Bonnie Lee Driggers

May 17, 1955 – April 14, 2020

Bonnie Lee Driggers, 64 of Bryan, passed away peacefully to her eternal home on April 14th.

Bonnie was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts. She was raised in Redfield, South Dakota. Upon completion of high school she was accepted into North Dakota State School of Science, where she completed her training to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Over the past 44 years as a nurse she took tremendous joy and pride in the care that she provided to her patients. Her career at CHI St. Joseph started as a temporary position, but she was so loved by everyone that it resulted in a full time position that lasted for 20 years.

She fought a brave and courageous battle with cancer, and continued to fight until the very end.

Her family, nursing, baking cakes, and fishing were a few of the many things she enjoyed. She took great pride in her family and cherished any time spent with them. She was a wonderful, fun loving Nana to a number of children. She proved on a daily basis that blood doesn’t make you a family.

She is proceeded in death by her late husband Lewis Dene Driggers, her father Charles Seefeldt, and her stepfathers Leonard Larsen, and Oscar Olson.

She is survived by her fiancée James Ellison, her mother Janet Olson, her sisters Pam Kimber, Lesa (David) Qualls, Paula Sattler, Charlene Loterbauer, and Peggy Brooks. Her children Janalee Seefeldt, Daniel (Chenae) Driggers, Joni(John) Kocher, and Alma (Cisco) Jimenez. Her grandchildren Mackenzie Driggers, Clayton and Carson Kocher, Xavier, AJ, and Itzy Jimenez. As well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make contributions to the American Cancer Society or Wienerspiel (Dog Rescue).

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Condolences

  1. Jana, sending our sympathy to your and your family in Texas. Remembering the cousin reunion here in S.D. a few years ago and all the visiting we did. Praying God will bless you and comfort you knowing Bonnie is at peace in her heavenly home in the arms of our Savior. Love, Larry and Sally

  2. Jana, i send many prayers and hugs to you and the whole family. I am very blessed to have known your mother. She was always full of laughs and kindness. She will be truly missed. I pray God brings you the comfort through this. I know your mom has already given you the strength. Much love.

  3. Jana, sending lots of prayers and hugs to you, your brother and family. I was always excited to see Bonnie come through the doors at the store. I was always ready for our little chats, she always made me laugh. I will miss her so and our little chats we would have. Just know we’re always here for you if you need anything. We love you!

  4. I am so sorry to hear of loss of Bonnie! She was an angel on earth and an incredible nurse with a passion for her patients! She always made me smile and was my friend! She always gave me her famous chex mix every year at Christmas! She taught me so much. May God bless all of her family!

  5. I am so glad to be part of her family. Shes in a better place and no more suffering, She was an Angel to all and will always be . Everytime I see a Hummingbird I will always think of her. She has put a smile on so many faces through her bubbly personality and generous giving of herself and gifts. She was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister and friend to all. Her extended family was so big as well. She loved to fish, bake,and was great at anything she tried to do. After the loss of Dean she try to struggle forward , being tough and not letting her grief get in the way of sharing herself with others. Later James came along and filled some of her void of loneliness she had. She will be missed by many, and remembered by more. We love you Bonnie… Till we meet again….

    Forever and always,
    David & Lesa

  6. Janet Olson mother of a beautiful daughter inside and out. Bonnie loved everyone with little judgment of others unless they spoke a unkind word against family, 0r friends that as family. More than just mother and daughter we were best friends. Our bond was so close we knew when the other was hurting mentally or physically our phone kept us connected even from distances.

    Forever and always.
    Momma

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. I remember her as a little girl and enjoyed seeing her again at the cousins gathering.

  8. Bonnie, I will miss you so very much. I’m thankful for all your guidance love and support you gave me the past few years. Thank you for teaching me and pushing me always. Praying for your family and sending my condolences and love. LOVE YOU BONNIE

  9. Bonnie was my friend, and she also worked for me at CHI-St. Joseph as my office nurse.
    She was a tremendous blessing to me and my patients.
    Bonnie had a big loving heart for people, and it was fun to work with her for the last few years until my retirement.
    She had a great memory for the patients she had cared for through the years, and her keen insights were very helpful.
    She not only was very competent, but she was also very loyal. She looked out for me, and as she would say to me, “I have your back”. Bonnie was trustworthy.
    Bonnie was a giver. Christmas time revealed her generous heart as she would give a basket filled with so many different homemade cookies, candies, snacks—and all were delicious (she was a great cook!).
    Bonnie almost knew no boundaries on who was her family. She welcomed many into her life. As she would tell me about her “family members”, it was not possible to tell who was related to her and who was her “adopted” family. She was so much fun to talk with. Many a time she would show me “family” pictures and tell me tales about her kids and grandkids.
    Bonnie was straightforward and honest, and she didn’t mind speaking her mind if it was necessary. She was always so respectful to me, and she made my last few years at work very blessed.
    I thank God for Bonnie Driggers. I know God gave her to me for my twilight years of medical practice, and she made them very pleasant.
    As with so many others, I will miss her.
    David Segrest, MD, retired

  10. Bonnie was my friend, and she also worked for me at CHI-St. Joseph as my office nurse.
    She was a tremendous blessing to me and my patients.
    Bonnie had a big loving heart for people, and it was fun to work with her for the last few years until my retirement.
    She had a great memory for the patients she had cared for through the years, and her keen insights were very helpful.
    She not only was very competent, but she was also very loyal. She looked out for me, and as she would say to me, “I have your back”. Bonnie was trustworthy.
    Bonnie was a giver. Christmas time revealed her generous heart as she would give a basket filled with so many different homemade cookies, candies, snacks—and all were delicious (she was a great cook!).
    Bonnie almost knew no boundaries on who was her family. She welcomed many into her life. As she would tell me about her “family members”, it was not possible to tell who was related to her and who was her “adopted” family. She was so much fun to talk with. Many a time she would show me “family” pictures and tell me tales about her kids and grandkids.
    Bonnie was straightforward and honest, and she didn’t mind speaking her mind if it was necessary. She was always so respectful to me, and she made my last few years at work very blessed.
    I thank God for Bonnie Driggers. I know God gave her to me for my twilight years of medical practice, and she made them very pleasant.
    As with so many others, I will miss her.
    David Segrest, MD, retired

  11. Your Mom and grandmother was an amazing lady. Always ready to share hope and happiness. Lewis and she was a dynamic duo that I had the pleasure of serving. Very sweet
    Kind and passionate couple. You have big shoes to fill but I know the love they both had for family and you all will live their legacy beautifully. Sincerest condolences.
    ❤️

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