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Edna E. Dreiling

December 3, 2017

     Victoria, Kansas – Edna E. (Schulte) Dreiling, age 94, died Sunday, December 3, 2017, at The Good Samaritan Society of Hays. She was born November 19, 1923, on the family farm east of Victoria, Kansas, to Bernard H. and Clara (Linenberger) Schulte. She married Fridolin “Fred” B. Dreiling on June 2, 1947, in Victoria, Kansas.   He preceded her in death on February 17, 2013.

She was employed as a cook at St. John’s Rest Home and St. Francis Seminary for eight years and then cooked for the Capuchin Friars in Victoria for 23 years.  She worked in her early years at the Victoria Co-op grocery store and was a 1942 graduate of Victoria High School.  She was a member of the Basilica of St. Fidelis, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post # 1751, Daughters of Isabella all of Victoria.  She was an Affiliated Member of the Capuchin Province of Mid-America.  She enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, crossword puzzles, embroidery and spending time with her family.

Survivors include three sons, Rene Dreiling and wife, Marilyn “Mimi”, Syracuse, UT; Joel Dreiling and wife, Melinda, Hays, KS; and John Dreiling, Tulsa, OK; two daughters, Rose Rifford, Hays, KS; Mary Jones and husband, Carroll, Lexington, KY; one sister, Caroline Pfeifer, Hays KS; two sisters-in-law, Cora Schulte, Victoria, KS; Rosie Schulte, Hays; six grandchildren, Stephanie Boohar (Jim), Mark Dreiling, George Rifford (Michelle), Jennifer Altman (Brock), Jeremy Dreiling (Amy), and Jay Dreiling; and four great-grandchildren, Paige and Hailey Rifford, Katie Boohar, Grant Altman, and one soon to be great grand-daughter due in December. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; six brothers, Father Herman Schulte, John Schulte and wife, Molly, Robert Schulte and wife Verna, Ed Schulte and wife, Martha, Denis Schulte, Benny Schulte; and a sister, Georgina Schulte.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 8, 2017, at the Basilica of St. Fidelis. Burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, Kansas. 

Daughters of Isabella rosary and a V.F.W. Auxiliary memorial service at 5:30 P.M. Thursday, and a vigil service will be at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, both at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, at Clines-Keithley Mortuary of Hays and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Friday, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis

Memorials are suggested to Good Samaritan Society of Hays or Cathedral of the Plains Charitable Fund.

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 Service Information

Funeral Mass
December 8, 2017

10:00 AM
Basilica of St. Fidelis
Victoria, Kansas 67671

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