November 9, 1939 ~ August 16, 2020

Born in: Baltimore, MD
Resided in: Stone Mountain, GA

Charles V.K. Ohrenschall was born on November 9, 1939 to Robert and Dorothy Ohrenschall in Baltimore, Maryland, but he grew up in Sacremento, California. At the age of 17 he joined the Navy as an enlisted man and studied Avionics. Seeing his intelligence the Navy sent him to prep school and then to the University of Missouri through the ROTC program. After that it was pilot training. Upon completion he was assigned to an East Coast squadron involving Mediterranean Cruises. After that he was assigned to a West Coast squadron that involved him in flying over North Vietnam. The friendly skies of the United Airlines was his home for the next 10 years. During that time he became a Christian and heard the Lord calling him to Missionary Aviation. He flew a single engine Cessna over the vast plains of Southern Sudan with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Then as Chuck put it “he flew a desk in Togo West Africa” where he served as vice president of the branch. There he could speak French, which he had learned fluently in France.

Then it was back to the states to serve in the Regional Office in Stone Mountain. Here he was head of the Member Care Department. It was during this time he became interested in Psychology and got a Masters Degree from Liberty University. Then he created Teleios Counseling Ministry in 1992 until May of 2020.

During this time he pursued courses in writing and he has authored over 5 books. He also, over the course of 10 years had a ministry to Russia. Where he taught Russian Christians counseling principles. One book is now being published in Russian.

Charles had a massive stroke on May 25th and was hospitalized. After a up and down recovery he aspirated on stomach acid and contracted double pneumonia. He died peacefully on August 16, 2020.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Patricia and son Erich, wife Jennifer and grandson Everett. He is also survived by his son Christopher and his girlfriend Sarah.


Funeral Service: August 21, 2020 3:00 pm - August 21, 2020 5:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, 30083


Graveside Service: August 21, 2020 10:30 am - August 21, 2020 11:00 am

Georgia National Cemetery
1080 Scott Hudgens Dr.
Canton, GA 30114


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  1. Deepest sympathies to the family. Chuck was my brother in Christ, friend, and amazing counselor. With sadness I say good-bye, but only for now. For the Ohrenschall family I pray the Lord’s comfort rest upon you and encourage you.

  2. Chuck’s passing will leave a huge hole in all our lives. I was just reading an email he sent me in early May, where he asked, “We wonder if our lives will ever be the same? I think not.” That is true for everyone who is part of Chuck’s life. His writing, his love of square dancing, his patience and his faith made him indispensable wherever he involved himself. My love and condolences to Patsy and their sons. We will miss him beyond words.

  3. Deepest Sympathy to the Family. The Atlanta Square Dance Community now has a huge void with the Loss of Chuck.

  4. We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Chuck. We always enjoyed dancing with y’all at the Silver Stars. God bless you and comfort you. It’s a great comfort to know that he is with his Lord and Savior.
    Sam and Janice Harrison

  5. I enjoyed square and round dancing with Chuck and Patsy. Chuck always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. Rest in peace, Chuck. We will cherish our memories of you.

  6. We will always miss Chuck’s smiling face. Square dancing lost an angel. Heaven gained one. Prayers for Patsy and the family.

  7. Chuck will be dearly missed by the square dance community. Patsy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will miss Chuck and his love of dancing. We are sure he is in a much better place, probably dancing with the angels.

  8. Steve and I were so sad to hear of Chuck’s passing. We so enjoyed square dancing with them at the Silver Stars. Truly one of the kindest couples ever. So thankful that this is not goodbye but see you later. Love and prayers for Patsy and the family during this difficult time.
    Steve and Carol Bowden

  9. We were very saddened to hear about Chuck. It was such a joy to watch his love of dancing. We will be praying for the family in this time of loss.
    Leda and Mike Owens

  10. Chuck,
    We will miss you!
    Who will take care of all of that chocolate now that you are gone?
    We grieve to hear the news of Chuck’s passing. He lived a good life, very full and you were a big part of that. Yellow Rock to you😘
    Chris and Rick

  11. Patsy,
    It was sad new we received, but we know now that Chuck is in a better place.
    Our prayers are with you and family at this time.
    It was such a joy to see you and Chuck [Charles] learning rounds, then onto the
    floor having a great time. Teachers always enjoy great students.
    We pray that sadness will quickly turn into fond memories.
    Love and Blessings,
    Lon and Judy

  12. Chuck was a very dear friend and we will miss him dearly. We wanted very much to attend his Memorial Service but we are avoiding crowds. Patsy and family, you are in our prayers.

  13. CandleImageGunter and I were saddened and surprised by the sudden passing of Chuck. We did not know him as well as or as long as most of his dancing friends, but liked him as a kind caring person, and very appreciative. We will miss him at the dances.

  14. Our Heavenly Father blessed those who knew Chuck with a Brother, a Friend, and Model of knowing, loving and sharing our Lord Jesus.

    I knew Chuck thru our 2 year training in CLC with Len Sykes starting in 1990. What a wonderful, learned, joyous man of God was he!

    We have lost our Brother here–but Heaven has welcomed another Heir!

    In His love,

    Acts 20:24

  15. Dear Patsy,
    I so looked forward to seeing you and Charles passing out the bulletins at Trinity – always smiling, always welcoming! What a pleasure it has been getting to know both of you and I’m so grateful for it.
    In reading his obituary, I see many things I did not know about Charles – which means you experienced all of these things too. It makes me admire both of you all the more. I will miss seeing you when the church opens back up as I have now moved to Texas, but will be praying for your peace and God’s blessing.
    With love, Nancy Sutherland

  16. Dear Patsy,
    I always enjoyed seeing you and Charles at the Eastside. You both were so welcoming and kind, with smiles to invite all in. I pray for peace and love for you and the family during this difficult time. God bless you and keep you in his love.

    Jeannie Marsh

  17. We danced with them at Peachtree briefly when they were strong in the club and we were phasing out of dancing because of age.
    Such sweet folks! We knew they were special, but just now reading about their life experiences, didn’t know how much. Praying for his family for peace with wonderful memories. . .
    Linda and Don Coatsworth

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