Age 83, of Sunfish Lake December 22, 2012 At home with his family, John died peacefully after a multi-year battle with Parkinson's. He is survived by Lee, his wife of 58 years, his children Jack (Kirsten), Bill (Lisa), Libby (Ed) and Peggy (Rob), 11 grandchildren and his black lab, Scout. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter Bridges Driscoll and Margaret Weyerhaeuser Driscoll, and his brother, Rudolph, John was born in St. Paul and graduated from St. Paul Academy (class of '47) and Yale University (class of '51). He served proudly as an officer in the US Marines during the Korean War. His business career was long and varied with many years at the Weyerhaeuser Company and as CEO of Green Valley Holding Company, a private investment company. He was one of the founding owners of the Minnesota North Stars. He served as director of several companies including: Weyerhaeuser, The Saint Paul Companies, Northern States Power, Burlington Northern, the First National Bank of St. Paul, and Lifetime Fitness. He was a loyal citizen of the Twin Cities community and served as Chair of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Macalester College and the Northwest Area Foundation. His greatest loves were spending time with his family, the arts and being outdoors hunting, hiking, gardening, and trimming trees. Johm will be remembered for his steady leadership, commitment to family and mentorship of those following in his large footsteps. His generosity, high ethics, warmth and good humor will be missed in ways we are just now discovering. A memorial service at the House of Hope Church in St. Paul is planned for 11:00 AM on January 11th, 2013.
Published in Pioneer Press on December 30, 2012