TURNER-Charles D. Shanefelter, Jr. 81, a trapper, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Peace Hospice in Great Falls.

    Per his request, there will be no services. Cremation has taken place at the Hi-Line Crematory in Malta. Condolences for his family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

    Charlie is survived by his wife, Sally Shanefelter; step-son, William Robbins and step-daughter Carla Robbins; and his dog, Susie.

Guest book

From: Jim & Fran Buell

Charlie ill surely be missed by all who knew him. Our sincerest condolences to Sally & Family.

The MTA will have a hollow spot in its ranks that will be a long time in healing.

From: Jennifer Hadley

My sincerest thoughts and prayers to the family-
Although I did not know him personally, I loved seeing Charlie on the tv show. He was my favorite. He always had a little smile and just made me feel good. He was a wealth of knowledge and I am so glad that all who watched him could learn and grow from his lessons.

From: Kirk and Pam Knudsen

Our hearts were deeply saddened to get the news so great a man has passed. Charlie truly loved his craft and his generous nature touched the lives of more than can be known. We hope you find comfort in these words and soon find peace in your hearts.
- Kirk and Pam Knudsen

From: Charles D. Shanefelter, III

To my Dad,

The best Father ever. Thank you for your guidance, the life lessons you taught me and being there for me when I was growing up. I remember the times when you were exhausted and I asked you to go fox calling at midnight. You would say God Buck, I am beat, where do you get that energy? But, you would always take me. Now, when my son Buckaroo (Charles IV) ask me to do something and I don’t have the energy to scratch my nose. I think back to those times and dig deep down and find the energy. You are the Father that every boy should have. You made me laugh, believe in myself and to never stop fighting no matter the odds. I miss you, I miss Grandpa, Grandma and the life we had on the Farm…

From: Ronda Cordell

Today "Trapper Charlie" was on my mind so I dug out the slip of paper he gave me the last trip he made to the Camp Crook, SD area with his name, address and phone number. He always came by when he hit this area. Not hearing from him for quite sometime, I Googled and found out of his passing January 2018. So sorry to see he won't be coming by anymore. There's many stories to be told, but the most interesting was his and Sally's stopping to ask what to do about poison ivy; then the recall of their trip home!

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