Obituaries: 05-25-23

Roland Weimer

Roland Walter Weimer, age 77, of Whitehouse, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 19. 

Born on July 19, 1945 in Waterville Township to Walter and Ivadell (Scott) Weimer, Rollie, as he was known, was raised on the family farm. He graduated in 1963 from Anthony Wayne High School, where he played football and met his former wife, Barbara (Boyer) Zimmerman and they were married in 1965. They had three children together and helped design and build their first new home on Schadel Road. He was active in his children’s lives and a Boy Scout leader in Troop 97. He was very proud of his children, their accomplishments and the adults that they had become.

Following high school, Rollie started his apprenticeship and became a Journeyman plumber and pipefitter with Local 50. He enjoyed a 45-year career with well-known local construction firms such as Armstrong Mechanical Services and Campbell Incorporated. At the end of his career, he was part of the management team for many large construction projects throughout Northwest Ohio. One of his favorite memories was helping to build Centennial Hall (Savage Arena) at The University of Toledo.

Rollie was a lifetime member of the Whitehouse Progressive Fisherman’s Association, for which he served in various capacities over the years. For many years, you could find him helping at the Friday night fish fries and the target shooting range. Rollie was a member of Rock Solid Church of God in Kansas, Ohio, which he attended with his girlfriend, Janet Sleek.

Rollie had an engineer’s mind and could fix almost anything. He was able to figure out how something worked, tear it apart and put it back together again better than new. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors. In 1996, he purchased the former Boyer family residence and lived there until his final year. He had a green thumb for gardening. He loved tending to the property, working in his vegetable garden and being near his family. Every summer, his kitchen would be filled with tomatoes, rhubarb and other vegetables that he grew and gladly shared with others.

He had a love of guns of all kinds and enjoyed collecting them and target shooting with his family. He also loved driving his golf cart and his Corvettes. Rollie was a wonderful grandfather to his grandchildren. He enjoyed taking them fishing and visiting with them whenever he could. He had recently built a BB gun shooting range in the basement of his home, where he proudly spent many hours target shooting with his sons and grandsons.

Rollie is survived by his three children, Brett (Morgan) Weimer, Kevin Weimer and Anne (Chris) Palmer. He is further survived by his three grandchildren, Jackson, Grant and Chase Palmer; and his brother, Robert (Patsy) Weimer; and sister-in-law, Betty Weimer (Richard). He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ivadell Weimer, and his brother, Richard Weimer.

At his request, a celebration of life will take place at the Whitehouse PFA at a later date this summer. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Whitehouse PFA.

Emily Gene Scholz

Emily Gene Scholz, age 12, passed away on Friday, May 19, after a 14-month battle with brain cancer. 

Emily had a generous heart, a kind soul and a mischievous sense of humor. She loved Harry Potter, fancy food and tea parties, reading and computer games, and she had just began pursuing volleyball when she was diagnosed with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in March 2022.

Most of all, Emily loved her family. She loved to be seated around a table playing games with her brothers and sister, parents and stepparents. It was tough to make Emily put the game away; she would make you keep playing into the early morning hours if she could get away with it. Emily faced her diagnosis with courage and grace. Even as her body began to fail her, she rarely complained. She did not let her condition stop her from living her life to the fullest extent that she could. In the last year, she traveled to California and attended a convention of her favorite internet stars. She attended school as long as she was physically able, if just to see her many friends. Emily’s school friends were among her biggest cheerleaders and their friendship meant the world to her.

Emily is survived by her mother and stepfather, Sarah and Jeremy Carnes; father and stepmother, Patrick and Candice Scholz; brothers, Ethan, Andrew and Benjamin; and her little sister, Eloise. She was blessed to have doting grandparents, step-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins that she loved to spend time with whenever she could – and they loved to spend time with her.

Emily was, and her family remains, appreciative of the love and support she received from her teachers, friends and her community for rallying around her as she fought this terrible disease. Rest in peace, Emmy Pie. We were so lucky to have you for as long as we did. We know we will see you again. We know you are being welcomed with open arms by your Papa and Grandpa.

Friends and family will be received from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 at Sujkowski Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd, Rossford, with the funeral following at 7:00 p.m. Emily’s family asks that you consider donations to Catching Up With Jack and 4-U-Matt, local charities that support families impacted by pediatric cancers. Online condolences may be left to the family at

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