Annemarie K. Hansel, 97, of Pine Lake, Caroga Lake, N.Y., died peacefully November 8, at the Foltsbrook Center Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Herkimer, N.Y. She was born December 8, 1920, in Hamburg, Germany, and was the daughter of Frederick C. Hansel and Anna M. Foesch. She was a former Newtown resident.
Her family immigrated to the United States of America in 1925 to live in Ilion, N.Y. She became a citizen of the United States January 30, 1943.
In 1946, Ms Hansel received her high school diploma from Ilion High School, after leaving school for a period of time in wartime to work at Remington Rand. She enlisted in the United States Navy, Waves, in 1943. She was stationed in Boston, Mass., in the Hospital Corps and was honorably discharged in 1945.
After the Navy, Ms Hansel attended fashion schools in Paris, France, and in New York, N.Y., and obtained diplomas from Chambre Syndicale in Paris in 1949 and from Traphagen School of Design in New York in 1948. She worked at Remington Rand in Ilion, N.Y., and Pittsburgh, Penn., from 1946 to 1964. She then worked as a bookkeeper at a carpet company and as a seamstress at the Ruth Young Shop in Shady Side, both in Pittsburgh.
In 1968, she moved with her mother to Newtown, where she worked as seamstress in local dress shops. She retired in 1983, but she continued her own private seamstress business. Ms Hansel returned to New York in 1985 and settled in Pine Lake, Caroga Lake, N.Y. She enjoyed traveling all over the world, and she continued to participate in Navy Waves gatherings throughout her lifetime.
Her many nieces and nephews survive her.
Her parents, Fred C. and Anna F. Hansel; and her brothers, Carl Hansel and his wife, Virginia Hansel, and Paul H. Hansel and his wife, Barbara Hansel, predeceased her.
A memorial service will take place in the near future by the Leatherstocking Navy Unit 26.
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