Mr. Schwierzke was born May 27, 1947, in Refugio to Hilmer and Maude Emma (Kramer) Schwierzke.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Beverly Hoaglin; and niece, Donna Harris.
Survivors include his siblings, Hilmer Schwierzke of Flour Bluff, Jenny Raymond of Port Aransas and Brenda Law (Bob Warner) of Portland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private burial was held Friday, March 28.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 29, at 3 p.m. at Beeville Memorial Park.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home