Anneliese’s father was drafted at the beginning of WWII and only reunited with the family at the end of the war through the help of the Red Cross. Anneliese suffered deprivation and hardship, including a year in a TB sanatorium. After the war, her family settled in Cologne, Germany. When Stalin tried to repatriate all Russian-born German citizens, the family relocated to Paraguay under the auspices of MCC to escape deportation to Siberia. In 1954, they immigrated to Canada, settling in Vancouver, and later in Abbotsford, B.C. Anneliese completed high school in one year, skipping six grades, and earned her teaching certificate from University of B.C. She met Ben at a youth retreat. They served many times with MCC in Algeria, Kentucky, Haiti and Zaire. Anneliese was diagnosed in June 2014 with aggressive cancer.