Obituaries


Carroll Charles “Butch” Faske

Carroll Charles “Butch” Faske, 69 of Brenham and the husband of Margaret “Betsy” Faske, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at Tomball Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Among the many family members to survive him: 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. Visitation for Carroll Charles “Butch” Faske will be held 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 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 will be established in his name to aid those wishing to pursue a career as a Texas peace officer. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Condolences may be sent to www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Doris Lillian Koester Rosenbaum

Doris Lillian Koester Rosenbaum, age 92, passed away on May 26, 2020 after a battle with cancer. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2020 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton, TX with Pastor Darrin Holub officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Doris is survived by her husband of sixty-eight years, Floyd Rosenbaum and daughter Cynthia Rosenbaum. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Karl Nowotny and wife Christy, Kathryn Nowotny, Kyle Nowotny, Kristofer Nowotny and wife Jenn, and her great grandchild, Holden Nowotny. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Charles Porter, nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Doris (Streich) Schulte

Doris (Streich) Schulte, 86 of Brenham, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Doris Schulte is survived by her husband F.C. “Sonny” Schulte, son Darrell Schulte and wife Liz, granddaughter Natasha Brzykcy and husband Allen, sister-in-law Dorothy Schulte, along with numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation for Doris (Streich) Schulte will be Thursday, May 28, from 12 noon until 8 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral service for Doris (Streich) Schulte will be Friday, May 29, at 11 a.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, with pastors Matthew Jacobs and William Holzer officiating.  Burial will be private in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979.836.3611 Visit on-line  at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Lillian M. Antkowiak

Lillian M. Antkowiak, age 70 of Brenham, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center College Station. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 27 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. There will be a private family rosary. Mass of Christian Burial for Lillian Antkowiak will be held Thursday, May 28 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church with interment to follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Lillian Antkowiak’s surviving family includes: husband Paul Antkowiak; children, Jennifer Grimm, Robert Antkowiak and wife Betty, James Antkowiak and wife Kelly, Patrick Antkowiak; grandchildren, Jace Antkowiak, Kinley Antkowiak, Bailey Antkowiak , Irelyn Antkowiak, Jax Antkowiak, Sadie Antkowiak; mother, Pauline Krotofil; brother, Michael Krotofil, brother Frank Krotofil and wife Debbie; brother-in-law Donny Saulnier; sister-in-law Mary Fielder, sister-in-law Dorothy Vasut and numerous nieces and nephews. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611  Messages may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Jud G. Alexander

Jud G. Alexander, age 89, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 21, 2020. He died at his home in Brenham, TX. Jud is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years Bobbie Jo, his children; Alison Alexander Stewart and husband Mike, Jud G Alexander Jr. and wife Jody, Jay T Alexander and wife Cheryl. He is also survived by grandchildren, Michael A. Stewart and wife Rachel, Madeline Stewart Mozjesik and husband Cole, Whitney Alexander Schultz and husband Ryan, Jud G Alexander III, Shelley Alexander Whalen and husband Ryan, Jess T. Alexander and wife Ashley and Jenalee L. Alexander. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, William, Henry, and Samuel Schutlz, Mae Whalen and Sutton Stewart. Jud is also survived by three sisters, Mary Alexander Bartlett, Sue Alexander Morrison, and Patricia Alexander Wood and husband John, and many nieces, nephews, and family that he loved. A private family funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Abiding Word Lutheran Church with Pastor Martin Moore officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Lea Cemetery with full military honors. Friends and family are invited to attend the graveside service. A public visitation will be held from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Edith “Johnny” Roese Dickschat

Edith “Johnny” Roese Dickschat, 94, passed away, Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Brenham Nursing and Rehab Center. A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 10 am, at Friedens Church of Washington, UCC cemetery with Pastor Eric Dehmer officiating. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, from 7 am to 8 pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel. She is survived by her brother Harold (Pete) Roese of Comfort. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Debra and Fred Louis Westerfeld, Patti and David Jones Clay, Dana and Kim Roese, Marlene and Bob Dees, Dorothy and Skeeter Stolz, Betty Varner, Peggy and Gene Smith, Joyce and James Pelkemeyer, Linda and Pat Jolly, Nina Hall, Reba Corley, Carol Dickschat and Renee Lambert. She is also survived by numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends and family. Funeral arrangements for Edith Dickschat are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com. 

