November 25, 2020

Michael Allen Hessler

Michael Allen Hessler, 69, passed away on Monday, Nov. 23rd , 2020 at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln, Ne after battling Covid-19. 

Mick was born on March 16, 1951, Scottsbluff, to Edward and Vera (Ott) Hessler. He grew up in Scottsbluff receiving his education in the Scottsbluff schools. He went on to attend Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND. Eventually making his way back to Scottsbluff, where he and his brother Eddie then started Hessler Land and Cattle Company, Hessler Builders, Inc. and TLC. Mick was courageous and inventive in business. If he had an idea, he worked hard to make it happen. He loved time well spent with family and friends. He was often generous to strangers when he noticed there was a need to be met. He was the biggest energy in the room and has left us with many memories that comfort us and bring us joy. He will be missed.

He is survived by his loving children with former spouse Denise Hessler(Lincoln, Ne);  Heidi (Nate) Shaddick (Lincoln, Ne.); Amber (JR) Rocha (Bennington, Ne.); Brock (Allison) Hessler (Papillion, Ne.); and seven grandchildren; father Edward Hessler (Scottsbluff); brothers Dave (Pam) Hessler, Robert (Peggy) Hessler, all of Scottsbluff; many nieces and nephews; devoted partner Lori Miller (Lincoln, Ne.), her daughter Ashley (Corby) Fehlman and kids.

Preceding Mick in death are his mother, Vera (Ott) Hessler, brother, Eddie Hessler and sister, Elizabeth Shoemaker.

A celebration of his life will be held 10:00 a.m. February 6, 2021 at New Covenant Community Church, Lincoln. Further information and live stream link may be found here:

Memorial contributions can be made towards The Bryan Foundation. Donation may be made here:


  1. Mick was truly unique; it was the source of his charm. He was blue collar at heart, and he was never encumbered by political correctness. He was extraordinarily generous, almost to a fault. My wife and I sometimes felt guilty about accepting his gifts, but we learned through time that he simply enjoyed making people happy. We found other ways to pay him back, which generally involved things which appealed to his palate.

    He was blessed to have found his longtime partner, Lori. She helped him tremendously as he struggled later in life, and he frequently told us how much he loved her. Lori was his savior; she made his life so much better.

    Lastly, I hope Mick knew how much Do and I will miss him. Fortunately, he left us with a lifetime of memories, in the five short years that we knew him.

    Rest well old friend.

  2. Bob and Family,

    So sorry to hear about Mick passing. He was a good friend and full of life. I hope you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Thinking of you all,

    George and Lisa Hernandez

  3. We are so sorry for you’re families loss. Larry and Edie

  4. I spoke to Mick a few months ago. We are old college friends. We vacationed together when our kids were young a few times. I send my Love & Prsyers to the family❣

  5. So sorry to all of the family of Mick…it has been so heartbreaking to lose loved ones to this disease. I knew Mick & Eddie from way back, they were always fun-loving and generous. I will always be truly thankful to Mick for getting me awesome seats to see Siegfried and Roy in Las Vegas…it was a dream come true and even more special since there is no longer a show. Our thoughts & prayers are with you…Larry & Luray


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *