Rolland Scharer

Born: Sat., Sep. 4, 1920
Died: Mon., Feb. 18, 2013

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Rolland Scharer, age 92, of Holland, OH passed away late Monday night, February 18, 2013 at Flower Hospital.  He was one of five children born to the late Ernest Scharer and Laura (Emch) Scharer.  Rolland was born in Toledo on September 4, 1920.  He graduated from DeVilbiss High School in Toledo.  After graduation he entered the Army and served his country honorably during WWII and the Korean War.  Upon his discharge from the military, Rolland worked as a clerk for the US Postal Service and retired in 1983.  He was a member of the American Legion, VFW #2898 and the Old Newsboys.  Rolland will be remembered as a political and economical conversationalist, an avid Michigan Wolverines fan and having a very kind heart.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond and Harold Scharer and sister, Geneva Biggs and Gladys Truxell.  Surviving are many loving nieces and special friends, Gary (Linda) Lancaster of Swanton.  In honoring Rolland’s wishes, there will be no public service and private interment will be at Toledo Memorial Park with Military Rites.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St Hwy 109, Delta, Ohio 43515.  Those wishing a show of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to the Old Newsboys in Rolland’s memory.  Please visit to send condolences to Rolland’s family.

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Ragtime Rick
   Posted Fri February 22, 2013
I met Rollie at Spring Meadows Extended Care Center, where I often visit and entertain the residents. We always had a wonderful time exchanging jokes and stories, and he never missed an opportunity to brag about U of M. I learned the news Wednesday when I asked why he wasn't at the birthday party, and we sang "God Bless America" in his honor. He will be greatly missed by all of us -- residents, staff, and entertainers. May he rest in peace.

   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
I had the priviledge of caring for Rollie for a short time. He will be fondly remembered for many things(especially for his love of politics & pretty girls!).
My prayers & condolences go to Rollies family at this time.

Cheryl Brophy (Linda Lancaster's sister)
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
I met Rolly through my sister Linda's mother-in-law, Aldona. He became part of the family, always coming to any of the holiday celebrations at Linda's house, even after Aldona passed away. My husband, kids, and I just loved Rolly being around. He had such a quirky sense of humor, always making me laugh at his "corny jokes", as everyone else called them. I was always told not to encourage him, but I enjoyed talking to and laughing with Rolly. Whenever he wasn't able to make it to any of the functions, we would immediately ask about him. As his health started to fail, we truly missed his presence at any of Linda's events. We truly loved you Rolly and will miss your sweet sense of humor!

Loren Stowers
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
Dear Family,
I would like to send my condolences. It can be extremely difficult to lose a loved one. That is why I wanted to share the hope found in the bible, the hope of the resurrection. Jesus stated at John 5:28,29 "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will come out." And at Revelation 21:3,4 it states that there will be a time when "...death will be no more." These scriptures give us hope for the future as respects to our dead loved ones. Those scriptures have brought comfort to me and I hope it does the same for your family.
With Love,