In memory of

Carole Hanke

February 7, 1936 - January 31, 2021
From: Lake View, IA
Carole Hanke

Carole Hanke

Born: February 7, 1936
Died: January 31, 2021
Age: 84
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   Carole Hanke, age 84 of Lake View, IA, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake, IA.  Carole Marie was born on February 7, 1936, to parents Herbert and Alice (Kirkpatrick) Schultz.  She grew up on a farm, on the north side of Lake View, and graduated from Lake View High School in 1948.  After graduation, she continued her education at a business college in Omaha, NE.  Carole was baptized and confirmed at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lake View, where she was a life long member. 

   Carole was united in marriage to Dean Nelson in 1957, and they were blessed with a son, Rick. In 1959, after a tragic boating accident on Blackhawk Lake, her husband Dean passed away.  As a single mother, Carole continued to work and live in Lake View where she met Robert Hanke, and they were later married in Las Vegas, NV, in 1978.  With this marriage, Carole gained three stepchildren: Scott, Jeff, and Jodi.  Carole worked various jobs including at the Dodge dealership and then at the Variety Store, both in Lake View.  When Rick was little, she helped out with the activities he was involved in and was also the Little League secretary when he played. 

   In her free time, Carole loved to garden and can her vegetables.  She enjoyed playing cards with friends, especially the game pinochle, and was a member of the Ladies Aid at the church.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her son Rick Nelson of Lake View, IA; stepsons: Scott (Lisa) Hanke of Carroll, IA, and Jeff Hanke of Lake View, IA; stepdaughter Jodi Brady of Omaha, NE; grandchildren: Jessica, Brooke, Paige, Joshua, Jamie, and Jill; five great-grandchildren; and other extended family members and friends.

   Carole was preceded in death by her first husband Dean Nelson; second husband Robert Hanke; parents; and sister Donna Johnson. 

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Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 1:23 PM
“Julia and I are are very sorry to hear about your loss! Our prayers are with all of you!”
- Dana and Julia Drost
Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 9:37 AM
“Rick: I was saddened to hear of Aunt Carol's passing. I have fond childhood memories of growing up with the Nelson family, and your Mom was a big part of that. She will be deeply missed.”
- Randy Boerner
Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:32 PM
“Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers to all of Carole's family. Hold onto all of your special memories. Blebss you all.”
- Don and Donna Tjaden
Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:32 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear of Aunt Carole's passing. My thoughts go out to Rick during this difficult time. I will always remember Aunt Carole as a sweet and kind person. She will be missed. ”
- Michele (shelley) Kenney
Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:31 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of Carole passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her and she was a great neighbor to Dad (Red) and friend to Alberta. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. ”
- Cindy and Bruce Wright
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 9:19 AM
“Jim and I are saddened to learn of Carole's death. She was my high school classmate. I will let our classmates know. You have our sympathy.”
- Lois Manuel Long
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