Michalyn J. “Mickey” Olsen

Michalyn J. “Mickey” Olsen

April 15, 1942 – February 10, 2020


Preceded in death by sister, Janice Lupo.  Survived by husband, Gary L. Olsen; son, Gary M. Olsen (Janet L.); daughters, Cheryl L. Connolly (John) and Christine M. Harkendorff (Tony); five grandchildren: Elizabeth, Jordan, John, Joe and Jarod.

Family will receive friends Friday, February 14th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, February 15th, 11am, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church (3405 S 118th St.)  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.



  • Debra Yeaman Posted February 11, 2020 4:25 pm

    My heart is breaking for my friend and mentor. I am so sorry for your families loss.

  • Nebraska Nurse Honor Guard Posted February 11, 2020 5:14 pm

    The Nebraska Nurse Honor Guard would like to extend our deepest sympathy to your family.

  • Gary & Janet Posted February 13, 2020 8:17 am

    We love you Mom

  • Cindy Sorensen Posted February 13, 2020 9:40 am

    I had the privilege of working with Mickey for several years. She was a great nurse and a lot of fun. So sorry for your loss.

  • Christy harkendorff Posted February 13, 2020 1:25 pm

    We Love you mom! Forever in our hearts. We will miss you ❤️❤️

  • Tony & Cathy Holzapfel Posted February 13, 2020 3:09 pm

    Gary & family:
    Cathy and I are very sorry to hear about Mickey’s passing and extend our deepest sympathies. We will remember her as always having a smile on her face!

  • Cheryl Connolly Posted February 13, 2020 10:50 pm

    My mother was a woman like no other. She gave me life, nurtured me, taught me, fought for me, held me and yelled at me but most importantly loved me unconditionally. There are not enough words to describe just how important she is to me and what a powerful influence she continues to be. I love you mom ♥️

  • Linda Cochrane White Posted February 14, 2020 11:15 am

    Mickey Jo and I met at age five living across the street from each other in Shenandoah..
    We made many memories together during our childhoods growing up.
    My deepest sympathies to her family.

  • Kara Schweiss Posted February 14, 2020 4:25 pm

    As a friend of Mickey’s daughters growing up, I always appreciated how kind Mickey was and how she always made me feel welcome in her home. My deepest sympathies to the family on the loss of a remarkable wife, mother and grandmother.

  • Liz Exceen Posted February 15, 2020 12:01 pm

    Mickey was my neighbor on 92 ave I babysat Christy a few days a week we were very close We had so many happy times back then Mickey was the backbone of the neighborhood someone you could count on and she had the best kids I always loved her and wished we could have stayed in touch she was a very special person all my love to her family!!

  • Liz Exceen Posted February 15, 2020 12:11 pm

    Mickey I have thought of you so often through the years yes,we were neighbors but we were very close we bowled together we partied together our kids were close I so regret not staying in touch you are such a beautiful person sending all my love to your family!!

  • Elizabeth Connolly Posted February 15, 2020 5:26 pm

    I was lucky enough to call this lady my ‘Wawa’ for 28 years. Thank you for being my BIGGEST cheerleader in all my accomplishments. I miss you. I love you ❤️

  • Mary Paeper Posted February 15, 2020 10:41 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for your family. I worked with Mickey for many years at Methodist on the OB floor. We had so much fun and what a wonderful nurse and mentor.

  • Pat Larson Posted February 18, 2020 12:42 pm

    Dear Gary and Family
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Mickey Jo. Please know that you are in my thoughts. I always felt I was one of the Shenandoah classmates. Rely on your family for the support that you will need in the days to come.

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