Charles Jesse Brecheisen

Charles Jesse Brecheisen, 92, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Plaza West Healthcare in Topeka, Kansas.

Funeral services for Charles will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel in Lyndon. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS. 66451. Inurnment will be in the Vassar Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences for the family may be left at

He was born on July 9, 1928, in Vassar, Kansas, the son of Clarence and Hallie McCreight Brecheisen. Charles had lived near Lyndon for 56 years, in Ottawa for 25 years and in Topeka for the last 11 years.

Charles worked as a truck driver for Army Air Force Exchange Service and for Bones Trucking in Ottawa. He was a plumber and electrician and he had worked at the Sunflower Ammunition Plant near De Soto. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church at Vassar.

Charles was married to Delores Jane Masenthin on July 24, 1949, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Vassar. She preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 2007. Charles married Ruth Tessendorf on Dece. 31, 2008.

Charles was also preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Hallie; his brother, Paul Brecheisen; and his two sisters, Edrie Piemann and Maxine Miller.

Charles is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home; his son, Rex Brecheisen, of Lyndon; his two daughters, Rhonda (Nelson) Higdon, of Grandview, Missouri, and Rita (Larry) Masenthin, of Lyndon; a stepson, Mike (Brenda) Blossom, of Bentondorf, Iowa; a stepdaughter, Deb Carter, of Topeka; nine grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

Posted online on November 24, 2020