Marianne Gabel died Sunday, Aug 20th unexpectedly after a lovely day of laying in the sun, talking with the kittens, and sharing love with her family and friends. Marianne embraced life, love and friendship but had an ongoing struggle with loss due to mental illness since her early adulthood. Despite this, she traveled extensively and had many good memories. She spent her last seven years living in Fremont at Pristine Senior Living. She graduated from SJCC in 1970 and went on to attend Notre Dame College in Cleveland and BGSU. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, Psychology and Education. Marianne was an accomplished artist and pianist but more than anything, loved spending time with her family. Her support and prayers meant everything to them. She loved to read and took an interest in politics and world affairs. Marianne had a wonderful sense of humor, a gentle and forgiving spirit, and a deep faith in God.
Marianne is survived by daughter, Jennifer (Dave) Fallesen; two sons given through the gift of adoption; sister, Joanne (Chris) Kosta, nieces, Kateri, Megan and Emily (Jake); sister, Clare (Dave) Bohn , nieces Rachel and Sarah; brother-in-law, Randy (Jane) Walker, nephews, Matthew and Marcus (Ashley); aunts, Millie Naderer and Martha Finsel along with many cousins, friends and caregivers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herb and Mary Gabel, sister, Rosanne Walker.
Visitation: Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH with a Vigil Service at 7:30 a.m.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:30 am at Millersville St. Mary Catholic Church, 865 SR 635, Helena, with one hour of visitation beginning at 9:30 am at the church prior to the service.
Final resting place, St. Mary Cemetery… and Heaven.
Memorials can be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness, SJCC or charity of your choice.