(Johnson) Dougherty, age 85 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on March 18, 2019
She was born on
July 14, 1933, in Chesterton to Robert and Myrtle Johnson, both of whom
preceded her in death.
On June 25, 1955,
at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, she married George R. Dougherty, who preceded
her in death in 1997.
Doris is survived
by her loving children: Jeaneen Dougherty of Chesterton, Keith (Beth)
Dougherty of Valparaiso, and Kelly (Tim) Dougherty-Reed of Avon, IN; her
grandchildren: Rachel (John) Michalec of Valparaiso, Kelsey (Max) Heeps of
Los Angeles, CA, Joe (Jenna) Dougherty of Valparaiso, Nathan (Brittany) Reed
of San Francisco, CA, and Megan (Dan Snyder) Reed of Valparaiso; and by her
great-grandchildren, Dallas Michalec of Valparaiso and Remy Reed of San
She is also
preceded in death by her brother, Robert Johnson and by her sister, Gloria
Doris was a member
of Bethlehem Lutheran Church for many years. She loved being remembered as
“The Ben Franklin Lady.” She also worked at the Coke and Coffee Shop, Rax,
and she especially loved working at Antiques 101 and 102. She was also the
founding member of Ladybugs, a widow’s social group.
will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran
Church, 2050 W 1100 N, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Erik Grayvold
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will
receive friends on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S 2nd St., Chesterton, IN.
may be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or to Heart to Heart Hospice, 620
W Edison Rd., Ste. 122, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
Memories may be