Glenn Anthony “Buster” Boenisch, 71, of Shiner, died Sunday, September 25, 2022. Glenn was born October 10, 1950, in El Campo to Lawrence and Emily Popp Boenisch. He married Betsy E. Gilkey on October 16, 1999 at Harwood Baptist Church. Glenn attended Sts Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Nada.
Glenn graduated from Garwood High School in 1968 where he had been active in football and baseball. He attended Wharton Junior College and later earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sam Houston State University. While attending college, he held several jobs while paying for his own education. After college, he went to work at the convenience store company which began a 40-year career. The last company he worked for was Johnson Oil Company and Tiger Tote Food Stores where he worked for 20 years before retiring.
Glenn was a bold, gregarious man who thrived on the camaraderie and social gatherings of stag camp. He loved to hunt deer and enjoyed checking his game cameras throughout the year to see if anything really special came up. He had hunted in West Texas near Mason and in South Texas and made his last camp at Pilgrim. As a very successful hunter over the years, he had processed hundreds of pounds of deer sausage and blood sausage, a hobby he really enjoyed with his family. He was an excellent cook and well versed in wild game cuisine. In addition to hunting, Glenn enjoyed deep-sea fishing, golfing and tending his cows, which he did every day and loved every minute of it. He was a true outdoorsman and sportsman. He loved football, especially the Cowboys. He also enjoys watching his great-nephew play college football.
Glenn was an honest man with a big heart. He was a loving husband and father-in-law. He adored his grandchildren who called him “POP” and he loved taking them for mule rides through the pastures and seeing them practice different sports. Glenn enjoyed other pleasant distractions like reminiscing about his “old bachelor days”, talking on the phone with close friends like Charlie Lamont, and working alongside his brother Mark cutting rice.
Glenn is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 23 years, Betsy E. Boenisch of Shiner, daughters-in-law, Holli Durrett (Michael) of Gonzales, Shara Wilkerson (Steve Dominguez) of Shiner, sisters, Lynette Boenisch of Kingsland , Nancy Boenisch of Austin, Betty Lou McFerrin (Robert) of Kingsland, brothers, David Boenisch of Kingsland, Mark Boenisch (Cynthia) of Garwood, grandchildren, Dylan Wilkerson, Noah Ramirez, Weston Durrett, Savannah Durrett and Rhilyn Durrett, many nieces and nephews and his goddaughter, Shelly Thompson. He was predeceased by his parents and a nephew, Cody Thompson.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home followed by the Holy Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with the Reverend Todd Craven officiating. Interment will follow at Harwood Cemetery. Carriers: Brett and Blake Boenisch, Eric McFerrin, Scott Baldwin, Dustin, Cody and Ronnie Gilkey, Jr, Robert Johnson, Bradley and Chase Harlow. Honorary Bearers: Michael Durrett, Steve Dominguez, Matt Brooks, Brent Winkle, Brian Ricketts, Matt Easley, Rodney Stryk, Dylan Wilkerson, Noah Ramirez, Weston Durrett, Charles Harlow, Donald Rihn, Charles Lamont, Patrick Gilkey, Jr and Ronnie Gilkey Sr Memorials can be made at Harwood Baptist Church or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada. Friends can send their condolences to the family by visiting www.seydlerhillfuneralhome.com. Services are in the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.