4.29.16 Issue

Mikhail “Mike” Etus passed away on April 6 at age 68 in Omaha. Services were held on April 8 at Beth El Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mira and Leonid Etus.

He is survived by his caring wife, Valentina Etus; son Igor Etus; daughter and son-in-law, Lucy and Timur Muinov; grandson, Allan Muinov; sister, Mary Etus; and brother, Greg Etus and his family.

Mikhail was born in 1947, Gagry, in the former USSR. His father Leonid returned from World War II and in 1947 the new family settled in a small town of Parichi in Belarus. Mikhail finished secondary school and continued his education at the Foreign Language Institute in Minsk, graduating in 1970. He worked for many years as an English language teacher in several secondary schools in the town of Svetlogorsk, and later he worked at the city’s Department of Education as an Inspector and Quality Manager, and eventually as a school principal.

Mikhail and his family immigrated to the United States in 1993 and came directly to Omaha, joining his extended family. Mikhail started a new life and career in Omaha, first studying computer science at the Skills Plus Training program and then accepting a position as a salesperson and consultant at the Nebraska Furniture Mart, where he continued to work for 22 years.

Memorials may be made to the organization of your choice.