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Charles Emil Kohlhase

03/18/1935 - 08/24/2022
Service Date: 09/02/2022
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 2228 E. Brown Road, Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 09/01/2022
Visitation Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel - 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Interment: Thatcher Cemetery

Charles Emil Kohlhase, age 87, passed away on August 24, 2022 in Mesa, Arizona. He was a farm and ranch broker, real estate developer, farmer and cattle rancher. Charles was born on March 18, 1935 in Littlefork, Minnesota and he grew up on a farm in  Mizpah, Minnesota. Chuck attended Arizona State College.  He married Beverly Claridge on August 8, 1963 and they made their home in Mesa. Chuck was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, gardening and horse pack trips.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Beverly, married 59 years, and children:  Leslie Barney, Kathy Jones (John Paul), Wade (Michelle), Kent (Emily), 24 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Diane Kohlhase (Chuck Guarnaccia); Kay Ulmer (Tom); Nancy Moore (Bruce); brother, Lee Kohlhase (Donna).  He was proceeded in death by granddaughter, Callie Barney; great-grandson, Milo Rogers; parents, Orlyn and Charline (Stephens) Kohlhase; brother, Boyd Kohlhase (Irene) and Dale Kohlhase.

Funeral services will be on Friday, September 2 at 11:00am at the Mesa East Stake Center, 2228 E Brown Rd, Mesa, with a viewing at 10:00am. Graveside service will be at 4:00pm at the Thatcher, Arizona cemetery. A visitation will be on Thursday, September 1 from 5 -7pm at Bunker Family Funerals, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information



  • Mary Lynne and Floyd Jarvis

    We’re glad we knew Chuck. He was a good man, loving father and husband, and a hard worker. He lived a rich and wonderful life.

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  • Beverly and family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and father! May the Lord bless you at this time. May you feel His arms around you! LOVE YOU! Kay Chapman

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