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“Saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. He was always a friendly face at the Downtown Market and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts & prayers go out...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: David Differding - IL

“Peace Be With Your Family from Uncle David's Mini Donuts ”
2 of 28 | Posted by: David Bagby - Dallas Center, IA

“I have been a vendor at the farmers market for many many years and Charlie was always so friendly face there! Years ago he would give my oldest...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Cinda Yates - Des Moines, IA

“Charlie aNd Mary were of our 3rd Ave N Farmers Market family. They were good friends and we will miss them. Mary, we wish you the best in these...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Ernie Koch - Fort Dodge, IA

“Mary, Chris, and families,From the moment Chris and Kevin met Charlie was a wonderful mentor to Kevin. He took Kevin on RAGBRAI and many other...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Julie and Don Shannon - Ankeny, IA

“Mary & Chris,So saddened by Charlie's sudden passing...I will always cherish the many enjoyable memories and fun times that I was lucky to share with...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Phil Burke - Overland Park, KS

“Mary and Chris, Charlie was a great person to work with and be around. He helped anyone and everyone who might have reached out or crossed paths with...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Rick Wright - Maxwell, IA

“What an honor to get to know Charlie over the years. He truly was a great mentor to so many. Always so caring and always smiling. Thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Eddie Hamilton

“Mary and family,I also am a classmate at North Polk. I am saddened by his passing and will miss that ready smile and happy laugh. I pray that God's...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Char Nelson Vukovich - Cumming, IA

“Mary and Chris, we are so sorry for your loss. Charlie was a class act and I enjoyed visiting with him at the farmers market. The market won't be...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Phil McGrath (Juleen) McGrath - IA

“Dear Mary, Chris and the Family;I can't imagine how difficult the last few days have been for you. I hope that you find comfort and love from the...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Jason Mrachina - Des Moines, IA

“We are so saddened to hear of Charlie's passing.I have known and been Charlie's friend since elementary school and that continued through high school...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: John and Martha Sheldahl - IA

“I didn't know you for very long but you were a great man and I enjoyed our conversations. You will be missed Charlie! My condolences go out to the...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Jonathan Barber - Metairie, LA

“Charlie was a friend and mentor. I will deeply miss him and our chats. Chris if I can help you in anyway please feel free to call me.I am so sorry...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Rob Sterner - Van meter, IA

“From being a Sales Manager I reported to through growing to be a close business friend and fellow rep, Charlie was always the epitome of class and...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Les Rudd - Murfreesboro, TN

“What a fun guy to work for. He taught me how to have fun while working. I'm very fortunate to have our working relationship carry on outside the...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Shawn Pitts - Johnston, IA

“We are so sorry for your loss. He was the highlight of the Des Moines farmers market. We would grab a breakfast sandwich and chat with him. He was...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Jan and Mark Burnham - Des Moines, IA

“Mary & Chris, sorry to hear about Charlie. I wont forget his smile! We graduated from NP together Cheryl Olson Hoeg ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Cheryl Hoeg - Des Moines, IA

“So sorry to hear of Charlie's death. I often stopped and said hi to him at the Farmers Market. We got to know each other by somehow starting to talk...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Ben Taylor - Friend

“Prayers and thoughts are with Mary, Chris and the family. Charlie will be missed and SEMA will never be the same. Charlie always asked about me and...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Jeffrey Cohen - Manalapan, NJ

“Charlie was a business associate who became a friend. I always respected his council and opinions. I am so sorry to hear of his loss! RIP my friend! ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Van Woodell - Matoaca, VA

“We are going to miss our neighbor Charlie Brendeland. We caught up with each other every year at Palestine's kumla supper in November. Our...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Lee Tesdell - Slater, IA

“A great friend, partner and all around good guy. 50 years of wonderful memories! Charlie will be missed by us and the many young people that he...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Denny Elwell - Ankeny, IA

“A man with Integrity. He will be missed. ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: David Ross - Fort Myers, FL

“Sorry for your loss he was a very nice gentleman. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Cathy Smith - Huxley, IA

“Mary, prayers go out to you and your family. Charlie will be missed by many. We grew up about a mile from each other and graduated with each other. ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Kathy Gibbons Buster - Ankeny, IA

“One of the best mentors and friend you could ever wish for. RIP Charlie you will be missed. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Dan Gracey - Friend

“This news really hits me hard. Charlie was a friend and mentor to me at Dee Zee. I am proud to have worked with and for Charlie over the years. ...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Dave Edwards - Monroe, IA


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Charles John Brendeland 69, of Ankeny, passed away April 23, 2020. A private family service will take place with a Celebration of his life at a later date.
Charlie was born to John and Anita Brendeland on February 13, 1951. He graduated from North Polk High School in 1969 and went on to attend AIB Business School. On October 23, 1971 he married Mary Dvorak. In 1982 they welcomed their son, Christopher to their family.
Charlie spent his adult life working in the automotive industry, DEE ZEE manufacturing and currently owner of Midwest Marketing & Sales.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Chris (Sariah); grandchildren, Cayden and Callie; mother, Anita; sisters, Joyce (Nick) Volz and Arlyce Engles.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.