Ruby Schlottmann

Ruby Schlottmann, 97, widow of Lonnie Schlottmann, of Brenham, passed away on May 7, 2020. The family regrets that due to ongoing public health concerns, services will be private. For those who wish to pay their respects, Ruby Schlottmann will lie in state and be available to view from 8:00am until 7:00pm, Monday, May 11, 2020, at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Services for Ruby Schlottmann are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com.

Elsie Key

Elsie Key, 82, a longtime resident of Brenham, TX died on May 2, 2020 at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Prairie Lea Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Pat Lehrer officiating. A visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Ruth Marie Hueske

Ruth Marie Hueske, age 91, of Brenham, passed in peace on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Brenham Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Ruth Hueske is survived by: her nephews, Milton Fred (Linda) Hueske, Arthur Lee (Debra) Nordt, Luther John (Katie) Hueske; niece, Mary Ann (Paul) Marshall; her great nieces and nephews, Miranda (Cooper) Garza, Cannon and Zenya; Cory (Blake) Swor, Lawson and Cooper; Mark (Rachel) Nordt and Noelle; Cassie Hueske; Wade (Georgette) Hueske and Milton Rhett; and John (Amber) Hueske and Makenna Rae.  Also surviving are many cousins and friends in the community. Visitation for Ruth Hueske will be Tuesday, May 5 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Ruth Hueske will be held Wednesday, May 6 with Pastor Jill Vivroux officiating, with interment to follow at Salem Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Salem Lutheran Church. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Nelson Dale Neutzler

Nelson Dale Neutzler, 74, of Burton, TX, passed away May 1, 2020. A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at La Bahia Cemetery in Burton, TX. Visitation will be held Tuesday May 5th from 7:00 am-8:00 pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Nelson is survived by numerous cousins. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

 Ernest Ray Bentke

Ernest Ray Bentke, 84, of Brenham, widower of Marilyn Gaskamp Bentke, died April 30, 2020. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Prairie Lea Cemetery and open to family & friends. Pastor Phil Geleske & Pastor Skip Stutts will officiate. Visitation will be held Saturday 7am to 5pm and Sunday 7am to 12pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Russell & Rhonda Bentke; as well as his granddaughters Raeann Shelfer and husband Bradley, Rachel Heater and husband Trayse, Raynie Broesche and husband Garrett; great granddaughter Hazel Shelfer; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Bentke. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

Gale Snearly Kwiatkowski

Gale Snearly Kwiatkowski, age 75 of Brenham and the widow of Theodore "Tado" Kwiatkowski, Sr., passed away April 27, 2020. Gale is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Wynona "Sissi" and Mark Wellmann; sons and daughters-in-law, Theodore "Chip" Kwiatkowski, Jr., Matt and Kelly (Wellmann) Kwiatkowski, and Lenny and Laura (Hintz) Kwiatkowski; grandchildren, Ashley and husband Tom Del Zoppo, Aaron  Wellmann, Kylie Dasbach, Reagan and husband Brandon Wasut, Jacob Kwiatkowski, Alex Kwiatkowski and fiancée Fatima Aguado Espinosa, Joe Kwiatkowski, Hanna Kwiatkowski; great-granddaughters Maelynn and Jessi Lynn Wasut; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Barbara Snearly, Jerry and Karen Snearly; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Bill Pollizzio; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edward "Shorty" and Lillian Kwiatkowski, Shirley Kwiatkowski, and Patsy and John Chovanec; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews. Visitation for Gale Kwiatowski will be Friday, May 1 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial private for family will be held Saturday, May 2 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Brenham. Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.

Maggie Louise Zientek Faterkowski

Maggie Louise Zientek Faterkowski passed away on April 28, 2020 in Brenham, TX.  Visitation will be from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Rosary and graveside service will be held at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2020. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Maggie’s life at a later date. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Harry and Doris Faterkowski of Chappell Hill, Robert and Rose Marie Faterkowski of Houston; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeannette and Richard Bartels of Tomball, and Jeanne and David Bunch of Cypress; grandchildren, Ryan and Kim Faterkowski, Rachel Faterkowski, Morgan and Scott Cooke, Meagan and George Wilson IV, Christopher Faterkowski, Ashley Bartels, Matthew and Allison Bunch; great-grandchildren, Steve, Rylee, and Tyler Faterkowski and Kindred Wilson; sisters, Bernice Faterkowski, Eddie and Theresa Orsak and brother Edward and MaryAnn Zientek and sister-in-law Helen Pawlowski. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.