Directory of Square Dance Clubs in Missouri

St. Louis Metro


St. Louis Metro Clubs






Location Directories

Cllub Locator

St. Louis Rounds

Recruiting Manuals

InterNet Communication Network


Missouri Festival

Raiding & Retrieving Rules







Missouri Federation Scholarship


Club Updates

Missouri Federation


Site Map


Return To Previous Page

Printable Copy

Updated 5/7/22

Charles L. 'Ozzie' Pearl
January 16, 1947 ~ April 9, 2022

Charles L. "Ozzie" Pearl, 75, of Weldon passed away at 6:02 PM Saturday (April 9, 2022) at Manor Court, Clinton, Illinois.

Private graveside services will be held on Friday, April 15, at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, with Pastor Doug Lowery officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Carle Auxiliary Guest House, Carle Center for Philanthropy, 611 W. Park St., Urbana, Illinois 61801, or Weldon United Methodist Church, Weldon.

Ozzie was born January 16, 1947, in Monticello, the son of Jack C. and Helen M. (Cobb) Pearl. He married Linda (Humphrey) Peterson in December 1980. He and Linda were married for 41 years. Prior to farming with Linda for 41 years, he farmed alongside his dad.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Pearl of Weldon; sons, Jay (Sarah) Peterson of Clinton and Jim (Karen) Peterson of Mt. Dora, Fla.; grandsons, Dustin (Jessica) Peterson and Dexter (Megan) Peterson; granddaughters, Emily Peterson and Lindsey Peterson; great-grandchildren, Julian Peterson, Vivian Peterson, Aubrey Peterson and Ava Peterson; aunt, Sharon Pearl; cousins, Scott Pearl, Dan Pearl, Pat Pearl and Russ Pearl, and the late Jeff Pearl; and close cousin, Debbie (Mark) Haas, and their children, Blake and Lizabeth. Special friends Dick Helton and Terry Lubbers also survive.

Ozzie graduated from DeLand-Weldon High School and attended Commercial Business College in Urbana. He worked in the Weldon post office and served in the Army in Vietnam for one year. Ozzie sold insurance with Clodfelder Agency in Mahomet.

Ozzie loved square-dance calling and entertaining various groups and nursing homes for 51 years. He was inducted into the Illinois Square Dance Hall of Fame, which he was very proud of. He also had a square-dance radio program on WHOW.