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Carol Ann Spangler

September 30, 1941 — November 5, 2021

Carol Ann Spangler, 80, of Oconto, Nebraska passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021 at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney. Carol was born on September 30, 1941, in Callaway, to Edwin and Daisy (Neth) Estergard.

Carol grew up on a farm near Callaway and graduated from Callaway High School with the class of 1959. She married the love of her life, Dean Spangler on August 27, 1959 in North Platte. Carol and Dean were blessed with 62 years of marriage and two children to this union: Bruce and Debra. Carol made a home and helped on the farm until her children graduated, then worked at Callaway Good Samaritan Nursing Home and Callaway District Hospital. Carol retired to spend more time with her family and be present for as many special events and activities as possible. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Carol delighted in providing for her family. She was a skilled cook and baker, always excited to try new recipes and perfect the tried and true dishes her family loved. She diligently tended a vegetable garden that supplied plenty of food for canning and freezing. The vegetable garden was accompanied by numerous flower beds containing daffodils, tulips, lilacs, irises, roses, day-lilies, and peonies, to name a few. She enjoyed playing cards and dominoes. She spent many hours putting together beautiful puzzles, and in her younger years, taking her children fishing. She was a former 4-H leader, a member of the Redfern Social Club, and a member of the Callaway United Methodist Church.

Carol is survived by her husband, Dean Spangler of Oconto; her children, Bruce (Diane) Spangler of Callaway and Debra (Steve) Bisgaard of Piedmont, South Dakota; four grandchildren, Greg Spangler of Lincoln, Jenna (Chanc) McIntosh of Broken Bow, Jamie (James) Hauer of Piedmont, South Dakota, and Michaela (fiancé Wyatt Harwood) Hauer of Piedmont, South Dakota; one great-granddaughter, Kara McIntosh of Broken Bow, and one great-grandchild on the way; siblings, Anita (Marvin) Smith of Callaway, Dale (Shirley) Estergard of Callaway and Judy (Allen) Meredith of Callaway; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Fred) Morrison of O’Neil; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Besides her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her infant sister, Debra Estergard; brother, Lynn Estergard and brothers-in-law, Irvin (Gladys) Spangler and Allen Spangler.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the Callaway United Methodist Church with Pastor Shanon Williams, officiating.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at the Callaway United Methodist Church.

Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway.

Memorials are kindly suggested to the Callaway United Methodist Church or Callaway Good Life Center.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Callaway United Methodist Church

, Callaway, NE 68825

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