Carroll Charles "Butch" Faske
October 25, 1950
May 29, 2020
Carroll Charles “Butch” Faske, 69 of Brenham, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at Tomball Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Butch was born October 25, 1950 in Brenham to Herbert Moritz and Gertrude Adelhaid (Fischer) Faske. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Brenham. On June 12, 1971 he married Margaret “Betsy” Zimmer Faske at Grace Lutheran Church. He was a graduate of Brenham High School, Blinn College, and Kilgore College, and earned numerous law enforcement certifications through Texas A&M University. “To protect and to serve” was more than a phrase; it was a way of life for Butch. He was taught early to serve his community with honesty, respect, and care, and made this a common thread through life. He took great pride in his children, teaching them to focus on helping others which led to careers where they would, as he would say, “fly and prosper.” As Washington County Precinct Two Constable, he was the longest serving elected official in Washington County history, and was the first Republican elected to county office since Civil War Reconstruction. Along with his brother, Morris Faske, he was co-owner of Faske’s Jewelry, a Brenham family business tradition for more than 75 years. He honored his promise to his father to uphold the family tradition his entire adult life. Prior to his 31-year law enforcement career, he served as Assistant Chief of the Salem Volunteer Fire Department, and was a volunteer fireman with the Brenham Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Gertrude Faske, his sister Gloria Joswiak and husband Earl Joswiak, and sister Cindy Kolkhorst.
Among the many family members to survive him, Butch wanted special recognition to be given to his wife of nearly 49 years, Margaret “Betsy” Faske; children, Bruce Faske and wife Brittany Hendricks of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Bonnie (Faske) Lynn and husband Tatum Lynn of Tomball, step-grandchildren Ethan and Aydan Lynn; brother, Morris Faske and wife Kathy, sister Carol “Sally” Blum and husband Kenneth, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition, he leaves behind many special friends and helpers whom he trusted and loved, namely William Shepherd, Precinct 2 Deputy Constable, who served faithfully for more than twenty-five years, as well as Freddie Franklin and Robert Lewis, who helped around the home and property in recent years. Each “helper” who extended grace to Butch as his health declined in recent years has the family’s deepest heart felt gratitude. Thank you all.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 4 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Due to COVID-19 concerns for public safety, a public memorial service and interment will be scheduled at a later date so that all may come together to honor his life and memory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Houston Area Rescue Team for homeless dogs at www.hartrescue.com or the charity of your choice. A scholarship benefitting students seeking training in law enforcement has also been established. Donations may be made to the Carroll C. "Butch" Faske Endowed Scholarship and directed to: Blinn College Foundation, Carroll C. "Butch" Faske Endowed Scholarship, 902 College Avenue, Brenham, TX 77833.