Joseph “Kent” Dougherty
Date: Friday October 04, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Zumbro Lutheran Church [ view map ]
Saturday, September 24, 1938
Date of Death:
Monday, September 30, 2019
81 years old
Joseph “Kent” Dougherty
Joseph Kent Dougherty, 81, of Rochester, Minnesota died Monday, September 30, 2019 at Cottagewood Senior Communities.
Kent was born in Rushford, Minnesota on September 24,1938 to Joseph and Olive (Swenson) Dougherty. He graduated from Austin High School in 1956. He received his B.A. degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. After college, he served as Lieutenant in the Minnesota National Guard. On June 2, 1962 he married Karen Burke in Mankato. From this union, a son Scott was born. The couple later divorced. On November 18, 1977 he married Carol L. Hansen in Rochester, Minnesota. The couple lived in the Rochester area their entire married life of 41 years. Kent worked as a real estate broker for most of his adult life. He was an avid golfer and outdoorsman who was loyal MN Sports fan.
He is survived by his sons, Scott Dougherty of Rochester, MN and his step-son Brian Hansen of Byron, MN; his brother, Dennis (Mary) Dougherty of St. Paul, MN; his sister, Diane (Gary) Hoban of Owatonna, MN; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
The Memorial Service for Kent will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1:30pm at Zumbro Lutheran Church with Pastor Vern Chistopherson officiating. Relatives and friends are invited for visitation starting at 1:00pm. His ashes will be interred in Grandview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Austin, MN at a later date.
Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org). Online condolences are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We want to send our sincere condolences to Carol and family on the passing of Kent Dougherty.
Ken and Mary Ann Sahs
Carol, we are so sorry to learn of Kent's passing. We have moved from MN and just learned of it. Many hugs and prayers to you. Love, Deb and Dan
Carol and Members of Kent's family:
Through the years I have enjoyed contact with Kent and conversations about Luther College, Zumbro Lutheran, etc.
May the Peace of Jesus Christ be with all of you. Pastor Duane HOven
Enjoyed many rounds of golf with Kent. Never could convince him to use more club on 18 at Northern. Thinking of the family at this time.
what a great guy, we had so much fun together it was because of him that Shirley and me wound up in The Villages here in Florida he was a great person I’ll miss him and the coffee we had at the HyVee. My prayers are with the family