Carole A. (Lankas) Angele
February 6, 1935 – September 13, 2023
Preceded in death by her husband, Albert J. Angele, Jr.; parents, Charles L. and Marie D. (Tesnohlidek) Lankas.
Survived by daughter, Sr. Marie Angele, RSM; son and daughter-in-law, James and Julie Angele; grandsons, Taylor (Mckenzie) Angele, Alex Angele; step-grandson, Adam Stumpf; great-granddaughter, Charlotte Grace Angele; sister-in-law Loretta Thibodeau; nephews; many loving cousins and friends.
Carole Ann (Lankas) Angele died peacefully on September 13, 2023, with her children at her side. Born and raised an only child in the Brown Park neighborhood of South Omaha, Carole was the youngest of her generation on both her Lankas and Teshnolidek families. Growing up in the shadow of Assumption Catholic Church she was deeply rooted in her Catholic faith and fiercely proud of her Czechoslovakian heritage. Carole’s passion was family, and she dearly loved her grandmothers, aunts and uncles, and cousins whom she thought of more like siblings. Spending time with them around the kitchen table enjoying homemade kolache and coffee or sitting on the front porch, she listened to the stories being passed down to the generations. In her later years, she served as the family historian and enjoyed working on the family genealogy.
She graduated from Assumption Catholic School in 1949, St. John’s High School in 1953, and went on to Business School mastering the comptometer. She made life-long friends in school and cherished these friendships. As a young woman she worked at the Columban Father’s Mission Society, the Law Office of Mecham, Stoehr, Moore, Mecham, & Hills; and at Safeway Stores where she ran the payroll desk.
Carole fell in love and married Albert J. Angele Jr. in 1962 at Assumption Catholic Church, and they quickly started their family. After Marie and Jim where born, she devoted herself to her husband and children instilling in them the importance of faith and family. She enjoyed cooking and baking in the Czech tradition, visiting relatives on family vacations, and attending every sporting event, band concert and theatrical production in which her children participated.
Carole was gifted at a young age with a beautiful singing voice, following in the footsteps of her mother, Marie. Taught by her mother and through choir work at Assumption, Carole quickly embraced this gift developing it further during her years at St. John’s High School studying with the Sisters of Mercy and later through private instruction. Beginning in the early 1950’s, she and her mother sang together for weddings and eventually, Carole served as a soprano soloist for weddings, funerals, and many special occasions over six decades at many parishes throughout Omaha and beyond. The Ave Maria was her signature song.
Carole loved her grandsons and enjoyed babysitting and celebrating the holidays with them, especially Christmas. She was blessed to welcome her great-granddaughter Charlotte Grace and had a special visit with her in May.
Carole will be cherished and remembered by all who loved her as a devoted Catholic, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who blessed us with love, compassion, generosity, and a smile and song in her heart.
VISITATION: Sunday, September 17, 2023, 1 p.m., at the West Center Chapel, followed by a WAKE SERVICE: at 3 p.m. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, September 18, 2023 10 a.m., Assumption Catholic Church, 5438 S 22nd St. INTERMENT: St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Assumption-Guadalupe Catholic Church or Mercy High School. To view live broadcasts of the Wake Service and Mass, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.