Lake City—Jim Dougherty, 82, died Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City from complications of Multiple System Atrophy, a rare form of Parkinson’s Disease. Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City with Pastor Paul Ferderer officiating and burial was in the Lake City Cemetery.
James F. Dougherty was born on August 30, 1937, in Lake City, Iowa, to Glenn and Katherine (Zeplin) Dougherty. He graduated from Lake City High School in 1956 and earned his bachelor’s degree in farm management from Iowa State University in 1961. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a food inspector for nearly four years before returning to Lake City in the fall of 1965 to farm in partnership with his father. He served six months in the U.S. Army Reserve. On June 26, 1971, Jim married Janet S. Brown in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was a former board member of the Calhoun County Farm Bureau, an original board member of Central School Preservation in Lake City, and was an Elm Grove Township trustee.
Jim is survived by his wife Jan, daughter Darcy (J.) Maulsby, and son Jason all of Lake City; his beloved family dogs Maggie (the Red Heeler) and Libby (the Collie); brother Robert (Jane) Dougherty of Hamilton, Illinois; nieces and nephews Kelly Dougherty, Dan Dougherty, Kerry Dougherty, Vaughn (Tiana) Dougherty and their sons Landen and Dawson, Shawn (Heidi) Dougherty and their son Beau, and Jeff (Stefanie) Dougherty and their sons Brody and Kolton. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jack.