Weston C. Nehring, 86, of Paynesville, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at his home in Paynesville. His funeral service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Paynesville Lutheran Church in Paynesville. Burial will be at the Paynesville Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday from 5-8:00 pm at Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville and continue one hour prior to the service at the church. www.hahf.org Weston Craig Nehring was born on August 1, 1932, in Paynesville, MN, the son of Millard “MJ” and Ruby (Johnson) Nehring. He grew up in Paynesville where he attended school graduating from Paynesville High School with the Class of 1950. On December 9, 1952, Wes was drafted into the United States Army. He served his country during the Korean War earning his honorable discharge on October 27, 1954. After the war Wes returned home and began working with his father at the Nehring Locker. On August 6, 1955, Wes was united in marriage to Lois Nelson at Bethany Lutheran Church near Shelly, MN. This union was blessed with a son and a daughter. The family made their home in Paynesville where Wes worked with his father at the locker. In 1961 MJ died and Wes and Lois bought the locker plant and ran it. He owned and operated the locker for 29 years before his retirement. After his retirement Wes began working at Koronis Hills Golf Course with the grounds crew. The golf course was a passion of his. He began golfing there when he was seven years old and had been a member longer than anyone at 79 years. Wes was a member of the Paynesville American Legion where he was a past commander, member of the honor guard, and he began decorating graves with them when he was a child. Wes was also a member and past Master of the Paynesville Masonic Lodge before it closed, current member of the Litchfield Masonic Lodge, was a member of Zuhrah Shrine, member and past president of the Minnesota Association of Meat Processors, served on the Paynesville Cemetery Board of Directors for over 30 years, volunteered at the Paynesville Historical Society, installed Lifeline and Medical Alert Systems in area homes for many years, and a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church. Wes loved local sports and was very proud to be honored as the 2016 Paynesville High School Fan of the Year. Wes volunteered much of his free time but also loved spending time with family at the lake. His favorite pastime was teasing his nephews, nieces, and grandchildren. Weston C. Nehring died on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at his home with his beloved wife of 63 years by his side. He is survived by his wife, Lois; children, Lori (Daniel) Kvalheim of SunPrairie, WI, and Michael (Mary) Nehring of Paynesville; grandchildren: James (Stephanie) Kvalheim, Michael (Jenna) Kvalheim, Kristen Kvalheim, and Kelsey Nehring; step grandson, Alex Erickson; great-grandchildren; Claire, Jack, Aaron, and Caleb Kvalheim; sister Elizabeth (William) Schwarze of Lester Prairie, and many nieces and nephews. Wes was preceded in death by his parents; infant son; brother, Norval, and sister, Frances.