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Michael Dougherty

June 8, 1964 — December 11, 2021


Michael Dougherty

Michael R Dougherty

June 5, 1964-December 11, 2021

Michael R Dougherty, 57, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Saturday December 11, 2021 at Lutheran Health Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.

He was born June 8, 1964 in La Porte, the son of Ernest Dougherty and Roberta (Lain) Dougherty.

A lifelong resident of the area, Michael earned his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University and went on to work as a Systems Analyst for Trinity Health.  Michael lived on Pine Lake for most of his life and enjoyed the water and his pontoon boat to the max. He had a zest for life and on weekends, enjoyed hosting gatherings with his friends at his home.

Michael is survived by his brother, Timothy Dougherty of La Porte, IN and many friends, including close friends, Terry Goetz and Dana Leek, both of Michigan City.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents and two baby brothers.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. Cremation will take place, with interment next to his parents at Lambs Chapel Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 91891, Washington D.C., 20090 or online at

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