Monsignor William P. Doll, age 86, of Perham, MN, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Prairie View Assisted Living, Perham.
Msgr. Doll was born in Perham, MN, on January 19, 1925, the son of Peter H. and Anna (Delaney) Doll. He began his studies for the priesthood, at Pontifical College of Josephinum, in Worthington, Ohio. Msgr. Doll studied Philosophy beginning in 1938 and completing those studies in 1946. He then studied Theology, at Pontifical College of Josephinum, from 1946-1950. Following the completion of Theology, Msgr. Doll was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 1950, at the Pontifical College of Josephinum, by Bishop Amleto Cicognani, the Apostolic Delegate, for the Diocese of Pueblo.
Msgr. Dolla�(TM)s first assignment was as the Assistant at Sacred Heart Parish, Alamosa. He served there until February 1953, when he was assigned as the Assistant at the Cathedral. On July 15, 1956, Msgr. Doll was assigned as Administrator of St. Anthony Parish, Pueblo. While there, he was appointed assistant Chaplain at the Colorado State Hospital. Following his assignment to St. Anthony, Msgr. Doll was appointed as Pastor of St. Francis de Sales, Lamar, on March 10, 1960. At the same time, he was appointed as Chaplain for the Newman Club at Lamar Junior College, Lamar. He was then appointed Pastor of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. On September 9, 1977, Msgr. Doll was given a three-month leave of absence to study Theology at the North American College in Rome, Italy. He was then assigned as Pastor of St. Daniel the Prophet, in Ouray and Silverton, CO, on September 1, 1977. This was followed by an assignment to Holy Rosary Parish, Pueblo, as Pastor, beginning on July 9, 1987. On July 9, 1996, he was assigned as Pastor of St. Francis of Rome Parish, Holly, CO, and its Mission of St. Mary in Bristol. Msgr. Doll served in this assignment until his retirement on July 1, 2008. On June 29, 2000, Msgr. Doll was appointed "Chaplain to His Holiness" (Monsignor).
Besides these assignments, Msgr. Doll also served on the ambulance crew of Ouray city and county as well as an EMT and a Police Chaplain for the city and county of Pueblo, CO.
Surviving Msgr. Doll are his sisters, Sister Alice Doll, OSF, Little Falls, MN, Margaret (Jim) Huebsch, Perham, MN, and Mary R. Wiggington, Fargo, ND; three brothers, Leo (Theresa) Doll, Perham, MN, Francis (Kay) Doll, Blaine, MN, and Pat (Ellen) Doll, Perham, MN as well as 30 nieces and nephews.
Preceding Msgr. Doll in death are his parents and one brother, Joseph L. Doll.