Kenneth C. ‘Ken’ Doughty
July 17, 1944 – Nov. 17, 2013
C. “Ken” Doughty of Waukesha passed away after a three-year battle with
leukemia Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, peacefully with his family by his side
at the age of 69. He was born July 17, 1944, in Milwaukee, the son of
Carl and Ruby Doughty.
Ken married the love of his life, Lorraine (nee Kusch), on Oct. 31,
1964. He was a longtime truck driver working for General Cartage and
later The Fleming Company. He was a proud member of Teamsters Local 200.
Ken enjoyed fishing, bowling, golf, wood working and watching NASCAR. He
was an old car enthusiast and would travel in the summers to “The
Fishing House” up north. Most of all, Ken loved being with his family.
Ken will be lovingly missed by his wife, Lorraine, of 49 years; his
father, Carl Doughty; his daughters, Linda Gironimi- Johnson, Lynnette
(James) Mollet and Laura (Brian) Ahtonen; and his grandchildren, Haley,
Celia, Jensen, Jadyn, Callen and baby Ahtonen (due April 2014). He is
further survived by his siblings, Dennis (Judy) Doughty, Melody
(Gregory) Bannach and Sherilynne (Jon) Giuliani, and many nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ken was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby, and his in-laws, James
and Marion Kusch.
The visitation for Ken will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m.
memorial service, with a celebration of life luncheon to follow
Saturday, Nov. 23, at Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ,
413 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. James Gorman will be
officiating. The burial will take place privately at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ken’s name would be appreciated to the
Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ (please see address
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning
Services is serving the family. For further information, please call
542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a
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