Edwin (Ed) Driver

Edwin Eugene Driver of Rice Lake, WI died Monday August 26, 2019 at Heritage Lakeside Nursing Home.

He was born November 23, 1930 in Rice Lake, WI to Frederick (Lee) and Minnie (Nothaft) Driver. He grew up on the family farm, and attended Oak Lawn School, and Rice Lake High School. He married Dorothy June Bauman on August 04, 1951 in Rice Lake, WI

Ed farmed with his parents and brother Bill for many years. He also worked at Holsum Bakeries for over 30 years. After his retirement he did part time work for various farmers in the area. He especially enjoyed driving tractor for his nephew Don Kringle. He also worked for Bargain Bills, Kelly Furniture, and doing yard work for John Bowen.

Ed also helped Dorothy do her style shows with vintage clothing in the area.

He enjoyed walking the dog in the woods, cutting firewood, and cutting grass.

He is survived by three sons, David (Louise) Driver, of Chetek, Kevin (Judy) Driver, of Owatonna, MN, Lindsey “Spence” (Chris) Driver, of Bay City, and a daughter Pam (Ray) Knihtila, of Phillips, WI. 10 grandchildren, Terri, Kenneth, and Sarah, Dawn and Melissa, Joshua, Adam, Matthew, and Timothy, and Kimberly. 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy, and six siblings

A celebratory gathering of Ed’s life will be held from 1 - 3 pm Saturday September 21, 2019 at Chetek Bowling Lanes Event Center.  695 County Highway SS Chetek, WI 54728

A Private family burial will be held.

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