Robert Mark “Bob” DoughertyRobert Mark “Bob” Dougherty, 93, of Superior, Wis., formerly of Duluth and St. Louis Park, Minn., died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior, of natural causes.
Robert Mark “Bob” Dougherty, 93, of Superior, Wis., formerly of Duluth and St. Louis Park, Minn., died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior, of natural causes.
He was born on a farm in Aitkin County on March 20, 1920.
Bob graduated from high school in 1938, before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in September 1941 and serving during World War II in the southwest Pacific, as a meteorologist. Following advanced training in 1943, he was assigned to a B-29 group in New Mexico until his discharge in December of 1945. On June 22, 1950, he married Fern Frantzick, his wife of 63 years. After high school, Bob studied at Duluth State Teachers College, received his Bachelor’s Degree from Winona State Teachers College and eventually received a Master’s Degree from the University of North Dakota in 1950.
Bob’s career included teaching high school in Chatfield and Buffalo Lake, as well as serving as a Principal in school districts in Decorah, Iowa, Brainerd and St. Louis Park Minn. He retired from St. Louis Park in 1984, moving to Duluth in 2000, in order to be near his grandchildren and to the Lighthouse Assisted Living in Superior in 2010.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Fern; his daughters, Dawn (Greg) Vergamini and Kay (David) Winek, both of Superior; three grandchildren, Lindi Vergamini (Eric Flemmen) of De Pere, Wis., Carli Vergamini (Ross Dudzik) of Superior, Mark (Abby) Winek of Washington, DC; and one great-granddaughter, Lilee Flemmen, of De Pere, Wis.
The family would like to especially that Essentia Health Hospice Care, the nursing staff and chaplaincy staff at St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior, and the staff of the Lighthouse of Superior for their assistance and support.
VISITATION: 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Thursday Oct. 3, in Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Ave., Duluth, with Pastor Mark Kelly of First Covenant Church of Duluth officiating. If friends or family wish to send memorials, in lieu of flowers, they are requested to make a contribution to Essentia Health Cancer and Hospice Services (400 East 3rd Street, Duluth, Minnesota, 55805).
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