Annamaria “Anna” Abels, age 84, of Battle Creek, passed away on April 22, 2021 at Reflections Memory Care. She was born on January 3, 1937 in Bamberg, Germany. Anna attended school while living in Germany, later attending Kellogg Community College after moving to Battle Creek in 1974 from Elizabeth Town, Kentucky. She owned and operated a daycare out of her home for 30 years. Anna was a member of the daycare association in Battle Creek where she made lifelong friends and was a long time member at Family Altar Chapel. She loved crocheting, gardening, going to Continental Bakery for her German lunch meat, and spending time with her family. Annamaria was united in marriage June 19, 1961 to Allan F. Abels, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her brothers, Hans and Robert Tagger. She is survived by her children; Anita Hamilton of Florence, AL., James Michael Abels of Tulsa, OK., Daniela (Ron) Randall of Athens, MI., twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Family Altar Chapel, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment to take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran School for the Reading Intervention Program. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.henryfuneralhome.org
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