Michael Joseph Egger
May 17, 1947 – July 7, 2022
He was preceded in death by father, Norris “Norrie” Egger; stepmother, Carmen Egger; brothers-in-law: John Dickerson, Dean Recek, Lewie Baker, and John Paul Recek.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Egger; son, Nathan Egger (Whitney); daughters, Sara Kopiasz (Ryan) and Mallory Denney (Brandon); four grandchildren: Julian, Madeline, Noah, and Elle; mother, Lila Egger; brother-in-law, Mike Maguire; sisters-in-law: Ann Kudron, Colleen Morris, Debbie Jamieson, Bev Baker, Amy Harrington, Lori Maguire, and Kelly Sinclair.
VISITATION: Sunday, July 10th from 3pm to 5pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 5pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, July 11th at 10:30am, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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Michael Joseph Egger of Omaha passed away peacefully on July 7th after his over 30-year battle with Parkinsons. He was surrounded by his family at Josie Harper Hospice House.
Mike was born on May 17, 1947 in Columbus, Nebraska, to Norrie and Lila Egger and resided in Columbus for many years. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1965. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. After graduating from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, he joined the military in 1968 and serviced until 1974.
He married Mary “Tudi” Maguire in Lincoln, Nebraska, on September 13 1969. To this union were born three children, Nathan, Sara and Mallory. In 1971 they moved to Omaha where he started his career in the insurance industry at Mutual of Omaha, Saefco and finally Auto Owners Insurance until his health caused him to retire.
Mike so appreciated the outdoors. He hunted and fished and had a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature. He especially loved going to “the pond” to spend the day. He had the kindest heart, often releasing spiders and all living creatures back to their environment. He enjoyed going to auctions and, over time, accumulated a valued gun collection. Mike was devoted to his family and always made them the center of his life.