William Eugene Driscoll

Obituaries in Ames, IA | Story City Herald
Obituaries in Ames, IA | Story City Herald

William Eugene Driscoll

Ames - William Eugene Driscoll, age 86, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2021, surrounded by his family, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa. Services were held at Ascension Lutheran Church in Ames, Iowa on Thursday, December 23. Burial was in the Ames Municipal Cemetery in Ames, Iowa.

Bill was born December 20, 1935 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Francis and Agnes (Kelly) Driscoll the youngest of 11 children. He graduated from Wilson High School in Cedar Rapids and served in the Iowa National Guard. On February 2, 1957 he was united in marriage with Joanne Metelak and together they had four children. While in Cedar Rapids he was employed as a draftsman at the Square D Company. In 1968 he moved his family to Story City to enter into business with his brother, Don. While in Story City he was an active member of the Story City Jaycees.

Bill eventually moved to Ames, Iowa and on May 2, 1981 he was united in marriage with Jeri Wiegel, with whom he shared 40 wonderful years. He was employed in maintenance and eventually opened Driscoll Construction. After retirement, he drove school buses and transport to/from the Des Moines Airport. He loved people, and enjoyed meeting those he would transport between Ames to Des Moines. He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church and enjoyed many activities with his church family.

He was passionate about golf and devoted many days on the golf course throughout his lifetime. He also enjoyed a good game of cribbage. Bill was a gifted carpenter and enjoyed working in his shop crafting many wonderful pieces and sharing his knowledge. He loved to help friends and family with projects. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and bi-annual family reunions were a favorite time for him. In his later years he delighted in the surprise visits from his nieces and nephews. He was a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jeri (Wiegel) Driscoll; three sons, William (June) Driscoll, Jr.; Joel (Jeanie) Driscoll; Tom (Joyce) Driscoll; and one daughter, Erin (Mark) Feaker; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; mother-in-law Amelia Wiegel; sister-in-law Jane (Ladean) Giertstorf; and brother-in-law Jim (Doll) Wiegel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Agnes; a sister, Frances, 9 brothers, Robert, Clarence, Larry, Raymond, Merle, Dean, Don, infant brothers Frank and John.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mary Greeley Medical Center for their wonderful care and the staff at Adams Funeral Home for their caring support at this time.

His family will miss his hugs, laughter, and love. We will miss you.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Adams Funeral Home and online condolences may be left for Bill's family at www.adamssoderstrum.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, 2400 Bloomington Rd, Ames, IA 50010.

Posted online on December 23, 2021

Published in Story City Herald

Obituaries in Ames, IA | Story City Herald
Obituaries in Ames, IA | Story City Herald

William Eugene Driscoll

William Eugene Driscoll

Ames - William Eugene Driscoll, age 86, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2021, surrounded by his family, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa. Services were held at Ascension Lutheran Church in Ames, Iowa on Thursday, December 23. Burial was in the Ames Municipal Cemetery in Ames, Iowa.

Bill was born December 20, 1935 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Francis and Agnes (Kelly) Driscoll the youngest of 11 children. He graduated from Wilson High School in Cedar Rapids and served in the Iowa National Guard. On February 2, 1957 he was united in marriage with Joanne Metelak and together they had four children. While in Cedar Rapids he was employed as a draftsman at the Square D Company. In 1968 he moved his family to Story City to enter into business with his brother, Don. While in Story City he was an active member of the Story City Jaycees.

Bill eventually moved to Ames, Iowa and on May 2, 1981 he was united in marriage with Jeri Wiegel, with whom he shared 40 wonderful years. He was employed in maintenance and eventually opened Driscoll Construction. After retirement, he drove school buses and transport to/from the Des Moines Airport. He loved people, and enjoyed meeting those he would transport between Ames to Des Moines. He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church and enjoyed many activities with his church family.

He was passionate about golf and devoted many days on the golf course throughout his lifetime. He also enjoyed a good game of cribbage. Bill was a gifted carpenter and enjoyed working in his shop crafting many wonderful pieces and sharing his knowledge. He loved to help friends and family with projects. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and bi-annual family reunions were a favorite time for him. In his later years he delighted in the surprise visits from his nieces and nephews. He was a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jeri (Wiegel) Driscoll; three sons, William (June) Driscoll, Jr.; Joel (Jeanie) Driscoll; Tom (Joyce) Driscoll; and one daughter, Erin (Mark) Feaker; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; mother-in-law Amelia Wiegel; sister-in-law Jane (Ladean) Giertstorf; and brother-in-law Jim (Doll) Wiegel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Agnes; a sister, Frances, 9 brothers, Robert, Clarence, Larry, Raymond, Merle, Dean, Don, infant brothers Frank and John.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mary Greeley Medical Center for their wonderful care and the staff at Adams Funeral Home for their caring support at this time.

His family will miss his hugs, laughter, and love. We will miss you.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Adams Funeral Home and online condolences may be left for Bill's family at www.adamssoderstrum.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, 2400 Bloomington Rd, Ames, IA 50010.

Posted online on December 23, 2021

Published in Story City Herald