Michael J. Rose

Michael J. Rose

November 9, 1941 – April 10, 2024

Michael J. Rose passed away on April 10, 2024, in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 82.  He was born in New Canada, Minnesota, and spent his early life in North Dakota and northern Minnesota.  Minnesota was never far from his heart as he often returned to “God’s Country” to visit family.  He hitchhiked to Omaha in 1959 to attend Creighton University, and made his home in Omaha, Nebraska, after graduation.

Mike was a man who wore many hats, but the most famous was his well-worn brown Stetson, followed by the Marine Corps baseball cap that he wore until the end.  He was an avid duplicate bridge player, dog lover, and proud member of the United States Marine Corps.

Mike was married to Carole for 58 years.  They raised three sons: Kenny, Kevin (Carrie), and George Achola (Melissa).  These three sons blessed us with nine grandchildren, who were Grandpa Mike’s pride and joy.  He also had many steadfast canine companions, including Cookie, his Brittany Spaniel who loyally accompanied him until the end.

Mike had an uncanny ability to recite a variety of lengthy poems and always made time to show up to all of his grandkid’s activities with Cookie in tow.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Stephen; mother, Ellen; siblings: Francis, George, Anne Sadusky, Paul, and Greg. Mike is survived by his wife, Carole; children: Kenny, Kevin, and George; 9 grandchildren; siblings: Dan, Tom, Judy, Bill, Mary, Dave, and Ted.

A Visitation will be held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68132, on Tuesday, April 16th, at 9:30 AM, followed by a MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30 AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

To view a live broadcast of the Mass, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.



  • Bill Egan Posted April 12, 2024 11:09 am

    Many Great memories of Mike Rose growing up. May God Bless the Rose family at this time.

    Bill and Lisa Egan and Family

  • Rich and Karleen Hunt Posted April 12, 2024 12:07 pm

    Carole and family I think you know our feelings.

  • Mike Boulay Posted April 12, 2024 12:17 pm

    Mike is with God.

  • Jan skipton sylvestet Posted April 12, 2024 2:45 pm

    Mike was undoubtedly one of the smartest and nicest men I know Knew him for 40 some years my heart is in pieces Rest Mike

  • James L. Nash Posted April 12, 2024 3:35 pm

    Mike may be with God but I promise you he is playing bridge

  • Jeffrey Riviera Posted April 12, 2024 9:40 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathy and sincere condolences to the Rose family. God’s blessings and peace be with all of you. Mike was a wonderful man and a loyal friend to so many. Sending our prayers, Margaret and Jeff Riviera

  • Terry and Lynn Franco Posted April 13, 2024 8:45 am

    Carole, Kenny, Kevin and George –

    We know that Mike is at peace -,he told us he was.

    He had so much to give and he gave to all. Yes, he loved his family and his dog companions – we always liked seeing him in his chair with dogs by his side.

    God be with you – we love you – Terry and Lynn

  • Wendy Himberger Deane Posted April 14, 2024 9:16 am

    My condolences to all who loved this special man. His unending loyalty to his family and friends will always be remembered and treasured my thoughts and prayers are with you all

  • Mercy Achola Posted April 14, 2024 10:56 am

    Mike welcomed me the first time we met in 2001 and was my Omaha tour guide when George and Melissa were at work and gifted me a book on Omaha Steaks. In subsequent visits; he was always a joy to be around. Carol, Kenny, Kevin and George accept my sincere condolences and may you be comforted during this time. Mike fare thee well.🙏🏾

  • Mike and Coleen Dunn Posted April 14, 2024 12:47 pm

    Mike was such a great and caring man always with a smile and kind words our prayers are with your family god bless Mike and your family he will be missed

  • Aaron Franco Posted April 15, 2024 10:53 pm

    Deepest condolences to the whole Rose family. Sending love and prayers of comfort and peace from Oregon.

  • William and Jeanne Penry Posted April 16, 2024 8:41 am

    We will always remember Mike fondly as longtime neighbors and family friends while living on Howard Street. Sending Carol, Kenny, George, Kevin and their families our sincere condolences.

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