Passing of Charles “Chuck” Pearson

It is with great sadness, that the EYC announces the passing of long time member Charles “Chuck” Pearson.  Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.

He passed away peacefully at the age of 87 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, surrounded by the love of his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of almost 56 years, Ellie, son Scott (Duska), daughter Andrea (Matt), and grandchildren Annika, Gretchen, Ingrid, Tyler, and Lauren. He was a man of great faith, fiercely independent, always finding the positive in any situation, who fought hard to the very end.

He grew up in Maywood, IL, but his real home was Ephraim, Door County, Wisconsin. During World War II, his family brought him to Ephraim because “there is no safer place to be during a war.” He enjoyed countless summers in Ephraim, rabble-rousing with Eddie Valentine. While working as a dishwasher at the Anderson Hotel, they ferried a piano to Horseshoe Island, and gathered up all the waitresses in town for what must have been an epic party.  Chuck was happiest aboard a boat, often braving the worst seas to cross Lake Michigan every summer, or cruising around the Gulf of Mexico in Naples, FL in the winter months.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Ephraim Moravian Church, 9970 Moravia St, Ephraim WI, on Monday, February 19, 2024.  A reception will be held at Alexanders from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. immediately following the service.  Chuck will be laid to rest in the Moravian Cemetery in his beloved Ephraim. A celebration of life will follow this summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Chuck’s memory can be made to Kathy’s House in Milwaukee, who provided him with caring support during treatment, or the Door County Medical Center, who provided compassionate care in the final days of his life.

A link to Chuck’s full obituary can be found here:  Charles “Chuck” Pearson