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Visitation

Hondo Funeral Home, Inc.
Wednesday May 25th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

First United Methodist Church
Thursday May 26th, 2022
10:00am

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Burial

Hondo Cemetery
Thursday May 26th, 2022

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Glenn Roy Schweers, Sr.

Glenn Roy Schweers, Sr., born October 1, 1936, passed away May 19, 2022, at the age of 85.  Born in Hondo to parents Bruno August Schweers and Lillian A. Schuehle Schweers, he spent his life serving the people of his home community.

A 1955 graduate of Hondo High School as a distinguished athlete, Glenn attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine on a baseball scholarship and played on the 1957 NAIA national champion team.   He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1959 along with his high school and college sweetheart, Mary Jo Meyer.  Two weeks later they married on June 6, 1959.   

That fall, he was drafted into the US Army and served until 1961.  Following his service, Glenn and Mary Jo returned to Hondo where he began working with his father in the family farm and ranch business. 

In 1969, he earned a teaching certification from Our Lady of the Lake University and began teaching physical education and coaching sports in Hondo.  It was then that he began to make an impact on students who would remember him and maintain relationships with him for the rest of his life.  He enjoyed coaching all sports, but was instrumental in building the Owl football program as the freshman coach.  He also served as head boys’ basketball coach and coached baseball and boys’ track.  In addition to school sports, he coached Little League baseball.

Beyond his career in public education, he served the community on the board of directors of the Medina County Fair Association and was a member of the Hondo Young Farmers Association.  In retirement, he joined Texas Retired Teachers Association, Schweers Historical Foundation, Castro Colonies Heritage Association. He was elected to the board of directors of the Medina Electric Cooperative, Inc.  He was later elected president of the board and also served on the board of directors of San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc.  He traveled across the country learning how to better serve the Cooperative and made many good friends along the way.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mary Jo.  His survivors include his daughter Lisa Schweers and son, Glenn, Jr. (Julie) Schweers, grandchildren, Tyler (Nikki) Schweers and Hope Schweers, and great-grandchild, Tilden Roy Schweers.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m.  Thursday, May 26, 2022 at First United Methodist Church in Hondo. 

Interment will follow the funeral service at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Medina County Museum, P.O. Box 98, Hondo, TX.  78861

Services are under the direction of Hondo Funeral Home.


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Guestbook

Always a smile….My fondest memory was his favorite comment at the Hondo Sports Banquets, “No matter the sport, having fun and enjoying the game is what really counts.”

Pam Rushing Vance May 31 2022 10:24 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Schweers family. He will be truly missed.
Sandy and E. M. Kotzur

E. M. Kotzur May 26 2022 1:22 PM

Sincere sympathy, peace, and comfort to the Schweers family. Coach was an important and powerful influence in my development as a person and later an educator. He made me feel included and valuable. He demonstrated strong work ethic, teamwork, and a sense of humor. Many of his traits I later realized in my career in public schools were those of the very best teachers and coaches. I am very grateful for the short time our paths crossed. Rest In Peace Coach.

Joel Hannemann May 26 2022 11:16 AM

2 photos were added for Glenn Roy Schweers, Sr.

J. L. González MEC Director May 25 2022 6:38 PM

He will be missed he was a great mentor to many students I can always remember his laugh I am proud to always call him coach God bless the family Rest in peace coach

Scott Saathoff May 24 2022 10:12 PM

When Glenn was a senior and I a sophomore in Hondo High School , he was one who set standards that I wished to attain. Glenn was the calm and inspiring individual with everlasting positive outlook. As former teammate,neighbor,friend,and business partner Glenn will be missed with only fond memories remaining. My condolences to the Schweers family.

Wayne Balzen May 24 2022 5:04 PM

To the Schweers family, you have my condolences on the passing of "Coach Schweers", as I knew him. He will be deeply missed. I have thought of him all the time since I graduated in 1990. I was able to see him a couple of times during my trips to Hondo on military leave. Most recently I stopped by his house in March 2021 I believe, and we visited for the better part of two hours. I will always remember him as he had a major impact on my life, as he started grooming me to be a man when I was in 5th grade. Being that Lillian and Bruno were family friends as well, I felt like Coach took a special interest in me when I moved to Hondo and started 5th grade. Throughout my middle school, and high school football, basketball, and track years, he was always a mainstay in my life. He pushed me, taught me, and mentored me, and was the most influential person that shaped me into the man I am today. Even when I did not play sports any longer, Coach was always there, whether it was coming out to my grandparents farm (Glenn & Elleen Gooding) to see them, or to see my father James Gooding for some mechanic work, he always had something to say that was a lesson in life. I am so glad I got to see him last year and for our visit, as I had moved back to Texas a few months before after retiring from the Army and I made it a point to go and visit him. It made him very happy to talk about old memories and to catch up. I am unable to make the funeral but you have my condolences and my prayers for Coach, and your family.

Robert E. Gooding May 24 2022 12:21 PM

Nous vous présentons nos sincères condoléances. Nous gardons un merveilleux souvenir de vos parents. Suzanne et Jean Michel Schmitt

Translation: We offer our sincere condolences. We have wonderful memories of your parents. Suzanne and Jean-Michel Schmitt

Suzanne Schmitt May 24 2022 9:20 AM

Nous prierons pour vous jeudi à 16h (heure française). Nous n’oublierons jamais vos parents.

Translation: We will pray for you on Thursday at 4 p.m. (French time). We will never forget your parents.

Meyer Theo et sabine May 24 2022 6:42 AM

sincères condoléances Lisa, nous n'oublierons pas Marie José et Glenn
Paul et Christiane Zinck

Christiane ZINCK May 24 2022 4:22 AM