In Memory

Wilbur McDougal - Class Of 1943

Wilbur McDougal


Wilbur “Mac” McDougal

March 25, 1925 - Dec. 6, 2015

SOUTH BEND - Wilbur “Mac” McDougal, 90, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Sunday, December 6, 2015, at Creekside Village, Mishawaka, IN. He was born on March 25, 1925, in South Bend, IN, to the late Benjamin and Ida (Graham) McDougal. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rudolph McDougal and Benjamin McDougal. On June 17, 1972, in South Bend, IN, he married the former Mary E. Curley.

Mac is survived by his wife, Mary E. McDougal; his children, Wilbur (Barbara) McDougal of Forestville, MD, Linda McDougal of South Bend, IN, Rhonda (Anthony) Thompson of Ypsilanti, MI, and John Benjamin McDougal of South Bend, IN; one grandson, Gregory McDougal; brother-in-law, Michael (Vicki) Curley of Lansing, MI; and a host of other relatives and close friends.

Mac was a lifelong resident of South Bend and graduated from Central High School. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy from 1943-1946 and returned to South Bend and worked at Studebaker. He was known as “Mr. McDougal” working at Linden School as a Custodian and retired in 1987 as an engineer at Madison School for the South Bend Community School Corporation with over twenty-five years of service. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. Mac was an avid Notre Dame fan. He enjoyed spending summer vacations with family and friends at Lake Michigan. Mac had an exuberant personality that drew many friends to love and respect him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2015, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1501 W. Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46628. Graveside services and burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services at church. Palmer Funeral Home-West Chapel, South Bend, is assisting the family.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Memorial Home Care for all their care and support.

Contributions in memory of Wilbur McDougal may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice . Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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