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Dan Dougherty

Dan Dougherty

Owner

Dan Dougherty is the owner of Dougherty Funeral Home and a lifetime resident of the Duluth area. He began working in the funeral home with his father and took over the business when his father retired. He attended the University of Minnesota - School of Mortuary Science. Dan has been a funeral director since 1983.

Email: dan@dfhduluth.com


Daniel Dougherty

Daniel Dougherty

Funeral Director

Daniel T. Dougherty is the son of Dan Dougherty. He joined the Dougherty funeral home staff in April of 2013 after he graduated from The University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program. He and his wife Ayla have two children, Trey and Dalton. Daniel enjoys spending time with his Family and Friends.

Email: danielt@dfhduluth.com


Jim Stearns

Jim Stearns

Funeral Director

Jim Stearns joined the staff of Dougherty Funeral Home in February of 2006. Jim is a lifelong resident of Duluth. He graduated from University of Minnesota - Duluth and the University of Minnesota - School of Mortuary Science. Jim has been a funeral director since 1985.

Email: jim@dfhduluth.com


Paul Hegstrom

Paul Hegstrom

4th Generation Funeral Director

Paul Hegstrom Jr joined the staff of Dougherty Funeral Home in July of 2014. Paul grew up in Superior and now resides in Esko. Paul received his Mortuary Science degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL. Paul has been a funeral director in both Minnesota and Wisconsin since 1992. He and his wife Stacy have three children Paul III, Abigail, and Eric. Paul enjoys time spent with family and friends fishing, hunting, boating, four wheeling, snowmobiling and time spent at the family cabin on Wilson Lake.

Email: paul@dfhduluth.com


Jim Gearns

Jim Gearns

Funeral Director

Jim Gearns joined the staff of Dougherty Funeral Home in 1996 and works on an at need basis. Jim is a lifetime resident of Duluth and a retired Duluth school district employee. He graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director since 1983.


David P Dowd

David P Dowd

David attended Gustavus Adolphus College and Graduated with a degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota.  David has been a licensed funeral director for over 55 years.  He was the Co-Founder of Jarvi-Dowd Funeral Home.  He is now happy to be associated with Dougherty Funeral Home a local family owned firm.

He lives at Island Lake with his wife Karen, and enjoys spending time hunting, fishing and watching his grandchildren’s sporting activities with his 4 married children, 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

David is a Charter Member of Waters of Life Lutheran Church, 50-year member and Past Master of Lakeside/Lake Superior Masonic Lodge.  In addition to being a 50 year member of Scottish Rite bodies of Duluth Aad Shrine and past Worthy Patron O.E.S...  He is mostly proud of having 5 family members that are serving our country.  


Angela Dougherty

Angela Dougherty

Family Care Specialist

After a 28 year career as an account executive in insurance, Angela was invited to join the family business as a Family Care Specialist. She has two grown sons who both live in California. She enjoys spending time in the woods; hiking and snowshoeing with her husband Tom and dog Jordy.

Email: angela@dfhduluth.com


Mark Boettcher

Mark Boettcher

Mark Boettcher joined the staff at Williams-Lobermeier in 2006.  He joined the Dougherty family in 2017. Mark grew up in the Lester Park neighborhood and graduated from Duluth East.  Mark received his Mortuary Science degree from the University of Minnesota and has been a funeral director in Duluth since 1988. Mark is a member of the St. Louis County Rescue Squad where he serves as 2nd Lieutenant/treasurer. Mark and his wife, Barb, have three grown children and enjoy spending time with their seven grandchildren. 


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