Robert A. Dougherty

Jan. 21, 1930 – March 31, 2010

Robert A. Dougherty of Milwaukee, formerly of Waukesha, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Care-Age of Brookfield at the age of 80. He was born Jan. 21, 1930, in Milwaukee, the son of Albert and Julia (nee Bankit) Dougherty.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On Oct. 16, 1954, he married the former Barbara Krausslach, who preceded him in death May 26, 2000. He was a very active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waukesha, where he served on the parish council and traveled with youth groups. He also volunteered for many blood drives and area hospice organizations. While living in Waukesha, he served as county supervisor and alderman, and was involved in various other civic activities. He was a member of the American Legion Post 427. During retirement, he began writing children’s books with hopes of having them published in the future.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Brian (Patti) Dougherty of Mattoon, Ill., Kevin Dougherty of Pontiac, Mich., Maureen (Rod) Goldberg of Cincinnati, Michael (Angela) Dougherty of Westmont, Ill., Steven Dougherty of Wauwatosa, Kerry (Michael) Schemmel of Milwaukee, Timothy (Pam) Dougherty of Coloma, Mich., and Christopher Dougherty of Bay View; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one on the way. He is further survived by his sister, Kathleen Bugnacki of South Milwaukee; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; brothers, Richard and William; and brother-inlaw, Norbert Bugnacki.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 8 p.m. vigil service Monday, April 5, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue Tuesday, April 6, with prayers at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m., followed by a procession to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, for the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin, 16655 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 240, Brookfield, WI 53005, or Allay Home and Hospice, 260 Regency Court, Brookfield, WI 53045.

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