Retired Caldwell business man, Hubert C. Faust, 97, died on Friday, March 11, 2011, at the St. Joseph Manor in Caldwell. Arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory. Hubert will be buried beside his wife at the Kramer Cemetery in Burleson County. There will be a graveside memorial at the Kramer Cemetery at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 19, 2011.
He was born to K.E. Faust and Lillian Herrmann Faust on September 28, 1913 at Porters Chapel Community in Burleson County. He was once a member of the National Guard under Mr. Murray Broaddus and an employee of the City of Caldwell.
Hubert married Elva Buffington on March 6, 1936. Their daughter, Linda Lee was born in Caldwell. In 1943, the family moved to Beaumont where they worked for Snider Radio Service. In 1946, he and Elva earned their private airplane licenses, buying a Piper Cub which they often flew to Caldwell.
When they moved back to Caldwell, in the fifty’s, they opened Faust Radio & TV Repair Shop. Hubert literally grew along with the electronic age, starting with him building crystal radios and ending with him installing dish satellites.
Hubert enjoyed owning, rebuilding and flying several Piper Cubs, a Taylorcraft and his Cessna 150. He was the airport manager of the Caldwell Municipal Airport for many years. Hubert’s hobbies were gardening, woodworking, gathering and raising orchids, repairing old clocks and photography.
In 1972, Gordon Baxter wrote an article for FLYING Magazine about Hubert and the Caldwell Airport. This started Gordon’s series, Life in Little Airports which ran for several years.
Hubert was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Elva, by their infant son, his own parents, his siblings; Lillian Dunaway, Adeline Clark and B.R. Faust, an infant brother, Karl and two sons-in-law, Chester Price and H. Glenn McAdams.
Survivors include his daughter, Linda and husband, Dave Houck; grandchildren, Cathy Clements and husband, Wayne, Dawn Hickman, Jennifer Stelzig and husband Jim, Molly Boyd and husband Shannon, and Robert Price; great grandchildren, Steven Clements and wife Krystal, Jessica Clements, Scott, Andrew and Jodie Hickman, Will and Wyatt Stelzig, Gavin, Sawyer and Bella Boyd, Micaela and Mackenzie Price; great-great grandson, Shane and Jack Clements.
Hubert is also survived by childhood friend, Willie Boehme, special friends, Alvin and Honey Kutach, Susie Gerdes, Del Miller, Marvin Beseda, Glen Williams and many others. His friends, customers and other relatives will remember his as an honest, hardworking man. We will remember him as Papo or Pop.
The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses; Jennifer and Leela at the Manor and his caregivers at Traditions Hospice for all they did for him and us. May God bless each one of you.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I remember Mr. Faust well,from when we had tv’s serviced back when I was little..and just years past when we was still fixing clocks, he got my wall clock going again. He was truely a gentle man with a big heart. May your all your memories help you thru the days ahead. God Bless you all.
To Linda and family….you have our deepest sympathies for the loss of your Dad. He was such a special person and has left his legacy of caring and talent to your family. My grandfather loved to visit with Mr. Faust, and my Dad has never forgotten how he helped the TX Highway Patrolmen with radio problems! He’ll always live in your memories and walk beside you. Tammy, Stella and Jimmy Kubecka.
To Linda and family….you have my deepest sympathies for the loss of your Dad. My God comfort you all at this time.
How blessed to have had your father , grandfather ect for so many yrs. May your memories give you comfort. I never met Mr Faust but knew of him through his daughter Linda , I know he will be missed. God Bless you in your grief.
Linda, Lawrence and I want to extend our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your wonderful Dad. He, like my own dad was definately one of a kind and he will be greatly missed. Please extend our sympathy to the entire family and we will see you Saturday. Love Sandi
Linda my sympathies and Prayers go out to you and your Family. May God lift you up in your time of sorrow. I know you were close and he will truly be missed! I remember sending him his birthday card. I wish I could have seen his face when he got them.
your family is in my prayers.
BY HUMAN NATURE WE WILL MISS MR. FAUST. BUT GOD HAD BETTER CHOICE TO CALL HIM TO HIS ETERNAL LIFE. HE IS WHOLE ONCE AGAIN NO MORE STRUGGLES, NO MORE PAIN, NO MORE ON EARTH STRUGGLES…. HE IS NOW OUR GOD SENT ANGEL….GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SUCH LOSS. GOD BLESS AND COMFORT EACH OF YOU. JOYCE BOYETTE