Charles Perault, age 80, of rural Midland, died Thursday, March 15, 2007, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 20, at the Belvidere Community Church in Belvidere, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.
Music was provided by Syd Iwan, pianist, and musicians Boyd Porch, Carl Bauman and John Kaiser. Ushers were Tom DeVries and Chuck Willard. Pallbearers were Jim Willert, Keith Bonenberger, Ted Vobr, Doug Hofer, Mike Struble and Baxter Badure.
Interment was in the Kadoka Cemetery.
Charles Perault was born February 11, 1927, northwest of Kadoka, the son of Bert and Clarice (DeWeert) Perault. He moved with his family south of Kadoka, then to Conata. He attended elementary school in Conata, and then in 1942, moved to a ranch south of Stamford. He then attended Kadoka High School, graduating in 1944. After graduation, he returned to the ranch.
Charles was united in marriage to Edith (Bennett) Headlee on April 30, 1975, at Kadoka. Together they resided at the ranch until the time of his death.
Charles liked to travel, hunt, and trap shoot. He won the State Champion Trap Shoot in 1963. Charles enjoyed everything associated with the ranch way of life, as well as his melon patch and apple trees.
Grateful for having shared his life include his wife, Edith, of Midland; four step-children, Dennis Headlee and his wife, Melody, of Des Moines, IA, Vicki Wilson and her husband, Stu, of Kadoka, Bill Headlee and his wife, Norma, of Kadoka and Mary Knight of North Little Rock, AR; a brother, Donald "Bud" Perault and his wife, Valene, of Belvidere; one sister, Donna Compton and her husband, Oscar, of Vancouver, WA; two nephews, Mike Perault and his wife, Marlene, of Belvidere and Mitch Compton of Scottsdale, AZ; niece, Dawn Amstutz and her husband, Tim, of St. Paul, MN; his great-nieces, a great-nephew, and a great-great-nephew. Charles also had 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren who loved "Grandpa Charles".
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Clarice (DeWeert) Perault.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.