Funeral services were held Monday for real estate agent Charles D. Thibodeau.
The 41-year-old died unexpectedly, apparently of a heart attack, Sept. 18 at the Omaha home he shared with his parents, said his brother Jim Thibodeau Jr. of Omaha.
Charlie Thibodeau was an agent for Prudential Ambassador Real Estate of Omaha. He began selling real estate in college and specialized in single-family houses.
“He was kind of working as a partner with my dad, who has 35 years in real estate. Charlie did the legwork,” his brother said.
Jim Thibodeau described his brother as “charismatic and genuinely interested in other people's lives. He had a huge heart full of love and kindness.” He added: “The most important thing in Charlie's life was his daughters. He was so proud of them.”
Charlie Thibodeau grew up in Omaha. He attended St. Robert Bellarmine School before graduating from Creighton Prep and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
At Prep, he excelled at soccer. As a junior midfielder, he scored the first goal in a 3-0 win over Burke High School in the 1989 state final.
Besides his brother, survivors include his daughters, Isabela and Sofia Thibodeau of Omaha; parents, James and Nancy Thibodeau of Omaha; siblings Bill Thibodeau, Dr. Joseph Thibodeau and Mary Thibodeau, all of Omaha, and Mike Thibodeau of Des Moines.
A funeral Mass was held at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.