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Charles Mehring

Charles Mehring, 83, of Carrington, ND, beloved dad, grandpa and great grandpa passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Charles Frank Mehring was born October 15, 1938 to John and Helen (Anwiler) Mehring in Carrington, ND.  Charles enlisted in the US Air Force on April 23, 1956.    He served four years and had an Honorable Discharge.  On July 18, 1960 Charles was united in marriage to Marie Freeman at Kensal, ND, and they moved to Wolfpoint, MT.  In 1962, they returned to Carrington where they raised their family.  Charles worked as a salesman for Sweetheart Bread for 28 years.  He also did janitor work at Carrington Elementary School and was the grounds keeper at Carrington Cemetery until he retired in 2014.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling, wood working and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  He was a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.  Charles taught his children to always help others in need.  He spent many winters plowing driveways for people in need.  He also planted a huge garden and donated vegetables to organizations and people.  The kindness, strength, dignity and deep faith Charles demonstrated throughout his life and during his illness continues to inspire all who knew and loved him.

Charles is survived by three daughters: Janet (Dennis) Gemar of Fargo, ND; Nancy (Bob) Beck of Littleton, CO; Sandy (Brad) Hines of Andover, MN; and one son, Robert (JoAnn) Mehring of Fargo, ND; grandchildren: Becca (Jacob) Holman, Ryan Gemar, Rob, Rachel, Erica Beck, Brittany (Zach) McNeely and Chris Hines; great grandchildren: Jackson and John Holman, Madelynn, Benjamin and Millie McNeely; one brother, Glenn (Patricia) Mehring of Carrington, ND; brothers-in-law, Art Freeman Jr., Fred (Verna) Freeman, Ray Haugen, Terry Luggar, and sisters-in-law, Carol Mehring and Lois (Jim) Mahutga.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie, a brother John Mehring, sisters-in-law, Lois Freeman, Shirley Haugen and Cathy Luggar, and Luka Henderson.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Knights of Columbus Peru soup kitchen and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church building fund.

A Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00PM-7:30PM with a Rosary Service at 7:30PM followed by a Vigil Service at 7:45PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Charles’ Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington.

His Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Sandy and Brad thinking of you while you and the rest of the family honor a loved one.

  2. Janet, Dennis, Becca and family, and Ryan, we are thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  3. Condolences to the Mehring family on the loss of your much beloved patriarch. It was heartwarming to see how much he was loved by all of you. He will linger on in all those wonderful memories.

  4. My thoughts and prayers to your entire family as you say your final goodbyes. Your Dad was a wonderful person, may your Dad be free of pain and rest in peace as he journeys home to be with your Mom.

  5. With deepest sympathy for your loss.

  6. Sympathy for your Families

  7. My sympathies to you all. Loved visiting with Charles when he brought veggies to Carrington’s Daily Bread! He was a mysterious veggie donor for years – I was so glad to finally meet him and get to know him just a bit. I know I will see him again one glorious day and I pray you have that peace too.

  8. You are in our thoughts and prayers. You took such great care of your Dad. Hugs to all of you.

  9. Prayers and condolences to the whole family! Watched the stream of the Wed evening Vigil Service. It was so beautiful!!! Loved all the great stories, especially hearing of the smiles on Charles’ face in his final hours as he looked for Jesus and his beloved wife to bring him home!! That is amazing, and how incredibly special! RIP Charles in your heavenly home & praying God strengthens all of you, family & friends, during this difficult time! ❤️🙏

  10. My deepest sympathy to all Charles family,didn’t really know him that well but was a friend of Marie and Shirley actually the whole Freeman family. My prayers are with you all at your loss .

  11. Have many fond memories of Charles driving the bread truck and fishing.
    Great guy and always had a kind word to say about someone.
    Loved his sense of humor too.
    Our deepest sympathy to his whole family and may God bless Charles and each one of his family!


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