Donald Doherty

Obituary
  • "Don always made me laugh, had a joke to tell or a funny..."

Doherty, Donald P.

Donald P. Doherty passed away on April 19, 2014 at the age of 92. He was born on November 15, 1921 in Plymouth, WI to the late Phillip and Lillian (Schulz) Doherty. Don attended school in Plymouth and Green Bay. He and his family moved to Green Bay in 1930.

Don served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He married Fern Bennie on September 25, 1942 in New York. They were together 62 years. Fern died May 10, 2004.

Don worked at Charmin Paper Company for 23 years. He was also on the board of directors of the Charmin Credit Union and Procter & Gamble Credit Union for 31 years.

For the past 20 years Don was bailiff for Judge W.M. Atkinson and his staff.

Don was active in the Masonic Order. He was past master of Washington Lodge, a member of Scottish Rite, York Rite and Commandery. He was past president of the Green Bay Shrine Club, potentate of the Beja Shrine, past commander of the Vets of Valor and Sovereign Elks Club.

In his younger years Don was a coach for both Little League and Babe Ruth teams as well as a baseball umpire and basketball referee. Don enjoyed playing gin rummy with his friends and was a member of the breakfast club at Al's Hamburger joint in Green Bay.

Don is survived by his daughter, Barb Doherty, Green Bay; son and daughter-in-law, Pete and Sharon Doherty, Green Bay; grandchildren, Pete Doherty, Green Bay; Trish and Jason Mallock, Milwaukee; sister, Darlene long, and many nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Fern; parents, Phillip and Lillian Doherty; mother and father-in-law, Robert T. and Lillian H. Bennie; brother-in-law, Don J. Long, Sr.; sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Jack Chriske.

Don will be missed by friends and family.

Visitation will be held at Fort Howard Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 1350 N. Military Ave., on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. with a memorial service to follow. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to thank Tender Hearts Assisted Living, Unity Hospice and Dr. Bruce Fenster for all of their excellent care.



Funeral Home
Proko Wall Funeral Home
1630 East Mason Street Green Bay, WI 54302
920-468-4111
Funeral Home Details
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2014
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