A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 18, at Faith Lutheran Church in Rosholt, with the Rev. Michael Peuse officiating. Burial will be at Concordia Cemetery in Rosholt.
Visitation will be at the church from 11 a.m. Saturday until the service.
A memorial has been established in his name.
The Jungers-Holly Funeral Home of Amherst assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Doughty was born May 18, 1919, in the town of Carson in Portage County, near Milladore; a son of the late Frank and Millie (Hetze) Doughty. After moving to Stevens Point from their farm, he attended McKinley Grade School and Emerson High School. He played high school football and graduated in 1939.
After high school, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps. He then went to work for the Milwaukee Road in Morrisonville and Duplainville.
He was married to Ruby Shurley March 17, 1941, in Dubuque, Iowa. She died March 13, 1994.
They moved to Milwaukee and he worked for Cutler-Hammer and Milwaukee Road for a short time.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1944 and served during World War II.
He returned from the war to work for the Milwaukee Road Railroad until 1957, when he started his own business called Doughty’s Asphalt Spraying, a water-proofing business.
He and his wife moved to Rosholt in 1979 after his retirement.
Survivors include one son, Dennis (Judy), Tomahawk; two daughters, Melody (Gregory) Bannach, Bancroft, and Sherilynne (Jon) Giuliani, Whitefish Bay; one daughter-in-law, Lorraine Doughty, Waukesha; 11 grandchildren, including William Scarce, Stevens Point; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Kenneth; three brothers, Fred, Harold and Ben Doughty; three sisters, Mabel Hamilton, Charlotte Lepak and Viola Hopfensperger; and one great-grandson.