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Allen P. Dreiling

March 28, 2018

Allen P. Dreiling, age 80, of Victoria, Kansas, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas. He was born June 25, 1937, in Hays to Alphonse D. and Melosina (Sander) Dreiling.  He married Connie (Brungardt) on June 1, 1957, at Victoria.

He graduated from Victoria High School, Class of 1955, and Hutchison Business College as a Public Accountant.  After college he worked for Burtscher Accounting in Hays and in the 1970’s he started his own business, Dreiling Accounting until his retirement in 2016.

He served on the Victoria Volunteer Fire Department, USD 432 School Board as member and President; Little League coach; Victoria City Council Member and a past  Victoria City Mayor; St Fidelis Church committee and past President; St Fidelis Finance Council, the Victoria Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree, the 4th Degree Assembly Knights of Columbus and The Victoria High School Endowment.  He was one of the founding members of the Cathedral of the Plains Charitable Fund.  He loved golfing, spending time with family, and attending all his grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s events.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Dreiling, of the home; one son, Cletus Dreiling and wife, Rose Ann, Victoria; two daughters, Wanda Karlin and husband Tony and Sandra Dreiling all of Victoria; five grandchildren, Shaun Karlin and wife, Jodi; Brett Karlin and wife, Hannah; Tyler Dreiling and wife, Tricia; Aubrey Jones and husband, John; and Chelsey Dreiling;  eight great grandchildren, Mason and Avery Karlin; Brooklyn and Beckham Karlin; Hayden and Tanner Dreiling; Cooper and Georgia Jones.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert and wife, Thelma; two sisters, Heraldine Kreutzer and husband, Al; Agnes Karlin and husband Erv and one nephew Jimmy Kreutzer.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas.  Burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

A Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degree rosary will be at 7:30 P.M. Friday, followed by a vigil services at 8:00 P.M. Friday, both at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria, Kansas.  The Knights of Columbus will stand honor guard from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday at the mortuary.

Visitation is from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Friday and from 8:30 to 9:45 A.M. Saturday, all at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, Victoria, Kansas.

The family suggests memorials to The Cathedral of the Plains Charitable Fund.

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