The Industry Mourns the Passing of Fritz Driver - Engine Builder Magazine

The Industry Mourns the Passing of Fritz Driver

Fritz Driver, the previous owner of Gopher Motors, passed away on December 25, 2018. He was 91.

Fritz Driver, the previous owner of Gopher Motors, passed away on December 25, 2018. He was 91. Driver was an important part of the Gopher operation, working with vendors and securing and maintaining inventory.

Driver is survived by his wife Joan; children: Fritz, Paul, Kathy (Brett) Servin, Daniel, Jody (Jack) Heitzman, Susan, Raymond (Diane), Mary (Kevin) Olson, Penny (Scott) Larson; 19 Grandchildren; and 4 Great-Grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 5th, 11 AM at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN.

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