Michael Austin Nissen
Date of Birth
October 29, 1956
Columbus, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
October 24, 2022
Memphis, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Saturday, October 29, 2022 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In care of the family

Michael Austin Nissen, 65, of Memphis, NE, entered into rest on Monday, October 24, 2022 at his home in Memphis, NE.  He was born October 29, 1956 in Columbus, NE to Dale and Margaret (Hynes) Nissen.  Mike graduated from Omaha Central High School in 1975.

Michael was an avid sports fan who loved mini-mugs, Keno and betting on horses.

He is survived by children, Regina Meeks, Dale (Nikki) Nissen and Tara (Shane) Geise; grandchildren, Elijah (Candice) Nissen, Brandon Nissen, Micah Meeks, Gavin Nissen, Keely Geise, Kennedy King and Morgan King; siblings, Gary (Mycki) Nissen, Marde Badie-Nissen, Joe (Lora) Nissen, Helen (John) Leach and Liz (Dave) Schneider; sister-in-law, Scarlett (Merle) Woodside; many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Margaret Nissen; nephews, Joseph Nissen Jr. and Kristopher Booker.

Condolences for Michael Austin Nissen
  1. Barb Pope
    • October 25, 2022 - 11 months ago

    Mike I loved working with you. You were always so accommodating and wonderful. And then always such a good and supportive friend. Thanks for always treating me as a valuable person. I’ll miss seeing you. RIP my friend. ❤

  2. Sue Boyd
    • October 26, 2022 - 11 months ago

    To all of the Nissen family; I was saddened to see that Mike had died and extend my sympathy to you all. Our families go back a long way to the days of our youth with our parents; Marge & Dale and Tom & Mabel. Memories of fun times spent as a kid up at the big Nissen house on I think 38th? St. Know that I am thinking of you all at this time.

  3. Liz Schneider
    • October 27, 2022 - 11 months ago

    My dear brother Mike, I am heartbroken you are no longer with us but I know you are truly out of pain and feeling good. You have so many family and friends to catch up with in Heaven and some old Yankee players to rib. You were one of a kind and I appreciate all the times I did get to spend with you. You may not have known this but I was always wanting to go everywhere with you and be with you. I remember you teaching me who could hit the softest, you always let me win! I finally figured that game out! Your yellow Pacer was the funniest car I had ever seen and it definitely needed to be midasized! I never really knew where my affinity for the old VWs came from but now I know why mom let me buy that orange one…all three of you boys had one so she knew what to expect. I love that we shared those pics on FB of the really cool ones. Your sense of humor had no bounds and I hope your dog, Mary Hartman is by your side with Misha too! I never thought this day would come as I am naive in thinking we are all getting older, but losing you has really made me think and realize how truly important our families are and that the memories made will be what carries us through. Hug your nephew Joe for me, snicker along with Dad and have a smoke with Mom and hug all your friends tight. God only picks the best flowers for His table and I guess you were what He needed to make it look perfect. Forever and always in my heart, your little sister, Liz

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