Elnor V. Doherty, 90

Elnor V. Doherty, age 90, of Buffalo, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.

She was born April 2, 1923, in Albion Center, the daughter of Ernest and Emma (Bonnick) Eggersgluss.

Elnor was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith.

She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1942.

Elnor married the love of her life, Francis Doherty, April 12, 1945, in Pomona, CA, while Francis was stationed in the US Army. They returned to Buffalo, and God blessed them with three children: Bill, Judy, and Cathy.

Elnor worked at Wonderall’s, Wright Co. Poultry, Buffalo Dry Cleaners, and Ebenezer Home.

She was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Church in Buffalo for over 40 years.

Elnor lived God’s word.

She loved to travel, sew, do embroidery work, bake, and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She and her husband also enjoyed 31 years at their mobile home located on Lake Mille Lacs, fishing, relaxing, and just visiting with the neighbors.

Elnor is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Francis Doherty; a son, Bill (Karen) Doherty of Waverly; daughters Judy (Jeff) Schwietering of Monticello, and Cathy (Tom) Jorgenson of Buffalo; a brother, Melvin (Marilyn) Eggersgluss of Buffalo; grandchildren Jody (Mike) Brings of Buffalo, Josh (Jolene) Schwietering of Elk River, Jake (Kari) Schwietering of St. Louis Park, Darby (Kari) Jorgenson of Buffalo, and Kari (Todd) Peter of Cokato; 13 great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Luke and Nate Brings, William and Nate Schwietering, Chloe and Nadia Schwietering, Ella and Weston Jorgenson, and Taylor, Julia, Marlie and Reese Peter; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernst and Emma Eggersgluss; a brother, Ralph Eggersgluss; and beloved nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

The funeral service took place Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo, with visitation prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment was at St. Francis Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Darby Jorgenson, Josh Schwietering, Jake Schwietering, and Mike Brings.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.

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