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Charles G. Nehring, 70, of Shawmut died early Monday morning, July 13th, 2020 at his home of natural causes. He was born October 30, 1949 in Williston, ND. He is the son of Charles J. and Perris (Girard) Nehring. He received his education in Williston. In 1968, he entered the United States Air Force and served in Viet Nam. He was united in marriage to Rebecca Holm in Williston and they later divorced in the mid 1980’s. He completed his military service in 1972 and following his discharge, he returned to Williston. He worked in the Oil fields and returned to college in Williston. He continued working and received his BA from Minot State in the early 1990’s. In the mid 1990’s he moved to New Jersey where he learned to be a cobbler. He returned to Williston in 2003, where he met Melva Keller. They moved to Shawmut in 2013.

Charles was very involved in Mountain Men and attended many Rendezvous. He was able to continue his trade as a cobbler and was interested in Antique Guns. He also enjoyed his horses, cowboy poetry and has published two books, with another at the publisher and working on a fourth.

He is survived by one son Justin (Leslie) and one daughter Tracie Nehring both of Williston, ND; his companion Melva Keller of Shawmut, MT; two brothers Emil and Dennis (Ce’Dale) both of Williston, ND; four sisters Charell (Daryl Beard) Schillo and Karen Amsbaugh both of Williston, ND, Lanette (John) Collins of Parker, CO and Kay Ann Nehring of Prescott, AZ; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 15th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at 15051 49th Street Northwest in Williston, ND. Cremation has taken place. The Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorial to the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036. Condolences for the family may be posted on-line at

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