Lauren Elizabeth McDougall, 23
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Monticello and St. Cloud
May 14, 1989-January 2, 2013
Lauren Elizabeth McDougall, age 23 of Monticello and St. Cloud, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Visitation will be Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 2 PM to 5 PM at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello. The funeral service will be at 5 PM Saturday at the chapel. There will be a private interment. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.
Lauren was born on May 14, 1989 in Minneapolis, MN to Tim and Susie (Pegelow) McDougall. She was just getting started in her career as an elementary teacher, working with a 4th Grade class in St. Cloud that she immediately fell in love with. Her passion for teaching started while attending Monticello High School, culminating with a degree from St. Cloud State, graduating Summa Cume Laude in 2011. During those years, she never considered changing her major.
She is survived by her parents, Tim and Susie; younger brother Ryan; and immediate family including her grandmother, Linnea McDougall; aunts and uncles Jim Pegelow, Sally Blair (Steve), Andy Pegelow (Linda), Jane Schwarz (David), Maureen Pearson (Marston), Scott McDougall, Mike McDougall (Marion), Colleen Schamber, Angela Wibbens (Scott); and cousins Sarah Schreifels (Jason), Kelly Dima (Catalin), Phillip Pearson (Kimmie), Karly Schamber, Kasey Wibbens, Nick Pegelow, AJ Pegelow, Krissy Schamber, Kimmie Schamber, and Kassidy Schamber; and many close family friends to numerous to mention. Lauren is in a better place with her maker and her grandparents Marion Roff, Chuck Pegelow, Mike McDougall; and cousin Michael Blair.
It is her parents wish that Lauren's family and friends take the time to not mourn, but to celebrate her short 23 years of a wonderful and fulfilling life.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 4, 2013