Thomas William Driscoll was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Wisner, Neb., one of six children, the son of Daniel and Mary (Geary) Driscoll. He moved with his parents as a small child to a farm in Minnesota. He was educated in Minnesota and helped his dad farm until his marriage to Pearl Polesky.
They were married at Marshall, Minn., Nov. 26, 1941 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. They continued to farm in Minnesota until 1948 when they moved to Le Mars, and continued farming until their retirement in 1991. Four children were born to their union. They moved into Le Mars in 1992.
Tom was a dairyman for many years and then went into raising black angus cattle and had a cow calf herd along with his son Mike. He also was a salesman and sold fertilizer for Terra Chemicals as well as seed corn for various companies.
After his retirement, he kept busy in his wood shop and tending his lawn. It was his pride and joy.
Tom was a member of St. James Catholic Church and a past member of the Knights of Columbus, for many years.
Tom enjoyed visiting with his friends, playing cards, woodworking, reading, dancing, and listening to music. He made many treasured toys for his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Pearl Driscoll of Le Mars; three children, Edward (Joan) Driscoll of Dexter, Mich., Michael (Joan) Driscoll of Le Mars, and Cynthia (Thomas) Kruse of Brunsville; a daughter-in-law Jan Driscoll of Tecumseh, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine (Ira) Purdy of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Geneva Melrose of Laguna Beach, Calif.; three sisters-in-law, Agnes (Ross) Buchert and Marion (Ted) Lischefska, all of Mankato, Minn., and Belle Driscoll of Marshall, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Robert; two brothers, Daniel in infancy and Edward Driscoll; a sister, Mary Francis Dressen; two brothers-in-law James Polesky and Lee Melrose; and a sister-in-law Florence Polesky.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery-Neptune, rural Hinton. Visitations will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars, where there will be a parish rosary at 4 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will also be Monday morning at St. James Church for one hour prior to the Mass.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.