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.