Richard J. McDonough Jr.
1937 - 2020
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Richard J.

McDonough, Jr.

Jan. 5, 1937 - Nov. 15, 2020


Richard J. McDonough, Jr., 83, of Mishawaka, died Sunday, November 15, 2020. He was born in South Bend on January 5, 1937, the son of (the late) Richard J. and Cecelia (Tierney) McDonough. Dick graduated from Adams High School with the Class of ‘55 and was a Veteran who served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-59. On July 21, 1981, he married Mary K. (Gamble) McDonough in Granger; she survives after 39 years of marriage. Dick retired from AM General after 30 years with the company. He was a member of Mishawaka Grace Brethren Church; he was active in his church and regularly volunteered, assisting in keeping the church clean & neat. He was an avid football fan, especially Notre dame football, and enjoyed reading, mowing & working in his yard, and listening to country music. Dick is survived by his wife, Mary McDonough and their son, Jeffrey “Mac” (Jennifer) McDonough of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Cadence & Jacelyn McDonough and Morgan, Olivia & Evan Schultz, all of Fort Wayne; and his sister, Barbara (Jim) Wynne of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bette Shafer. A private Committal Service for immediate family will be held at 1:00 Friday, November 20, 2020 in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 10865 Jefferson Rd., Osceola, with Military Honors. Arrangements through Palmer Funeral Home-Bubb Chapel, 3910 N. Main St., Mishawaka. The family's preferred memorial is Mishawaka Grace Brethren Church, 1715 E. Day Rd., Mishawaka, IN, 46545. To share a remembrance of Dick or to offer condolences to his family, please visit

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Nov. 18, 2020.
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November 18, 2020
Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. It is always such a blessing to have a soul mate but Oh, how they are missed when the Lord takes them home. I understand this is such a ‘bittersweet’ time but i know you’ll find peace in the Lord.
Love, Glenda Erskin
Glenda Erskin
November 18, 2020
Since I live in Texas I didn't get to see Dick that often, but I do know he was a good man and a loving man. My love to Mary, Jeff and all the family.
Love, Nancy
Nancy Watler
November 18, 2020
Barb and family, prayers to get you all through these times. He was nine years older than Barb and I but grew up across the street from us.
Jim & Peggy Wood, Bonita Springs Fl.
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