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Welcome to the memorial page for

James Earl Nehring

June 14, 1949 ~ December 3, 2017 (age 68)

James Earl Nehring, 68, of Alpena passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

James was born June 14, 1949, in Alpena to the late Wesley and Elva (Dean) Nehring. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  James was an avid outdoorsman, who loved spending weekends at his favorite hunting camp in northern Minnesota or spending a quiet afternoon fishing at his favorite local lake.  One of James’ greatest joys in life was bringing a little wonder and magic into children’s lives, by playing Santa Claus during the holiday season.

Surviving are his three children, Diana Johnson, James Nehring, Kate (Robert) Dare; 3 grandchildren, Grace, David, Katie Beth; brother, Billy Nehring; girlfriend, Mary Ann Van Sipe; many cherished nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Mr. Nehring was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Lee Nehring.

Memorial visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 10 a.m. until time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. with Sr. Mary Hughes officiating.

Inurnment: Evergreen Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in James’ name to Gift of Life Michigan at http://giftoflifefoundationmi.org/to-contribute


Charitable donations may be made to:

Gift of Life
3861 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48108
Tel: 1-866-500-5801
Web: https://www.giftoflifemichigan.org/



 Service Information

Memorial Visitation
Saturday
June 30, 2018

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Memorial Service
Saturday
June 30, 2018

11:00 AM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707