January 23, 1958
May 10, 2022
Glen Bennie Spiess (64) passed away on May 10, 2022 at his camp house known as “The Shack” in Shelby, Texas. Glen had a heart the size of Texas and lived life to the fullest every single day. His greatest joy was spending time with his wife Vicki of 15 years and his family, especially his fur babies.
Glen was born on January 23, 1958 to Benjamin and Maydell (Haevischer) Spiess in Brenham, Texas. He grew up in the Welcome Community and attended Bellville Schools. With no surprise, his favorite school activity was Drama Club where his charming personality would shine. Glen had a knack for making people smile, he could charm the stars and could tell the best stories. He played a part in a movie called “A Piece of Tin” filmed at his favorite hang out Welcome Store.
He had a real love for animals and enjoyed raising cattle, goats, sheep, hogs, chickens and horses. He enjoyed living the rustic life going on trail rides when he could.
His entire life was built around all the things that made him happy. He was first employed at Herbert’s Meat Market where he assisted with catering and obtained his love for meat cutting. During his lifetime, Glen worked at many different places: Wittneben Siding, Four County Auction Barn, mowed State Highways, Lindemann’s Store, Gross Construction, Metal and More, Town and Country Sheet Metal and enjoyed his time operating his very own BBQ station. Glen was a master of all trades but he perfected everything he did, including his many years of construction work both for others and for himself. The Shelby Camp House is the epitome of all things Glen and a place where you cannot walk an inch without seeing something that Glen created or built with his very own hands.
Glen had a love for life and all things outdoors including fishing, hunting, and gardening. He enjoyed cooking (especially all things BBQ), BBQ Cook-Offs, meat cutting, sausage making, making homemade pickles, wood working, traveling, and meeting people. You could also find him “Junkin” pretty regularly whether at an antique show or local garage sales. He was always looking for a good bargain and loved to collect old bottles or fishing lures.
He developed a great love for Port O’Conner. The sun, the sand, the water and the fishing were always calling his name. Whether he was on the boat, cruising town on his Ranger for garage sales or just chilling with Steven and Abby Ehler he was having a great time.
He is survived by this wife Vicki, sons and daughters-in-law Joel and Tammy Spiess, Joshua and Brynna Spiess, Grandson Benjamin Spiess, His girls (fur babies) Lexi and Dixi, Mother Maydell Spiess, Siblings: Debbie Woltmann and husband Ron, Mark “Pete” Spiess, Boyd Spiess and fiancé Dawn Murski. Brother-in-Law Dave Schulz and wife TJ. Niece and Nephews: Sarah Frazier and husband Kevin, Richard Woltmann and wife Amanda, Jeremy Spiess and wife Ciara, Jennifer Spiess and Caitlyn Spiess-Lopez, Alex Davis, Austin Lange, Gabe Lange, Janice Schulz-Schroeder and husband Justin, April Schulz-Pieper and husband Colton. Great Nieces and Nephews: Aiden and Chloe Frazier, Michael Jozwiak, Hadlee and Hayes Woltmann, Dax and Carter Lopez, Jaxon and Jase Schroeder, Paisley, Wrenley, and Hayes Pieper. Father and Mother-in-Law David and Bonnie Schulz. In addition to numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Benjamin Spiess, Grandparents Ben and Ella Spiess, Ben and Elsa Haevischer, Step Grandmother Myrle Spiess, his fishing partner Grandma Gladys Warmke.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for May 22, 2022, 2 PM, at the Welcome Lutheran Church, 13636 FM 109, Brenham, Texas 77833, located in the Welcome Community.
Memorials can be made to Welcome Lutheran Church, Hospice Brazos Valley or a charity of your choice.