories together with Mike and Dave. I will cherish the times with Mike and pray for peace for his family.

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