Roger Doucet, St. Cloud (formerly of Holdingford), 78
June 30, 1936 - August 19, 2014
The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Roger Doucet, age 78 of St. Cloud, formerly of Holdingford, will be 11:00 AM Friday, August 22 at the Church of All Saints, St. Hedwig in Holdingford. Father David Grundman will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Roger died Tuesday, peacefully at his home in St. Cloud with his family by his side. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Thursday at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford and again after 10:00 AM Friday at the church in Holdingford. St. Hedwig parish prayers will be at 6:30 PM followed by the Knights of Columbus, St. Isadore Council praying the rosary at 7:00 PM. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Holdingford.
Roger was born June 30, 1936 in Nicollet, MN to Charles and Genevieve (Michels) Doucet. He attended high school in Springfield, MN. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of St. Thomas. He later earned two Master’s Degrees from St. Cloud State University. He taught in McGregor before beginning his career in the Holdingford Schools. He married Patricia Breth on December 27, 1961 in St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Holdingford. The couple moved to Osseo, where he taught in the Osseo School District for nine years before returning to Holdingford. Roger worked in the Holdingford Schools where he served as a teacher; business administrator and Superintendant for the final 16 years of his career. In 2006, Roger and Pat moved to their retirement home in St. Cloud. He was a member of St. Hedwig’s and St. Michaels Catholic Churches, the Knights of Columbus St. Isadore Council, the Minnesota Association of School Administrators and he was a Bush Fellowship Member.
Roger is survived by his children, Anne (Tom) Clausing, Brooklyn Park and Chuck (Lisa) Doucet, Holdingford. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Alec Clausing, Eric Clausing, Zach Clausing and Grace Doucet; and his sisters; Ellen (James) Kruger, Eugene, OR; Joan Hoffman, Springfield and Rita (Tom Beer) Doucet, Minneapolis
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Pat on January 6, 2014.
Memorials are preferred to the Holdingford Scholarship Endowment Fund.