Thomas “Mickey” Guinan

Thomas “Mickey” Guinan

August 11, 1929 – February 12, 2022

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Guinan.  He is survived by daughters, Deb Herout and Cheryl Mattson (Troy); son, Jerry Guinan (Renée); grandchildren: Ryan Mattson, Tyler Herout, Dylan Mattson, and Emily Herout; brothers, Pat Guinan (Dorothy) and John Guinan (Judy); brothers-in-law: Dean Wood, Dean Kenkel, Pat Scollard, and Mike Scollard; many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

VISITATION: Tuesday, February 15th from 9:30am to 10:30am, followed by ROSARY at 10:30am and MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am, all at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific St.  Graveside Service: Tuesday, 1:30pm, Resurrection Cemetery with military honors.  Memorials are suggested to St. Robert Bellarmine Church for memorial Masses.

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Thomas “Mickey” Guinan passed away peacefully on February 19th in Omaha.  Mickey was bon on August 11, 1929 in Okaton, South Dakota.  He was the oldest of nine children born to Thomas and Frances Guinan.  He graduated from Murdo, SD High School in 1947.  Mickey was a Korean War Veteran, having served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955.

After his military service, Mickey moved to Omaha and enrolled in the Nebraska Business School.  After graduating, he began a long career in the transportation industry.  Mickey worked in sales and terminal management for Interstate Motor Freight from 1962 to 1981.  For the next thirty-four years, culminating in 2015, Mickey was self-employed, working as a truck transportation broker.

Mickey met his future wife, Carol Scollard, in Omaha in 1957.  Mickey and Carol were married on August 11, 1958 and enjoyed sixty-three years of marriage.  Carol preceded Mickey in death by only four days.

Mickey was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  He was a kind man with a big heart, always seeing the best in everyone he met.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who asked, an endearing trait to all who met him.  Mickey was known for his sense of humor, and he loved playing practical jokes.  If Mickey teased you, you knew that he liked you.

An avid sports fan, Mickey was a passionate follower of the Iowa State Cyclones.  Mickey rarely missed any school or sports activity in which his children or grandchildren were participants.  He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  One of his favorite hobbies was spending summer afternoons fishing with his grandchildren and taking them to lunch.

Mickey and Carol enjoyed many different travel destinations in the States and abroad, even taking pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexico City), and the Holy Lands.

Mickey was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; sisters: Darlene Pierce, Joan Wood, Bonnie Grubbs, and Lois Kenkel; brothers, Terry Guinan and Larry Guinan; sisters-in-law, Anita Guinan and Patsy Hoffmann; brothers-in-law: Bill Pierce, Robert Grubbs, Raymond Scollard, and Norbert Hoffmann.


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