Lake Linden: Mabel Marie (Paquin) Vollmer, 96, passed away at the Lighthouse at Hubbell on July 17, 2017.
She was born in Lake Linden on August 22, 1920 and graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School with the class of 1938.
After graduation, she did housework for people and babysitting. Then, she got a job as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell until the dial system came about. She later worked for 58 years at the variety store in Lake Linden, formerly Ben Franklin Store-L&M Variety and Al’s General.
In 1948, she married the love of her life, George Vollmer. They were married for 64 years.
Mabel was very busy during her life. She started sewing at age 12. Sewing and doing crafts were her hobbies. She also made many quilts and was known for giving many away. She also enjoyed making thimbleberry jam.
Mabel was a caring person who enjoyed the friendship of many. She enjoyed telling stories about her life and had such a fantastic memory.
She dearly loved her family and all the children.
Her family wishes to thank the staff at the Lighthouse at Hubbell for their compassionate care.
She is survived by: her sister-Florence Bashaw; 3 children-Michael (Nancy) Vollmer of Sheboygan Falls, WI, Mary (Bob) Latowski of Howards Grove, WI, and Gail (Don) Deiro of Hubbell; 6 grandchildren-Scott Vollmer, Kurt (Tauna) Vollmer, Sheila (Brent) Binder, Kelly (Mark) Grandinetti, Jessica (Brad) Pini, and Chris (Chelsea Goddard) Deiro; 6 grandchildren-Maris, Vance, Cade, Audrey, Julia, and Dayne; brothers and sisters-in-law-Ann Vollmer, Jim and Barbara Vollmer, and Hubert Vollmer and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a grandson-Roger Latowski.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 22, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden with Father Augustine Essel to officiate. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, July 21, at the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden with a parish prayer service at 7:30. Burial will be at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden.
Online condolences may be left at pearcefuneralhome.com