Long Hollow District Center
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Vernie M. Driver, age 66, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born to Lena (Max) Driver and Moses H. Driver on December 10, 1943 in Sisseton, South Dakota.
Vernie worked for The Community Health Representative Program for the past nineteen years. He was employed until December 2009. Prior to his work with the CHR Program, Vernie held various positions within the Tribe.
Vernie was a well-known artist and had his artwork displayed locally and throughout the surrounding area.
Vernie grew up in the Long Hollow District Community. He attended elementary school at the Day School as well as Tekakwitha and Wahpeton Indian School. He attended Haskell Indian Jr. College in Lawrence, Kansas where he took art classes and also received his G.E.D.
His passion was his artwork. He loved being with his children, traveling and listening to music.
Vernie is survived by his daughters: Brittania, Destini, Raine, Meadow and Vanessa Driver all of Sisseton, South Dakota, Jeannie (Driver) Bosch of Wahpeton, North Dakota, Crystal Driver of California and Elizabeth LaFromboise of Aberdeen, South Dakota; four sons: Brandon of Sisseton, South Dakota, Vernie M. Driver of Watertown, South Dakota, Vernie Allen Driver of Sisseton, South Dakota and John Driver of Oregon; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Caroline and Doris Driver and one infant daughter: Priscilla Driver.
Funeral services for Vernie Driver will be held on Saturday, April 17th at 2:00 P.M. at Long Hollow District Center.
Interment will follow at the family home site where Vernie grew up.
Drum Group will be “Cook Brothers”.
An all night wake service was held on Thursday, April 15th and Friday, April 16th at Long Hollow District Center.
Honorary Pallbearers will be all of Vernie’s friends and relatives.
Pallbearers will be Louie Quinn, Franklin Keeble, Jonas Keeble, Merle Red Bear, Lloyd (Bubba) LaBelle, and Orson Bernard.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the familiy. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com