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Lori A. Driscoll - 56

4/30/1961 - 7/26/2017

Clinton, IA

Lori Ann Driscoll passed away on July 26, 2017 at 12:06 p.m. after a seemingly endless battle with cancer. Lori’s beautiful feisty spirit has joined her husband, Tim, and her father, Daniel, who greeted her at the gates of heaven with a Miller Light in hand for her to enjoy on her tour through her new home. Lori’s incredibly strong heart and will were a testament to her tenacious spirit as she continually thumbed her nose at death and anyone that would make mention of her impending demise. Heaven has a new Angel and she requires over-sized wings so she can fly to the highest of heights. In following Lori’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be from 1-2 PM Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Prince of Peace Parish. A Mass will be celebrated at 2 PM. Lori leaves three incredibly strong and brave young sons, Tyler, Ryan and Austin, who stood by her side trading wise cracks as they bonded as a family throughout her illness. They were, are and always will be “Driscoll Strong” and nothing will stand in the way of their love for each other and life. Tyler was the leader of Lori’s “Three Musketeers”. As the oldest he kept the other two rug rats in line and helped to shape the minds of the younger boys. In her final months Lori was able to proudly watch Ryan graduate from the University of Iowa and be pinned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army. Ryan was her strength and the bond they shared will forever guide him as he protects this great nation of ours. Her son, Austin, crystalized his mother’s spirit better than any of us could when he said, “She didn’t let her illness paralyze her from living her life.” In the spirit of this, Austin says he will carry on her incredible vitality and zest for life in everything he does. “I will make her proud,” he says. We say, mission accomplished, Shining Star, you already have. Lori also leaves three sisters (Terri, Patti and Julie), two brothers (Michael and David) and one brother-in-law (Michael Roggendorf) that she secretly loved the most! In her final days as the family joined together to celebrate her life she affectionately referred to the time they spent together as “weekend with the Weirdos!” Our Head Weirdo in Charge, our mother (DiAnn), stood tirelessly by her side as Lori valiantly fought her battle against cancer. Now one half of the Alverno’s “Thelma and Louise” has left us with the fondest of memories and our hearts filled with love for her. All us Weirdos send our beautiful sister and daughter so much love as she imparts on the greatest of all journeys. Lori’s inspirational spirit lives on in the hearts of her entire family and her dearest friends and each of us gives thanks for having another Angel over our shoulder protecting and guiding us. You are loved, Dear One. Go soar with the Angels!

Gathering of Friends

A gathering of family and friends will be from 1-2 PM Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Prince of Peace Parish.

Mass:

A Mass will be celebrated at 2 PM.

13 Comments

  • Michael Roggendorf

    on 07/27/17

    Go in peace my Dear!!, I was very fortunate to be part of your families and your life, I saw you put your 3 boys lives front and center no matter the struggles you found a way to make things work for them and today they are all successful young men , Rest in Peace and know as we promised you your boys are in good hands .
  • Ben Clark

    on 07/27/17

    Peace and love from Kathy Ahearn's son, daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters, Lily and Ava.
  • Denise Bump Guido

    on 07/28/17

    I was honored to have a life long friend in Lori. Her boys were her life, and she was so proud of them! Rest easy, Lori! Prayers and love to your family.
  • Patty Thomas

    on 07/28/17

    Heaven just gained a beautiful soul. Rest in peace Lori. Prayers to your family.
  • Janelle Clement Huffman

    on 07/28/17

    Prayers to all! I was in her graduating class of 1979. May you rest in peace Lori.
  • Lisa (Black) Bormann

    on 07/28/17

    My prayers for everyone in Lori's family. Heaven better be ready! They just got one heck of a soul! Will miss you girl, but God wanted you back, and we can't argue with Him.
  • Carrie Masech-Trail

    on 07/28/17

    I hope your many memories of Lori help to sustain you at this most difficult time. Graduated with her at CHS in 1979. God Bless you all!
  • Alice and Brendan Driscoll

    on 07/28/17

    May you soar with the angels and be pain free. Godspeed
  • Jeremy and Jessica Weaver

    on 07/28/17

    We were fortunate enough to meet and get to know Lori during Ryan and Cody's years on the high school baseball team. She was great to talk with and always made you feel like you had known each other forever! Rest In Peace Lori. Your boys and family are in our thoughts and prayers!
  • Phylis Dalldorf

    on 07/29/17

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your love gave her the will to fight and the strength to let go. May she rest in peace in God's house with her husband and father knowing her family on earth are here for her boys.
  • Cindy Mootz McDermott

    on 07/30/17

    Rest in Peace Lori! Grade school days were a long time ago, but you were one of the spirited people we just don't forget! Prayers for all your family during this time of adjustment to life without you. It was so nice to reconnect with you, Patti and Diann at the Alverno this last year. I'm sure heaven is a livelier place!
  • Victoria Sherell

    on 07/31/17

    I would like to offer my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Although this is a difficult time, you can be assured that God cares for your family and can be a source of comfort (2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4). He also promises a time soon when death will be brought to nothing (1 Corinthians 15: 26, Isaiah 25:8). We can look forward to such a joyous time.
  • Migudipt

    on 12/06/17

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