Janet Helen McDougal, 78, Manitowoc, died Sunday morning, April 25, 2021 at Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers. The second of 8 children was born on August 13, 1942 to Cyril and Helen (Strupeck) Bayard. As a young girl, Janet could often be found after school working the front counter at the family owned Gillett Sanitary Bakery and was a cheerleader at Gillett High School. On July 16, 1960 she married John McDougal of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin. John and Janet were happily married 36 years before John’s death in 1997.
Janet and John shared a strong Catholic faith. Janet was active in bible study and many friendships were made around church activities and their support of Marriage Encounter. Janet loved being a mother and grandmother and spent her life dedicated to her family. She was a talented seamstress and helped to make numerous bridesmaids dresses and Halloween costumes. She enjoyed working on crafts, playing card games and Yahtzee, but most of all spending time with family and friends.
Janet was truly one of those rare gentle souls and exhibited so much kindness that you couldn’t help but to fall in love with her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Janet is survived by her six children, Brian (Jane) McDougal, Laurie Stewart, Mark McDougal, Greg (Lisa) McDougal, Kim (Randy) Waterman and David (Effie Siomos) McDougal; 12 grandchildren Brandyn (fiance Alicia Adelman) and Brittney Armentrout, Ashley Gauthier, Austin and Tyler McDougal, Tim and Allison (fiance Riley Neuser) McDougal, Jacob (Jenna) Waterman, Garret (Stephanie) Waterman, Amber (boyfriend Ryan Kimler) Waterman, Persephone and Ares McDougal; five great grandchildren; seven siblings, Ralph (Donna) Bayard, Sharon (Al) Fehrmann, Jean (Bob) Krause, Dennis (Dorothy) Bayard, Nancy (Vern deceased) Romsos, Mary (Jeff) Roloff and Steve (Ann) Bayard, many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 10-11:15 am Friday, April 30, 2021 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls. A funeral procession will then travel to St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Oconto Falls for an 11:30am graveside service with Deacon Peter Gard officiating.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S 76th Street #160 Milwaukee, WI 53214; to donate by phone: 1-800-272-3900 or online at: