Richard L. Daugherty

PORTAGE – Richard L. Daugherty, age 82, of Portage, passed away peacefully at Wm. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Richard was born on July 22, 1938, in Steuben, WI, the son of L. Earl and Lillian Daugherty. After high school, Richard worked for Boeing Aircraft until he joined the U.S. Army as a radio teletype operator in France. He married Laura Ward on December 26, 1960, in Boscobel, WI. After he was honorably discharged, he barbered in Portage for many years and then worked for the Portage School District until the late 90s. Richard loved hunting, woodworking, helping others, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Daugherty of Portage; children, Jeff (Stephanie) Daugherty of Middleton, Judy (John) Barton of Marshfield, Jan (Mark) Quirk of Cedarburg, Joy (Damian) Weyer of Lodi; grandchildren, Tristen, Daniel, Julia, Sarah, Karis, Phoebe, William and Delaney; great-grandchildren, Brielle and Braxon; brother-in-law, Dean (Karla) Ward; nieces, nephews, other near relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Clinton (Vi) Daugherty and Bob (Net) Daugherty.  

Services will be private.

The family would like to thank Dr. Escobedo, the staff at St. Claire Hospital, Wisconsin Dells Health Services and Wm. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison for their care and support.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.  

His infectious, comforting smile which warmed the hearts of many will never be forgotten.

What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we loved deeply becomes part of us.  -Helen Keller

For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)