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Marianne (nee Schnell) Wanner

Obituary for Marianne (nee Schnell) Wanner

May 11, 2019


Marianne Wanner (nee Schnell), passed away suddenly and peacefully on Saturday, May 11,2019, surrounded by her loving children. Marianne was an incredibly kind, patient ,selfless, and compassionate woman with a heart of gold. She was loved by all who knew her. Marianne was full of love, fun, and laughter. She worked hard, loved her family, and had a zest for life.

She was born on March 30, 1931 in Schonfeld, Ukraine. In 1944 the Schnell family moved to Brakel, Germany where she married Eduard Wanner and had her first child Peter. In 1956 they immigrated to the USA and settled in Philadelphia. In 1959 she gave birth to her second child Elizabeth .Marianne worked at Fleer's bubble gum factory in the Olney section of the city for 27 years.

Marianne was the ultimate mother, devoted wife, and haus frau. While working full time, she kept an impeccable house. You could eat off the floor! Through the years she enjoyed German music, dancing at the German Club, traveling with the German group on day trips, Caribbean cruises, and bus trips to the Atlantic City casinos. To say Marianne love Aruba would be an understatement. She traveled to the island of Aruba seven times! While at home she was an avid gardener. She loved her tomatoes, green peppers and string beans. She loved shopping at Boscov's, especially on black Friday!. She had many friends at the Acme at Penny Pack Circle.

Marianne is preceded in death by her parents; Josef Schnell and Margarete Fischer Schnell,, her husband, Eduard, and siblings; Johann, Eugenie, Rosa, Mathias and Josef Schnell, she is survived by her children; Peter Wanner, of Philadelphia and Elizabeth Wanner, of Wayne, PA. ,two sisters, Margarete and Mathilda and twenty four nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to Marianne's Life Celebration Saturday June 29, 2019 after 10:15am at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 2000 Shelmire Ave (at Castor Ave.), Philadelphia, Pa. 19152, and to participate in her Funeral Mass 11am. Inurnment will be private.

Family service by Dean/Geitner/Givnish of Fox Chase 215-745-1006

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Philadelphia, PA 19111
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