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Services Friday for Doris Marie Dougherty

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Doris Marie (Johnson) Dougherty, age 85 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on March 18, 2019 in Chesterton.

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 Francisco, CA.

She is also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Johnson and by her sister, Gloria Hughart.

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.

Funeral Services 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.

Memorial donations may be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or to Heart to Heart Hospice, 620 W Edison Rd., Ste. 122, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

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Posted 3/19/2019




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