Charles L. Brehse, lovingly known as Chuck, was born on February 14, 1945, in Albion, New York, and passed away on June 20, 2023. A compassionate, dedicated, humble, and supportive man, Chuck's life was one filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories.\n\nChuck married the love of his life, Pat, on July 29, 1967. They built a beautiful life together in Carlisle, Iowa, where Chuck worked passionately as a farm machinery representative for New Holland Equipment for 34 years. His dedication and hard work earned him many friendships and respect in the industry. Chuck retired in 2002, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of those who had the privilege of working alongside him.\n\nFamily, travel, church, golf, and his cars were the cornerstones of Chuck's life. He took great pride in maintaining a manicured lawn, a clean garage, and spotless cars – even detailing the cars himself. Chuck's love for music was evident as he enjoyed listening to quartets and singing in the Men's Choir at church. His enthusiasm for life was contagious, inspiring those around him to cherish every moment.\n\nCharles is survived by his wife, Patricia; son, Kenneth Brehse; daughter, Deborah (Clint) Smalley; grandchildren, Connor, Cameron, Cael, and Carter Smalley; sister, Kathleen (Kevin) Noon; and sister-in-law Sandra Brehse. He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin Brehse; mother, Ardeen Brehse; daughter, Tricia Brehse; and brother, Robert Brehse.\n\nPlease join us for a visitation on Monday, June 26, 2023, at 5:00 pm CDT at Carlisle United Methodist Church, 405 School Street, Carlisle, Iowa, 50047. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at 10:00 am CDT at the same location. The funeral service will be live-streamed at https://my.gather.app/remember/charles-brehse. Interment will follow at 11:00 am CDT at Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle, Iowa, 50047, with a lunch reception at 12:00 pm CDT back at the Carlisle United Methodist Church. Memorials for Chuck may be directed to the Carlisle United Methodist Church or Carlisle Dollars for Scholars.\n\nWe invite you to visit the memorial page created for Chuck Brehse, where you can share your memories and upload photos that celebrate his extraordinary life.