Ann (Gangel) Spalti

Born: Thu., Nov. 23, 1967
Died: Sat., Jun. 24, 2017

Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Wed., Jun. 28, 2017
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Ann P. (Gangel) Spalti, age 49 of Omaha, NE; formerly Nebraska City passed away at her home
on June 24, 2017 after suffering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome for many years.

She was born on November 23, 1967 in Nebraska City; the daughter of William Joseph and Charlene June (Rajewich) Gangel.  She attended St. Mary’s grade school through the 4th grade and then Nebraska City Public Schools where she graduated with the class of 1986.

After graduation, she majored in Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and then transferred to University of Nebraska Omaha to complete her RN degree in Nursing.  At 18, Ann competed in  the Miss Nebraska competition, winning the talent competition, as she was an accomplished flutist.  She also enjoyed singing in the choir at St. John Vianney in Omaha.

Ann worked in the 1990’s as the Clinical Nurse Manager at Methodist Physicians Clinic in Omaha.  Following that, she worked at the Omaha Poison Control Center.

Ann was a devoted and loving mother to three children:  Duncan, Ryan and Julianne Spalti who reside in Omaha; born during Ann’s marriage to Gary Spalti.

She was preceded in death by her father William Gangel of Nebr. City; grandparents:  Joseph and Edna Rajewich of Grand Island and Joseph and Jane Gangel of Nebr. City.

In addition to her three children, she is survived by her mother Charlene Gangel of Nebr. City; brother Mike (Gina) Gangel and sister Jane Slezak (Bob) all of Omaha, brother Tom (Rose) Gangel of Wichita, KS; two nephews, three nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins, and three pets that Ann loved.

A Memorial Fund is being established for her three children.

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Jeanne Mercer-Ballard
   Posted Mon June 26, 2017
Dear Gangel family,
I am so sad to learn of Ann's passing. Growing up she was always so full of life and energy and it is hard to imagine her without those traits. We had so many good times on Swim Team and in school activities. I know she will be greatly missed. Sorry I can't be there to support you during this difficult time (I'm currently out of the country). Please know my thoughts are with you.
Take care,
Jeanne Mercer-Ballard

Sharon (Schmitz) Crunk
   Posted Mon June 26, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the Gangel and Spalti families. I am so sorry that your lovely, daughter, sister, mother and wife suffered and has passed. Such a sad time for you. I know your hearts are aching. God sent his angels to carry her to her heavenly home. He knows your pain. Trust in Him!

God bless you all!

Jessica Morford and Family
   Posted Mon June 26, 2017
Dear Gangel and Spalti families-

We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all during your time of need. Deepest prayers to you all.

Jessica Morford and family

Patricia & Austin Jansen
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
So Sorry for your loss. I got to know Ann when she would take my son Austin to school along with Ryan and Julianne. She was a wonderful woman. As I told Duncan and Julianne on Saturday. If they need anything I only live a block away.

Once again, so sorry for your loss of a Mother, Sister and a wonderful person.

Amy (Russell) Clark
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
Dear Gangel Family,
I am so very sorry to hear the news of Ann's passing. I regret that we did not stay in touch after High School. Although I went to school with Ann for many years, it wasn't until our senior year that we truly became friends. I have many fantastic memories at your house. Ann was an amazingly talented, caring, and genuinely funny person who truly had a heart of gold. May God be with you at this time of loss.
Amy Russell Clark

Betty D
   Posted Tue July 04, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May the promises in God’s word provide you with comfort and strength during this most difficult time. John 5:28-29

Vicki (Sudman) Simon
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
So sorry to hear of Ann's passing. I have not been in touch with her since High School but we had lots of fun in band, choir, and cheerleading. I am truly sorry for your loss at such an early time in her life and the suffering prior. I have been thinking of you all and praying for entire family. May the memories heal you in this difficult time. God Bless and take care.

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