David E. "Butch" Weimer, 68, of Richfield, entered into rest on September 2, 2017, at the Hershey Medical Center, following an eleven year courageous battle with cancer. On September 26, 1970 he married the former Daphne Ann Winey who survives. The couple would have been married almost 47 years.
David was born October 30, 1948 in Derry Township, Mifflin County. He was the son of the late Roland S. Weimer and the late Katherine (Spade) Pannabaker and was the stepson of the late Frank Pannabaker.
He was a 1966 graduate of East Juniata High School and was an Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War.
David was employed at Jay Fulkroad & Sons Construction and retired at the end of 2013 from J.D. Eckman, Inc.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Richfield and served on the church council for several terms and was known as the "candy man", He was a member of the Middleburg Lodge No. 619 Free and Accepted Masons and was Past Master in 1985, and a member of the Richfield Sportsman's Club.
David enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, especially apple pies, and hunting and fishing with his beloved son and friends. David also enjoyed going on tropical vacations with his family and friends. He was very active in the Richfield community and was known as Santa Claus to young and old alike during the annual Christmas in the Park. He adored his family especially his grandsons. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching his grandson Matthew's baseball games, attending go-kart racing and watching his grandson Charley's wrestling matches, and babysitting his grandson Frankey.
In addition to his loving wife, Ann, he is survived by his two children and their spouses, Jamie S. and Greta A. Weimer, of Richfield and Jenifer L. and Chuck Paige, of Middleburg; three grandsons, Matthew Weimer, Charley Paige, and Frankey Paige; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Sam and Norma Weimer, of McAlisterville, and Larry and Belinda Weimer, of Clarksville, Tenn., and Dorothy Sankey, who was like a sister to David and her husband Robert, of McAlisterville; and many other family and friends whom he loved.
Friends and family are invited to the visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday with a Masonic memorial service at 9, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, with a service of Christian Burial at 11, at St. John Lutheran Church, Church Street, Richfield, with the Rev. Lisa Barnes officiating.
Burial will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Selinsgrove American Legion Victory Post No. 25 and the Selinsgrove Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6631.
Should friends desire memorial gifts may be made in loving memory of David to Tiger Treats, a food-pack program that benefits students in local schools c/o Troy Leitzel, Treasurer, P.O. Box 114, Richfield, PA 17086.
The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills have been entrusted with the arrangements.
Published on September 4, 2017