Donald J. "Red" Angel


Donald J. Angel "Red", age 77 of Lansing, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 16, 2013. He was born on August 10, 1935 to Frank W. and Mary Angel in Hammond. Donald was preceded in death on November, 2012 by his loving wife of 48 years, Sandra J. Angel; daughter, Donna Marie Angel; parents: Frank and Mary Angel; and brothers: Jimmy and Irvin; and sister, Lorraine. He is survived by his children: Deborah Coda (Ken Charleston), Scott ( L.B.) Angel, and Michael Angel; grandchildren: Jacob, Michael, Samantha, Luke, Timmy, Molly and Logan; sister, Vera (Frank) Paunica; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to visit with "Red's" family on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 2:00-8:00 PM at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 20 beginning with 9:30 AM prayers at the funeral home and proceeding to St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 768 Lincoln Ave., Calumet City for a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the in "Reds" memory. He fulfilled youthful aspiration by proudly serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from September 1957 to January 1963. "Red" was a graduate of Chicago State University (M.A.), Lorus College (B. A.), Mt. Carmel High School, St. Andrew Parochial, and also attended Purdue Calumet and Indiana State University. He retired from the Lake Ridge School System as a Jr. High teacher, coach and athletic director, and Inland (Mittal) Steel. He also served multiple assignments as a substitute teacher after retirement for the local school districts. He served three terms as a Thornton Fractional Township School Trustee. "Red" was an avid golfer with membership at Longwood, Lansing Country Club, and numerous golf leagues. He was a member of the Lansing Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post #330. "Red" adored his grandchildren and his beloved dogs.

Funeral Home

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home
3227 Ridge Road Lansing, IL 60438

Published in The Times from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20, 2013