Glenn William Hans

Glenn William Hans, of Castroville, passed away on June 29, 2023 at his home at the age of 91. He was born May 2, 1932 in Castroville, Texas to the late Harry Hilton Hans and Alice Thresa Brieden Hans.
Glenn attended St. Louis High School in Castroville and graduated in 1949 at the age of 16. He worked for two years before joining the United States Navy, serving for four years. He then became a Master Plumber, working for Martin Bauml Plumbing and later Robert Bauml Plumbing.
On February 9, 1957, Glenn married Joyce Marie Rihn at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. They were blessed with sixty-six years of marriage, four children, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
After his first retirement as a Master Plumber, Glenn worked at St. Louis Catholic Church for eighteen years doing maintenance. Glenn served on the Castroville City Council in the 60’s and was the President for the Local 142 Credit Union in the 90’s. He was recently recognized for being the longest serving member of the St. Louis Men’s Society, having joined in 1950. On November 4, 2022, St. Louis Catholic School renamed their Comet Character Award the Glenn Hans Comet Character Award. This special recognition was a tribute to when he was a high school student and designed the school’s mascot the Comet, and because of his involvement with St. Louis Parish and School throughout his life.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hans of Castroville; children and their spouses, Douglas Hans of Castroville, Donald and Judy Hans of Allen, Cheryl and Kent Howard of Castroville, and Dennis and Bekki Hans of Castroville; grandchildren, Lacy Bishop (Paige), Dillon Hans, Alec Hans (Brooke), Hayden Hans, Paige Suehs (Mark), Travis Howard, Mykal Hans (Jackie), Kolbi Hans (Devin Fortson), Kortni Mangold (Trevor); great-grandchildren, Whitley Bishop, Pate Bishop, Addison Hans, Catlynn Suehs, Kais Suehs, Brent Suehs, Jade Suehs, Rae Mangold, Warner Mangold, and Gwyn Mangold; sister and brother-in-law, Jacqueline and Nelis Beck of Castroville; in-laws, John Rihn (Linda) of Castroville and Ronald C. Keller of San Antonio; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Rolinda Hans; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Rosie Hans; his sister and brother-in-law, Leatrice and Robert Bauml, Sr.; his brother-in-law, Louis Rihn; and his sister-in-law, Betty Rihn Keller.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 5, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home with the Holy Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2023 at St Louis Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville, Texas with military honors.
Memorials may be made in Glenn’s memory to Kinetic Kids or St. Louis Catholic School.
Arrangements by Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Visit