WILLIAM J. DRIESSEN, 83, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, April 28, 2006, at Heritage Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne.

Born in Dehehague, Netherlands August 24, 1922, he was a toolmaker, retired from Industra, Fort Wayne. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.

Surviving are son, Alex Driessen, Henniker, N. H.; brothers, Jan and Cor Driessen, both of Holland; grandchildren, Jennifer of Newberryport, Massachusetts, and Douglas of Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was preceded in death by wife, Maria Driessen in April 2002. Graveside service was Tuesday, May 2, at Covington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by Elzey Patterson Rodak Home For Funerals, 6310 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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