Karen Mae McDougal of Antigo passed away peacefully Sunday September 24, 2017 at Care Partners of Antigo under the care of LeRoyer Hospice. She was 78 years old.
Karen was born June 12, 1939 in Mattoon, a daughter of the late Harold and Verna (Quick) Moss. She married Mannus B. McDougal on November 2, 1957 in Antigo. Mannus preceded her in death on December 31, 2008.
Mrs. McDougal attended school in Antigo, graduating with the class of 1957.
Karen and Mannus farmed in the Neva area, growing certified seed potatoes and raising beef cattle.
Karen was an active member in the Deerbrook Women’s Club and the Deerbrook Bridge Runners snowmobile club. She was also a member of the Faith United Church of Christ in Antigo a majority of her life. Karen was very supportive and involved in her children’s activities including sports, church, 4-H, and PTA. Karen was also very compassionate and helpful regarding the care and well-being of elderly relatives, friends and neighbors.
Karen enjoyed collecting antiques, reading romance novels, playing cards, watching the Hallmark channel and visiting with friends and family.
Survivors include two sons, Mike (Regina) McDougal of Deerbrook and Mark (Linda) McDougal of Bryant; a daughter, Melinda (Michael) Whitt of Neva, as well as three grandchildren, Amber, Adam and Wesley McDougal.
Additional survivors include two sisters, LuAnn McGhee and Mary Beth Skidmore; four sisters-in-law, Patsy Rettinger, Shirley McDougal, Beth Moss and Mickey McDougal, and special friend/long time penpal, Moya Nicholson from Peacehaven, United Kingdom; as well as multiple nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to her parents, and her husband, Karen was preceded in death by a sister, Doretta; two brothers Tommy and Donald; four brothers-in-law, Hubert McDougal, Norman Rettinger, Jack McDougal, and Norvie McGhee, Jr.; as well as sister-in-law/brother-in-law Dick and Nancy Goodman.
Funeral services will be held on Monday October 2, 2017, 11 a.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. Marvin Kindle officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will take place at the Neva Bohemian National Cemetery. A celebration of life for both Karen and Mannus will follow at Quinn’s Bar in Neva.
Bradley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be directed to www.bradleyfh.com .
Karen’s children would like to thank the support of fellow family members, friends, employers and coworkers; Antigo Meals on Wheels (who made Karen feel ‘special’), and her neighbors at her apartment complex, specifically JoAnn and Turtle. They also appreciate the care given by Care Partners, LeRoyer Hospice and Dr. Patrick McKenna.