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October 22, 1949 – Saturday, August 14, 2010

Service Information
Church of St. Mary in Waverly, Minnesota
Saturday, August 21, 2010
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Darrel Lee Driver, age 60, of Montrose, MN, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 14, 2010.

He was born in Litchfield, MN, on October 22, 1949, the son of Ralph and Ruth Nicol Driver.

Darrel graduated from Howard Lake (MN) High School in 1967.

He honorably served his Country in The United States Navy.

On August 11, 1972, Darrel Lee Driver and Bonnie Ann Marketon were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, MN. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Darrel was employed many years as a carpenter in bridge construction. He belonged to Carpenters Local #1644.

Darrel enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, driving for Holt Motors, woodworking, refinishing old pieces of furniture, going to garage sales and flea markets, and listening to Tradio on KRWC Radio.

He was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, and belonged to The Knights of Columbus Council #1556 in Waverly.

Survived by loving wife of thirty eight years: Bonnie A. Driver; children: Michelle (Mike) Althoff of Maple Lake, MN, Brad (Heidi) Driver and Scott Driver all of Montrose; four grandchildren: Tyanna Driver, Hunter Driver, Abby Althoff and Aaron Althoff; two sisters: Sylvia (Roy) Henry of Montrose and Glady (Darrell) Lachermeier of Howard Lake; a sister-in-law: Char Driver of Waverly; his father-in-law: Ed Marketon of Waverly; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Phil (Vicki) Marketon and Bernard (Margaret) Marketon all of Howard Lake, Kathy (Jim) Diaker of St. Cloud, MN, Mike (Jeanie) Marketon of Montrose, Patty (Kurt) Kruckman of Glencoe, MN, and Bob (Brenda) Marketon of Buffalo; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents: Ralph and Ruth Driver, a brother: Jerry Driver, a sister: Jean Dalbec and by his mother-in-law: Florence Marketon.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Darrel Driver was held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 21st at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Father Timothy Cloutier was the celebrant. Interment with military rites followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

A visitation was held at the church on Friday, August 20th from 4-8 P.M.

Honorary Casket Bearers were Darrel’s grandchildren.

Casket Bearers were Mike Althoff, Heidi Driver, Melanie Marketon, Jeremy Driver, Duane Bodin, and Jill Marketon.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. The Staff of Excel Physical Therapy

    We will have you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


    We are so sorry to hear about Darrel. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God bless you.

  3. Amy Cardinal

    Bonnie, Shelly, Brad, Scott, and all the others. Don and I were very saddened to hear of Darrel’s passing. Although nothing anyone says will make it better, just know that there are many people out there thinking of you and your family in this time of sadness. God bless.


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