Obituary: Stuart G. MacDougall, 73, of Carr Settlement

November 22, 2019

Obituary: Stuart G. MacDougall, 73, of Carr Settlement

Stuart G. MacDougall, 73, of Carr Settlement died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 21, 2019.  Stuart was born on December 6, 1945 in Ludington, the son of Gordon and Anna (Zwiegle) MacDougall, graduated from Baldwin High School with the class of 1964, and served his country with the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict.  On June 6, 1970, he married Kathlene Johnson at Evergreen Chapel in Branch and they have celebrated 49 years by each other’s side.

Stuart worked as a Land Surveyor for over 30 years throughout the area, mostly for Wetherell Land Surveying in Baldwin and also for Duff Land Survey during the construction of the Consumer Power Pump Storage Facility in Ludington.  Stuart loved to hunt and fish, mostly for the camaraderie with his buddies, and was a sports lover.  As his health declined the past few years, he enjoyed following any sport that had a ball associated with it, especially if his grandchildren were involved.  Lately he very much enjoyed watching a good western movie from the comfort of his home.

Stuart was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved grandson Henry MacDougall, and his nephew Chris Zwiegle.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Kathlene; his sons Gordon MacDougall and fiancée Rebecca Lange of Ludington, Shawn MacDougall and wife Angie, and Scott MacDougall and wife Kyla all of Branch; his grandchildren Austin MacDougall, Makenzie MacDougall, Emma MacDougall, Reece Curtice, Ray Maycock, and Graham MacDougall; his brother-in-law Richard Johnson of Rialto, California; his sisters-in-law Shirley (Jerry) Chancellor of Fountain, Betty (Bill) Zwiegle of Branch, Teresa Gustafson of Sheridan, Wyo., and Pat (Mike) Kunciatis-Newman also of Branch; one niece; two nephews; his cat Hobbs; and many great friends, neighbors, and hunting buddies.

A Gathering of Friends to celebrate Stuart’s life will take place on Monday, November 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville.  Those who wish to remember Stuart with a memorial donation are asked to consider Hospice of Michigan or Stuart’s family to assist with expenses.

The MacDougall family would like to express their gratitude to all of the nurses and staff at Oakview Medical Care Facility, Medilodge of Ludington, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, The Carr Area Fire Department first responders and Hospice of Michigan, and a special thank you to Dr. Zane Knoer for all of their care and treatment of Stuart over the past several years.  Gordon, Shawn, Scott and their families would also like to express their appreciation for the example of unconditional love their mother Kathlene has shown with her countless hours of care and dedication to Stuart over many years – Thank you Mom!

Please visit Stuart’s memory page at to leave a tribute of Stuart for his family, or to light a candle in his memory.

Area Churches


Subscribe to MCP via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 22,356 other subscribers