Michael L. “Mike” Higgins

Michael L. “Mike” Higgins

July 23, 1941 – September 22, 2020


Mike was born on July 23, 1941 in Omaha, Nebraska to John and Betty Higgins.  The youngest of 9 children, Mike was raised in South Omaha and graduated from Creighton High School.  Mike retired from OPPD after 33 years.  Mike loved football (especially Husker football), shooting pool, listening to music, putting puzzles together, reading and spending time with his family.

Mike was a devoted catholic.  He was selflessly generous with his money and time.  He also loved meeting with his high school buddies every Thursday for lunch.

Preceded in death by daughter, Veronica “Ronni” McCarville; parents, John and Elizabeth “Betty”; and siblings: Betty, Marian, Jack and Margie.  Survived by daughter, Shannon Powers (Cory); grandchildren: Brittany Prososki (Ben), Noah Powers, Shawn McCarville, Bailey McCarville, Santino Agnello; son-in-law, Scott McCarville (Tristen); siblings: Eleanor, Jerry, Dorothy and Danny; many nephews and nieces, of special note: Michael “Duke” Miller.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Friday, September 25th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, September 26th, 10am, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (2110 S, 32nd Ave.)  INTERMENT: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Boys Town.

To view a live broadcast of the Vigil, Mass and Graveside Services, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.




  • Emily and Adam Bazer Posted September 24, 2020 6:30 am

    So sorry for your loss Shannon. We will be praying for your family.

  • Lou Mitera Posted September 24, 2020 8:56 am

    Mike and I were in the Class of 1959 at Creighton Prep. What a funny guy to be around and very talented. He loved the music of the 50’s especially Buddy Holly. I will pray for the repose of his soul. Although I haven’t seen him since 1959, when I hear the music, I remember Mike. May God bless him.

  • Darrell & Joan Smith Posted September 25, 2020 6:00 am

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. May your fond memories live on in your hearts forever.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you now.

  • Dave and Judy Egr Posted September 25, 2020 7:26 am

    Mike was a special person who will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers are with him and his extended family.

  • Steve and Beth Feldhaus Posted September 25, 2020 8:41 am

    Eleanor and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate the the life of “Little Uncle Mike.”
    How wonderful that you were able to share so many years together under the same roof. What a blessing he was to all. We pray that his soul will rest eternally with our Lord in heaven. God bless Uncle Mike and all of you

  • Jeff and Jordan Feldhaus Posted September 26, 2020 1:25 pm

    We offer our sincerest and deepest condolences on the passing of Mike, and we pray for peace and joy as you remember and celebrate his life! God bless!

  • Jeff and Jordan Feldhaus Posted September 26, 2020 1:49 pm

    We send our deepest and sincerest condolences following the passing of Mike. We are praying for peace and joy as you remember and celebrate his life. God bless you!

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