Glen Roger Pfeil

Glen Roger Pfeil

Glen Roger Pfeil, age 86, passed away surrounded by his family on September 25, 2019 in Houston, Texas. As his family and friends know, Glen was very proud of his German heritage.  There is a German saying ‘Who lives in the hearts of his loved ones is not dead but only far away’.

Glen was born April 4, 1933 on his family farm in Woodsboro to Katherina Dorn and Walter C. Pfeil. He attended grade school in Bonnie View and graduated in 1950 from Woodsboro High School.  He attended Texas A&M University, College Station and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Education, Aggie Class of 1954.  He received his Master’s degree in Educational Administration at Texas A&I in 1963.

Following his graduation from Texas A&M, Glen worked for two years teaching Industrial Arts for La Porte ISD. He then served thirty-two years in Refugio ISD working as an Industrial Arts teacher, serving as Chairman of the Industrial Arts department, Assistant High School Principal and finishing as the Middle School Principal.

During his career Glen belonged to the Mid-Coast Industrial Arts Association, held various offices and was named Outstanding Teacher by the Mid-Coast Industrial Arts Regional Association. He was selected for Texas Education Agency’s Advisory Council for Industrial Arts program effectiveness, quality factors and measurement standards. He was a member of the Refugio Jaycees serving as President in 1967 and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Refugio where he served as President of the Board.  After retiring and moving to Houston in 1990, he served on the Board for the Chatsworth Place Condominiums and was a member of the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.

Glen was a consummate gentleman and an amazing craftsman in both metal and wood media. He enjoyed both hunting, fishing and travelling the world with his dear wife.  And we all know that Glen loved his Aggies.

Glen is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce Arthur Pfeil; three sons ,James W. (Tracie) Pfeil, Larry A. (Amanda) Pfeil and Richard G. (Karen) Pfeil; two sisters, Norma Pfeil (Don) Williams and Dorothy “Dottie” Pfeil Dunham. He and Joyce have 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Jeanine Pfeil; daughter-in-law, Christine LaBudde Pfeil; grandson, Hayden G. Hummel; his parents; sister, Barbara Ann; and brothers James and Clifton Pfeil.

There will be two memorial services to accommodate family and friends. The first will be held at the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston on October 4 at 11 a.m. with a visitation for family and friends beforehand starting at 10:30 a.m. in the narthex.  The second will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Refugio on October 12 at 11 a.m. with a luncheon afterward for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the following charities be considered:

First United Methodist Church of Refugio, 310 Power St., Refugio, TX. 78377

Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX. 77079

Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department (SLVFD), 1406 FM 3277, Livingston, TX. 77351

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It is always sad to say goodbye to friends. Glenn Pfeil was always kind, supportive, and a family friend. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace go out to Joyce their boys and their families.


Mary Claire Brundret Welch and Thad Brundrett

Jimmy&Ginger Boucher

Mr. Pfeil taught me so much in his classes. I admired his teaching style so much that I included much of it into my own career as a teacher. I am so sorry and saddened to hear of his passing. My sincerest condolences and prayers to his family. Jimmy and Ginger Boucher

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