Joseph Vernon Doege, 84, Hugo, formerly of Forest Lake and Columbus, died Monday, July 16, 2012. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War and worked 22 years for Forest Lake School District 831.
A celebration of his life will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 21 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Friday, July 20 and from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
He is survived by one brother, Tony; and children, Cynthia (Tom) McKenna, Robin (Cindy)Doege, Gerald (Candice) Doege, Michelle (Vindu Balani), and Rosemarie (Bret) Doege-Dryden; grandchildren Nicole and Kyle McKenna, Jacob and Jenna Doege, Kelly Doege, and Finnian Dryden.
He was preceded in death by brothers Clarence, Benjamin, Sylvester and Virgil; one sister, Dolores Dols.
Cards and memorials may be sent to the family in care of Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025.