Rio Rancho resident Anneliese Gabel passed away peacefully on Nov. 1, 2019.

At her request, no service will be held. She asks that you remember her fondly.

Anneliese was born on June 7, 1928, in Berlin, Germany, to Karl and Lucy Manigk. She wed her sweetheart, Harry Gabel, in 1948, and they remained married until his passing in 2002.

They had one son, Norbert, who was born in 1950 in Berlin. As a family, they moved to Canada in 1957; Milwaukee, Wis., in 1960 and lastly Rio Rancho, N.M., in 1974.

Anneliese Gabel

Anneliese worked first as a seamstress and then at Kohl’s grocery stores. She eventually retired from Spartan Industries in Rio Rancho, N.M. Anneliese enjoyed cooking German delicacies, traveling the U.S. and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Dieter Manigk. She is survived by her sister Veronica (Pippi) Bohnekampe; son, Norbert, and his wife, Susan,; daughter-in-law, Marlane, and her husband, Roger; grandson Danny, his wife, Kelly, and their daughter Mallory; granddaughter Stephanie, her husband, Jeremy, and their son, Ethan; and grandson Brian, his wife, Beatriz, and their daughters, Jessika and Briela.

Special thanks to Karen, hospice nurse; Terry, hospice volunteer; and Jean, hospice caregiver, from Presbyterian. Thanks also to Bernadette and Kaitlynn and their wonderful staff at Beehive Assisted Living Home in Bernalillo for their care and comfort of Anneliese. They are living proof that angels do exist.

Arrangements are with Daniel Family Funeral Services in Rio Rancho.