Leonard Germer of Maxwell, Texas, cherished husband, father and grandfather, affectionately known as “PawPaw” to his precious grandchildren, passed away in San Marcos on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at the age of 76. He was born on Nov. 20, 1931, in Maxwell to William F. and Hilda (Schulle) Germer.
Leonard received a Bachelor of Science degree and a master”s degree in Edu
cation from Southwest Texas State University. He played football at SWTSU for two years, before serving his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, Leonard returned to university to complete his studies.
He coached football at several different high schools, including San Marcos High School before retiring in 1979. Farming, since 1972, was one of his greatest joys, along with his family, socializing with his friends and the many students he coached in the state of Texas.
Leonard was a member of the Bobcat “T” Association at Texas State University, Maxwell Hermann Sons, Maxwell Social Club, and a number of agricultural related committees.
His parents and his brother, Bill Germer (2006) preceded him in death.
He is survived by his beloved wife, JoAnne Germer; son Leonard Germer, Jr., and wife, Kimberly, of Maxwell, and their children, Christopher and Katelynn; son, Jeffrey Germer; daughter, Jennifer Germer Reed and husband, Michael, of Lockhart, and their children, Weston and Taylor; sister, Gladys Niemann, and twin sister, Dickie Rutherford, both of Lockhart; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family received friends at Pennington Funeral Home from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2008.
Funeral Services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 2, 2008, at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Maxwell, with the Rev. Craig Gabriel and the Rev. John Schwartz officiating. Interment followed at the Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were John Faseler, Buzzy Allert, John Finch, Dick Hammond, Clint Roberts, Randy Rutherford, Russell Germer and Glen Germer. Honorary pallbearers were the many basketball and football players whom he coached.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ebenezer Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 95, Maxwell, Texas, 78656, or a charity of one”s choice.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666.