Mearl K. McDougal

February 15, 2017

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Mearl K. McDougal, age 69, resident of Galion, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 19, 1947 in Shelby, Ohio to Kenneth M. and Dorothy (Dininger) McDougal. Mearl is a 1966 graduate of Plymouth High School and had received an associate’s degree from Bowling Green State University. He went on to serve in the United States Army during Vietnam. He had worked as a line operator for 47 years at PPG in Crestline, retiring in November of 2014. Mearl was a member of the New Washington American Legion and had enjoyed being surrounded by family camping, fishing, traveling and sporting events. His greatest love was spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife, Marilee G. (Hollingsworth) McDougal, whom he spent 31 years together and were married on October 4, 2008; 7 children, Scott (Missy) McDougal of New Washington, OH, Keith (Jamie) McDougal of Basalt, CO, Todd McDougal (Karen King) of New Washington, OH, William Payne of Galion, OH, Kimberly Ark of Lewis Center, OH, Jennifer (Sean) Seaton of Galion, OH, Josh (Tracy) Rettig of Galion, OH; 11 grandchildren, William Payne, Lindsey Ark, Kirstyn Ark, Alexis Ark, Tyler Chartier, Silus Rettig, Arowen Rettig, Aiden McDougal, Mia McDougal, Mara McDougal, Maren McDougal; a great grandson, Brennan Payne; his mother, Dorothy McDougal; a brother, Milton (Paula) McDougal of Crestline, OH, 2 sisters, Marjory (Russ) Allen of Attica, OH, and Marsha (Danny) Conley of Tiro, OH.
Mearl is preceded in death by his father and a brother, Miles McDougal.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M., where military services will be at 4:00 P.M. presented by the New Washington American Legion Honor Guard. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight Columbus at Online condolences may be shared to the family by visiting


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Terri I Bruce - Mar 18, 2017

we are so sorry and our prayers are with u all uncle don and lisa adkins and me and jessesr and bella and lucas and jessejr and my husband bob fulton prayer are with u all

Vickie Roe - Feb 27, 2017

Todd, Karen, and the McDougal family,
I am sorry to hear of your father’s passing Todd, especially so unexpectedly. My sincere sympathies. I’m sure your dad has rubbed off on you with your fun personality. Keep the memories close to your heart, and continue to live life to the fullest. That’s joy for our parents. Sending prayers.

Kenny Edgeson - Feb 20, 2017

Sorry to hear about this. I met Merle a couple of times in the past. The McDougal family use to be our neighbors back in the 70’s when they lived next door to us on Fenner Rd. Miles was one of my best friends growing up (he was one of a kind!!!!)I remember your mom and dad and Milton and the Margie and Marsha. I spoke to Merle at the funeral home a few years back. I still remember that Ford Galaxie he use to have. Again my heart goes out to the entire family and may God watch over all of you.

Gail Clady - Feb 18, 2017

Marilee, Scott, Keith, Todd and family,
Dan and I would like to send our deepest sympathies to all of you. Merl was one of the kindest,most generous men you could know. Always ready to give a helping hand to anyone that needed it. He will be missed by all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dan aND Gail Clady

Janet (Marquart) Lasten - Feb 18, 2017

Scott, Keith & Todd and families — I am sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Eric Guttenberg - Feb 17, 2017

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. All the best, Eric

Brenda Laser - Feb 17, 2017

Todd, so sorry to hear this. Prayers for you and your family!

Aaron Frazee - Feb 16, 2017

Scott, Keith, and Todd:
I always loved being around your dad and hearing that laugh that could only belong to Merle. He was so much fun to be around growing up. I know that you guys meant the world to him and how proud he was of his boys. Please know that you guys and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers these next few days.



Nancy Willford Giesige - Feb 16, 2017

My sincere sympathy. I knew Mearl from high school. He was a great guy. I’m so sorry for your loss.