William Duane “Bill” Driscoll, 63, of Russell, Kansas passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his home.

Bill was born November 29, 1952 in Ellsworth, Kansas, the son of Jack D. and Hazel (Trast) Driscoll.  He grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School.  He then attended two years at Fr. Hays State University.

Bill served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He was stationed in Indochina and Korea.  After his tour of duty he returned to Russell.

Bill was united in marriage to Beverly Black on June 8, 1984 in Russell.  This union was blessed with two sons; Chris and David.  They made their home in Russell.

Bill was a carpenter and contractor most of his life.  He was the owner and operator of Driscoll Construction.  Early in life, he worked as a rig hand in the oil fields.  He was a life member of the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240.  He enjoyed skeet shooting with his boys, playing with his dogs, doing barbeques and boating at Lake Wilson.

Surviving family include his wife of 31 years, Beverly of the home; sons, Chris Driscoll and David Driscoll both of Russell, Kansas; brother, Jack Driscoll of Russell, Kansas; sister, Joyce Moore (John) of Severance, Colorado; mother-in-law, Melva Dortland of Gorham, Kansas; and two granddaughters, Macie Jo Scott and Lola Driscoll.  He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Elmer Dortland.

Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell.  Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Russell where the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240 Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites.  Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  A Memorial has been established at the Bill Driscoll Memorial Fund.  Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.


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