Edward Earl McDougall Death, cause of death – Obituary: Edward E. (Mac) McDougall, 81, of Petersburg, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Monday, December 27 at 7:55 a.m. He was born January 19, 1940 to Lee Earl and Florence (Keen) McDougall in Menard County.
He graduated Petersburg Harris High School in 1958. He served in the United States Army and after returning to Petersburg, worked as a meat cutter before attending the Illinois State Police Academy. The highlight of his career was the opportunity to serve as a personal bodyguard for then Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan on a campaign visit to Springfield. He served with the ISP for 25 years until retirement. He later worked part-time for the Petersburg Police Department, the Menard County Sheriff, and finished his public service career as security for the Menard County Courthouse.
He married the love of his life, Jo Anne Bell, on October 8, 1959 in Petersburg and she survives. They enjoyed a long and wonderful life together and particularly relished their many excursions to Branson, Missouri. He also enjoyed classic cars, his daily walks, and Dolly Parton.
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