Christopher Doherty

Christopher Doherty, 36, of Brookfield, died on September 22, 2016. 

He was born on April 10, 1980, graduated from Lyons Township High School, and was self-employed in the caregiving field. Mr. Doherty was best known for his quest for knowledge, his intellect and his deep thoughts. He was well-spoken and self-educated, gave the best hugs ever, and loved the bands Phish and Umphrey’s McGee, according to his aunt. Kristina Sherwood. 

Mr. Doherty is survived by his son, Christopher Doherty; his mother, Kelly (Rick) Shenkel Radde (Rick); his brother, Ryan Michael Doherty; his aunt, Kristina (Jim) Shenkel Sherwood; his first love and mother of his son, Jackie Montoya, along with Jax’s beloved, John and his brother, Draven; his grandparents, George August Shenkel and Momma Sherry Ivey and Wanda and Doug. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Eileen Petrick Shenkel, and his uncle, Brian Shenkel. 

Services have been held. Memorial donations are appreciated to a GoFundMe account for his son’s education at and asks that you write and mail a memory of him to Kelly Radde, 1521 N. Robinhood Lane, LaGrange Park, 60526. 

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.