Vincent Dougherty

Vincent Raymond Dougherty, 78, of Central City, formerly of Prairieburg, died Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Promise House in Hiawatha. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairieburg.
Scripture Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, with visitation to follow from 4-8 p.m. at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Central City. The family will also greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Prairieburg.
Vincent was born May 3, 1936, the son of Johnnie and Anna (Haas) Dougherty in rural Waukon. He graduated from Waukon High School and attended Kirkwood Community College. September 9, 1961, he married Elsie Marie Harwood at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion.
Vincent served with the U.S. Army during peacetime. He worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation, District 6 paint crew, retiring in 1997.
He was a very active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairieburg, North Linn Knights of Columbus, and the Coggon American Legion. Vincent also served as mayor and councilman of Prairieburg and was on the board of directors for the Prairieburg Telephone Company.
Vincent enjoyed hunting and fishing, camping, gardening, bird watching, woodworking, and he loved to travel and attend grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s activities.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie, of Central City; three sons, Michael (Tammy) Dougherty of Coggon, Paul Dougherty of Cedar Rapids and John (Lois) Dougherty of Center Point; five grandchildren, Tyler (Amanda) Dougherty, Megan (Kevin) Dudley, Sierra Dougherty, Danielle Dougherty and Austin Dougherty; four great-grandchildren, Claire, Kinsey, Collin and Korbin Dougherty; three sisters, Mabel Sires, Anna Souhrada and Marie Herold; two brothers, Ralph Dougherty and Bernard Dougherty; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Florence Lembke; a brother, Francis Dougherty; and four siblings that died in childhood.
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