In Memory Of
Marcel "Mac" Comte, Jr.


West Parris Pedigo
Full Name:
Marcel "Mac" A. Comte, Jr.

Date of Birth:
April 23, 1938

Date of Death:
March 26, 2017

March 31, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM - West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home
April 1, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - St. Jude Catholic Church, Spencer, Indiana

Service Information:
April 1, 2017 - 11:00 AM - St. Jude Catholic Church, Spencer, Indiana

Marcel “Mac” A. Comte, Jr., 78, of Freedom, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at IU Health Hospital in Bloomington.  He was born April 23, 1938 in Evanston, IL to Marcel and Ellen (Wolf) Comte, Sr.  He was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University.  He served in the United States Army Reserves.  Mac started working as a car hop for the Original Steak N Shake in Normal, IL.  He then worked with his father, founder of Mr. Quick, small restaurant chain. He then worked for Burger Chef Systems where he met his wife.  In 1984 he became Owner/ Operator of McDonalds Spencer and Sullivan.  He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Spencer.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, being outdoors, spending time with his dog, Dandy, and taking Gator rides with his grandchildren.

Mac is survived by his wife of 49 years, Victoria (Ragsdale) Comte, children, Amy Wilcox (Doug) of Huntington, Matthew Comte (Cory) of Spencer, Mark Comte (Aimee) of Reno, NV, Annette Dials (Jeremy) of Cherry Hill, NJ, a sister, Sue Barkmeier of Heyworth, IL, a sister-in-law, Gloria Lloyd of Greenwood, grandchildren, Audrey and Carter Wilcox, Hannah, Holly, and Nicholas Comte, Isabel and Lane Victoria Comte, Hudson, Madeline, Grant Marcel, and Elizabeth Dials, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Barbara Fleeson and Pamela Comte, and a brother Timothy Comte.

Funeral mass will be held 11am, Saturday, April 1, 2017 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Spencer.  Father Daniel Mahan will officiate.  Entombment will follow at Chambersville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8pm, (Rosary 7:30 P.M.), Friday, March 31 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer, and from 10am until the time of the service Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be made at
From: Jana SoudersMar 27 2017 1:01PM
Matthew I am so sorry for your loss Mac was a great man!!! Rest in Peace Mac ??????
From: Shelly WilliamsMar 27 2017 4:28PM
To my Comte family of many yrs, due to knowing you through McDonald's.
I'm truly sry for your loss. And I pray God gives each of you the peace and comfort you all need in the days to come. Sincerely, Shelly Williams
From: Mary (Morian) SadlerMar 27 2017 6:10PM
Prayers for your family. God bless you all. Mary
From: Lilly BryantMar 27 2017 7:22PM
I am so sorry Matt for your loss.My prayers are with you and your family.
From: Hutton FamilyMar 27 2017 8:26PM
Sending deepest sympathies. Much love to you all.
From: Mary CrohnMar 28 2017 8:45AM
Vicki and family...
You have my heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. HUGS
From: Pam FisherMar 28 2017 9:25AM
Mac was a wonderfully kind, sharing teacher. I miss the smile in his voice and his hand written notes. I am so grateful for the time I had working for him. My ptayers for the family, I hope you find comfort the countless fond memories of Mac. I'm sure right now he is negotiating a donut machine in heaven!
Deepest sympathy,
Pam Fisher
From: Marcel A ComteMar 28 2017 1:35PM
Oh Vicky, I am so sorry for your loss.  So hard to believe  Wish I could be there for you, but I'm not coming home until mid April. Mac was such a wonderful, gentle soul.  He will be missed by all who knew him.
From: Roland LongMar 28 2017 2:55PM
My condolences to the Comte Family! I know that he will be missed due to the impact that he had in all of our lives. I was fortunate to having hired Mac as an Operations trainee decades ago and also approving his purchase of the Spenser McDonald's. His observations on business and life impacted all of us! I am very glad to have known Mac and been involved with him over all of these years! I will always fondly remember Mac!
From: Jane and Jim HeckmanMar 28 2017 3:54PM
So sorry for your loss.  Your family will be in our prayers...
From: Perry KrauseMar 29 2017 4:13PM
So sorry for your loss.  He was an terrific leader and a great friend.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you guys.
From: Wil and Terri JohnstonMar 30 2017 11:14AM
We are deeply saddened by the news of Mac's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Wil and Terri Johnston
From: Larry Johnson/Nancy MillerMar 30 2017 10:34PM
Remembering Mac from our days at Trinity High School in Bloomington, IL - good times for sure!  Larry and Nancy - Class of '56
From: Paul and Susan Brown Mar 31 2017 10:01AM
We are so saddened by your loss. Mac will always be in our hearts. Find strength in the Lord.
From: Paula ZieglerMar 31 2017 3:21PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
From: Rodger GoodingMar 31 2017 3:37PM
So sorry for the Comte's loss. Mac and Vicki are not only great customers, but they have become such good friends to know over the years. Rest in peace friend. God Bless You.
From: Michael J. LarkinMar 31 2017 3:54PM
Mac was a classmate at Holy Trinity High in Bloomington, IL, class of '56.  We missed him at our recent reunion in 2016.  He was always fun to be around, I was also a carhop at S N' S Normal in 1964-5. My most sincere condolences to his family.
From: Lonnie and Lisa KnappMar 31 2017 7:49PM
We pray that you find comfort at this time in family, friends and fond memories.