Thomas J. Driver

Council Bluffs, Iowa


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Thomas J. "Romie" Driver, age 84, of Minden, Iowa, passed away December 23, 2009, at Jennie Edmundson hospital.

He was born December 15, 1925, to Tom and Mary Driver. Romie served in the Navy for thirty years.

Romie was preceded in death by his parents; stepsons, Phillip and Terry Ring; sisters, Lucille Kay, Patricia Keegen, Frances Elaine Driver, Eve Ploen; brothers, Fritz Driver, Frank Driver, and Dean Driver.

Survivors include his spouse, Betty "Ring" Driver; stepson, Larry Ring (Luana), of Neola, Iowa; stepdaughters, Sharon Kiesel (Darrell), of Shelby, Iowa, Bonnie Wredt (Joe), of Council Bluffs, Kathy Gravert (Gary), of Venus, Texas, Mary Ann Thomas (Fred), of Neola, Iowa; brothers, Butch Driver (Judy), of Underwood, Iowa, Gary Driver (Judy), of Council Bluffs; sisters, Jo Nelle Walker (Bob), Lillian Scott (Alvin), all of Council Bluffs, Mary Schafer (Walter), of Conway, Ark. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, step grandchildren; special great niece, Kelly Kay, of Minden, Iowa.

Family Visitation, Sunday, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at St. Patrick Church in Neola, Iowa. Memorial Mass, Monday, 10:30 a.m., also at St. Patrick Church in Neola. Luncheon to follow. Memorials to Minden Fire and Rescue, Cancer Society, and St. Patrick Church in Neola, Iowa. Romie's wishes was to donate his body to Creighton.
This obituary was originally published in The Daily Nonpareil.

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Betty and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you all. Romie was one of a kind with a smile and a wave ready to greet you. Be in peace knowing that he is in a better place and always watching over you.

May your many memories help you through this difficult time. Memories are forever. Romie was one of a kind and always had something to say to everyone. I will forever remember his silly grin he had when he was up to something, or getting ready to say something. He had a lot of stories to tell and was ready to share with us all.

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Shari Madsen Larkin

Betty- you have my thoughts and prayers on your loss of Romie. I have fond memories of years past when Bill & I shared friendship and fellowship with you both. Karen Stein

To the loved ones of Romie Driver,
We will surely miss Romies humor! Everytime we saw him, he would have a kidding comment. First after our daughter Sara was born. We were neighbors and he would always tell us to keep that baby quiet. Then after our son was born Romie would always tell Nathan to get a haircut like his. He was one of a kind!

Aunt Mary, Jo & family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies and know that I care!

Betty and family, May God bless all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.