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.