A longtime Washington County Constable and co-owner of a long-standing jewelry store in downtown Brenham has died.

Butch Faske

Carroll “Butch” Faske died this (Friday) afternoon after a battle with a brief illness.

Faske served as Precinct Two Constable of Washington County for 31 years, after taking office in January of 1989.  County Judge John Durrenberger believes Faske may have been the longest serving county official of anyone in the history of the county.

Faske also owned Faske’s Jewelry in downtown Brenham with his brother, Morris Faske.  The store celebrated its 75th anniversary in September.

Durrenberger said Faske had a “remarkable career as a constable”, and a “great wealth of knowledge”.  He said Faske “will be missed by everyone”.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced at this time.

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  1. So sad to hear this. I talked to him a few times at City Hall when he would call us for info. He was always very nice and respectful. My condolences to the family.

  2. He was my neighbor for 12 years until I graduates and moved away. He would always stopped by chat with my dad. My condolences to the family.

  3. Met Butch 22 years ago I work for UPS and deliver to their store Was very sad to get the phone call about my uncle Butchie is what I called him I love them all as family and he will very missed love u uncle Butchie sad

  4. In 1987 when I was the Chairman of the Republican Party of Washington County, Butch Faske approached me and asked about running for Constable. He was a chubby jeweler who had no chance of winning, no police experience. It was considered a joke by local politicians and the media. He won and to everyone’s surprise not only became a great constable but he transformed the nature of the office throughout the entire state. of Texas. Behind his success was raw courage, his wife, his constant reading, study of history and current procedure, and a love of the lawmen of the old west. He was the romantic idealist who turned his dream of being a law man into reality for the benefit of all of us. God be with you. – Richard Stadelmann. .


  5. Nice man. Got to talk with him a few times. Very interesting stories.
    He will be missed. Prayers for the Family

    O LORD, in the day of troubles we call upon YOU. Grant us GRACE to remain in FAITH toward YOUR good and gracious will. In
    The knowledge of YOUR TRUTH, help us by YOUR HOLY SPIRIT to find peace and comfort in the communion of saints, the for-
    giveness of sins, and the resurrection of the
    body, through JESUS CHRIST our LORD.
    Butch’s parents Herbert and Gertrude Faske
    Where my LUTHERAN CHURCH Sponsors at my Baptism, FEBRUARY 14, 1943!

    1. My DAD, Otto E. Faske also had Faske’s Jewelry Store in Giddings( I am only child living in our family)and His twin Brother Herman Faske in Austin, Texas

  7. RIP Butch! I haven’t seen him in many years but I remember him as being a great guy. My heartfelt condolences to the family!

  8. Butch will be missed by all!! Prayers for his family and loved ones he left behind! Bless you all through this difficult time! ❤

  9. So sorry to hear of his death. I am glad I got to be a friend of his and a volunteer firefighter under his leadership many years ago.

  10. He was an awesome guy. He will definitely left an imprint on this community. Prayers for his family.

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