Francis Edward Driscoll

1894 ~ 1965


The following is taken from the Cedar Rapids Gazette and is written as printed. The date of death is August 6, 1965.

Arizona Man Killed

in Highway 149 Crash

Francis Edward Driscoll, 71, Tuscon, Arizona, suffered fatal chest and head injuries when his car was hit broadside about 7:40 a.m. Friday on highway 149 a mile south of the junction with highway 30 just south of Cedar Rapids.

He was the father of Police Identification Officer Robert Driscoll.

Charlotte Jean Wulf, 21, rural Washington, driver of the other car, is in fair condition at St. Luke's hospital in Cedar Rapids. She suffered severe facial, knee, chest and abdominal lacerations.

Highway Patrolman Bill Waukee said the Driscoll car pulled across the highway from a county road into the path of the Wulf car. There were no other passengers in either car.

Francis Edward Driscoll

Francis Edward Driscoll, Cedar Rapids resident until six years ago, was born April 24, 1894 in Holbrook.

Surviving are his wife; eight sons, Ray, Reseda, Calif.; Larry, Woodland Hills, Calif.; Donald, Ames; Clarence, Patrick, Dean, William and Robert, all of Cedar Rapids; a daughter, Mrs. Francis Reed, Fairfax; five brothers, Cletus, in California; Daniel, in California; Gerald, in Nebraska; Joseph in Kansas, and Clement, Cedar Rapids; six sisters, Marie Buck, in California; Miss Margaret Driscoll, and Lavina Dean, Marion; Bernadine Gorman, Peggy Jackson and Ann Mary Langham, all of Cedar Rapids; 27 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He served in the army during World War I.

Requiem Mass Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church by Father J. Robert McDonald.

Friends may call at the Teahen Chapel after 10 a.m. Sunday where the Rosary will be said by Father McDonald at 8 p.m.