Lois J. Dougherty
March 10, 1932 — Sept. 18 2017

With grace and quiet elegance, reflecting the way she lived, Lois Jean Dougherty was delivered from the bonds of this world and joined her beloved husband in the presence of God.

She was born to life March 10,1932, in Peru, Ill., where she became known as “Dolly.” She was born to eternal life Sept. 18, 2017, at her home in Menomonee Falls, enveloped in the love of her family. A kind, gentle, compassionate lady, she generally maintained her joyful, caring disposition and sense of humor despite a household that included eight kids, a dog and her aging father.

Even in her failing health, she found the means to laugh.

Living by an implicit motto of faith, family and community, she showered her selfless love on others.

A devout Catholic, she supported both Good Shepherd and St. Mary parishes in Menomonee Falls. A skilled quilter and antiques collector, she enjoyed sharing her interests with friends.

She was an active volunteer and leader in the Menomonee Falls Historical Society, as well as the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the CMH Foundation’s annual Spring Splendor fundraising dinner, the Cheery Cherry Fall Fair, Tri-County YMCA of Menomonee Falls, Marquette High Mothers Guild, and St. Ben’s Meal Program.

She and her husband were recipients of numerous community awards and honors.

She was the loving wife of 60 years to the late Philip J. Dougherty, M.D. She was the mother of Mary Claire (Mike Glickenhaus), Colleen (Steve “Marty”

Marcus), Kathy (Ken) Klein, Phil (Teri Smith), Dan (Tracy McMahon), Kerry (Bill) Sinsky, Patrice (Jim) Farrell and Mike (Michele Fluhler).

She was the joyful Granny of Colleen (Drew) Davey, Corey Klein and Kerstin (Michael) Esser; Fr.Matthew Dougherty, O. Praem.; Patrick (Elizabeth), Philip III, and Mary Kate Dougherty; Sean (Sarah), Will (Katie), Sarah, Murphy, Mac and Owen Sinsky; Carly and Kelly Farrell; Shane, Dowan, Logan, Finian, Aidan and Brodie Dougherty. She was the great-grandma of Mackenzie and Benjamin (Patrick and Elizabeth) Dougherty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vince and Francie (nee Krolak) Stachowiak, and her sister, Florence Stachowiak.

Visitation will be held Sept. 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Good Shepherd Catholic Church N88W17658 Christman Road, Menomonee Falls, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation, Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass Service or St. Ben’s Community Meal Program Schmidt & Bartelt A.A.

Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Menomonee Falls, is serving the family. For more information, call 262-2513630 or visit