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Helen Margaret (Hudek) Doherty

February 14, 1915 ~ October 18, 2019 (age 104)


Helen M. Doherty, age 104, of Maple Lake, died Friday, October 18, 2019 at the CentraCare-Monticello Care Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 25, 2019 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery in Maple Lake. Visitation will be from 9:00-10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. Memorials are preferred to Camp Friendship.

Helen Margaret Doherty was born on February 14, 1915 in Maple Lake Township to George and Emily (Pribyl) Hudek. Helen attended country school District #84 and then graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1931. She furthered her education at St. Mary's School of Nursing in Minneapolis and graduated in January of 1935. Her nursing career took her to many interesting places including a 38-month tour in the military as a Lieutenant of Army Nurse Corp. serving in the European Theater, France, Luxembourg, and Germany. After WWII, Helen worked for California Physicians Service in San Francisco for two years. In 1951, Helen began working at the Minneapolis VA Hospital, from which she retired in 1976. On August 16, 1958, she was united in marriage to James Doherty, and he preceded her in death in 1981. Helen was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church and various church organizations. Helen was also a life member of the Maple Lake American Legion Post #131 and the Maple Lake VFW Post #7664, where she served as commander and held other posts. She also served on the Maple Lake City Council from 1986-1990 and was a member of the Lady Bug Garden Club and Red Hats. Helen enjoyed traveling with James, fishing, reading, and being with her family.

Helen is survived by her many nieces and nephews, along with their families, all of whom she dearly loved. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, George & Emily Hudek; husband, James; sisters, Florence Menth, Mabel Yribarren, Marian Byrne, and Leona Isgro; and other dear family members.

Joe Menth, Gordon Menth, Matt Bell, Sam Bell, Tim Hudek, and Riley Ross will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements entrust to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.


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October 25, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake
108 Oak Ave. N., PO Box 577
Maple Lake, MN 55358

Mass of Christian Burial
October 25, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Timothy Catholic Church
8 Oak Ave N.
Maple Lake, MN 55358

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