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Kahler-Dolce Mortuary

441 North Washington Street, Papillion, NE

OBITUARY

Michael J Driggins

December 14, 1952March 23, 2020
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Michael John Driggins Papillion NE. formerly of Dunlap, IA passed away at home after his fight with cancer. He was 67 years old. Mike was born on December 14, 1952 in Denison Iowa. He was a member of and served as a alter boy at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Mike graduated from Boyer Valley High School in 1971. He later moved to Council Bluffs, IA. and then to Papillion NE. where he was united in marriage and became a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church. He was employed by CNRR and UPRR where he worked for 40 years. His interests included many things such as flying, watching the weather, reading submarine stories and walking his beloved pet “Lucy”. He also enjoyed baseball, especially the Cardinals, football, and being a member of the Heartland Greyhound Adoption community. Mike is survived by his wife Karen (Tous), daughters Angela Moreira her husband Newton and their daughters Luana and Bianca, Katie Kaplan and her husband Jeffrey Kaplan, MD., both residents of Denver, CO. Stepdaughters Wendy Dodge her husband Randy and their sons Anthony and Brandon of Bellevue, NE., Teresa Riley her husband Pat and their daughters Coral, Jasmine, Ashley and Calah of Worthington, MN. Brother Ronald of Henderson, NV. He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Ethyl (McCann) Driggins and brother Edward Driggins, Oblate OMI. At Mikes request, his body will be donated to the Anatomical Board of Nebraska for the advancement of science. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations will be sent to benefit the Heartland Greyhound Adoption community.

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Mike Nauroth

March 28, 2020

So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. We were friends all throughout grade and high school. I have many fond memories of growing up in Dunlap with a great friend. My sincere condolences to the family.

Dennis Peterson

March 27, 2020

you know when you meet someone And they get your attention well he was that guy. When I first met Mike he was my assistant foreman and he was always on top of it I Saw Mike three years ago at a retirement party in Council Bluffs it was just like old times he will be missed

Roger Abbott

March 27, 2020

Mike had a beaming smile, an infectious personality, incredible wit and humor. His look at times was piercing, especially when I would sit in the back of the bus and smoke !!! An honorable and trustworthy man, with always a kind word. One the nicest guys I ever met in my 41 years on the railroad !!! R.I.P. Mr. Driggans ...

Joshua Ashcraft

March 25, 2020

Ever since I have known Mike, I thought he was a real stand up guy. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met. He will be missed.

Mike Elliott

March 25, 2020

My sympathy to the Driggins family.
Mike was one of my best friends during high school and after. I first met Mike playing youth baseball and we became good friends. We both liked baseball,cheering for the St Louis Cardinals, and had good times getting thru high school. Much good time was spent hanging out in Dunlap, driving around on motorcycles and in cars (especially when Mike had his brother Ron's black 1967 GTO).
Mike was the best man at my wedding. We stayed in touch thru the years. Mike was a quiet
man with strong beliefs, a quick
wit, full of kindness and a big
smile.

Margie & Joe Glassburner

March 25, 2020

Deepest sympathies to the Driggins family.

Mike was one of the 17 kids in our class who attended St. Joe’s Catholic School through the 8th grade and then graduating from Dunlap High with the class of 1971. Mike was a good guy and kind to everyone. Rest In Peace Mike.

Patty Niedermyer

March 24, 2020

So Very Sorry 😐.
Prayers Prayers To All The Family.
Patty & Tom. Niedermyer.
Magnolia. IOWA.

Byron Hartwig

March 24, 2020

To the Driggins family: You have my deepest sympathy. Mike and I go way back. We started playing baseball back in 1960, playing pee wee ball for Kenny Dwyer. All the way though high school ball in 1971. We also played high school football together. Mike was a great guy, and even though I have not seen Mike for years, I have always considered him my friend. Mike went to sleep and woke up with God, and his brother and his parents "Pete" and Ethel. RIP my friend, take care until we meet again.

Kathy Madsen

March 24, 2020

I met Mike shortly after he and Karen started dating. It was great to see both of them so happy. I know my husband Dennis was there to welcome Mike to heaven. All I ever asked of you Mike was to make Karen happy and you did exactly that, and I thank you. I know you will be watching over your family, love you Mike.

Micheal Bonsall

March 23, 2020

Mike was a very long time friend and classmate. One of the six Mikes in our graduating class of '71. We enjoy many fun times, played baseball together, and through the years, we stayed in touch. He would come back to Dunlap to visit relatives and would always stop by and visit with me, or he would call me when he was in the area and we would talk for long periods about just about anything. One time we sat here in my living room remember other classmates who passed before. It just doesn't seem possible he now has also passed on.
May you rest in peace my friend. I'll see you again one day!

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