David Charles Doughty, age 76, New London, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2015 with his loving family by his side.
Dave was born May 12, 1939, son of the late Charles and Theresa (Wesmarovich) Doughty. He graduated from Hortonville High School in 1957. In 1960, Dave was united in marriage to Janet Larsen. He worked at Hillshire Farms, Elm Tree Bakery, and Wire Works and was a deputy for Waupaca County. Dave loved sports; he coached baseball and hardly ever missed watching a baseball, football or basketball game. He also enjoyed NASCAR and playing cards. Dave was an avid Bulldog fan and a very active member of the New London Booster Club for many years and also volunteered for the Neighbor Hood Watch program.
Dave is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janet; their four wonderful children: Karla Walbruck, New London; Doug Doughty, New London; Charles (fiancée Cynthia Bruss) Doughty, New London; Chad (Carrie) Doughty, New London; grandchildren: Karissa (Chad Morien) Walbruck, Nicole (Curt) Engle, Kari Lyn (Michael) Schroeder, Melissa (Brett Wright) Doughty, Eric Doughty, Ashlynn Doughty, Samantha (Joshua) Muthig, Beth (Bryant) Gasper, Amber (Nathan Poppe) Doughty, Trevor (Amanda Bartel) Doughty; Tyler (fiancée, Kaitlyn Muhar) Doughty, Hunter Doughty, and Brittany Marquardt, Stacie, Heather, and Hallie Bruss; great-grandchildren: Logan Mattes; Braydyn, Brycen, and Bristalyn Engel; McKayla, Jordan, and Chase Muthig; Vanessa Gasper; Madisen, Brooklyn and Dakota Schroeder; Kaitlin and Karlee Wright; Camden Becher and Lily Sobczak. He is further survived by a sister, Darlene (Jerry) Kronschnable; a brother, Dick Doughty; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Mickey Stafford, Arkansas; Fay (Ann) Larsen, New London; Janice (Ed) Moeller, New London; Sandra (Terry) Herter, New London; Ted Larsen, Waupaca and Marge Larsen, Appleton; and numerous, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Theresa (Wesmarovich) Doughty; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Phillip (Ruby) Larsen; great-grandchild, Aiden Wright; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Sam Stafford, Judy Doughty, VerLea (Russ) Barden, Don Larsen, LaVerne Larsen, Leo (Phyllis) Guyette, David Larsen and Jack Larsen.
A Memorial service for Dave will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church with Fr. Arul Joseph I. officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. at the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home, New London and at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the St Patrick Cemetery, Town of Lebanon. A memorial fund has been established. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Joseph Residence and the ThedaCare Hospice for the special care they gave to Dave.
Rest in peace David until we meet again, to part no more.
The Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London is serving the family. www.clinehansonfuneralhome.com