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Edwin "Eddie" J. Dreher

May 31, 2019


Edwin (Eddie) Dreher, age 86 of Plainville passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 in Plainville.  He was born Aug. 14, 1932 in Schoenchen, Kansas to Joseph C. and Philomena (Klaus) Dreher.  He was married to Caroline Jacobs on Aug. 6, 1951.

Eddie was a jack of many trades.  He was 17 years old when he moved to Plainville.  He worked for Floyd Kelly.  He worked at C&W Machine shop for 10 years.   He also worked as a roughneck and pumper in the oil field for 40 years.  He was president of the Senior Center for 15 years.  He loved going on trips.  He brags about all the places he has been and all the new friends he made.  One of his favorite things to do was go to sporting events.  He received Fan of the Year for the Cardinals two times.  He was very proud of that honor.  He always had stories to tell.  He was a member of the Plainville Knights of Columbus for many years.  He did miss his wife a lot.  After she passed away he said he did not realize how many little things there are to do.  Two of his main sayings were “Enjoy your meal it might be your last”.  Or “at his age he can’t run away from home, he has to walk. We are all proud to call him our Dad.  Until we would go to a sporting event and he’s yelling at a player and his parents are sitting behind us.  LOL

He is survived by his children, Ed Jr. Dreher and wife Evangeline of Plainville, Carol Sue Rozean of Hays, Frank Dreher and wife Katrina of Corpus Christi and Joe Dreher and wife Melissa, Oberlin; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Dreher of Hays; grandchildren, Amanda Meyers, Travis Rozean, Shanna Vanalstine, Nichole Berry, Kyle Dreher, Jamie Grooms, Nola Bridgens, Jameson Dreher, Jordan and Dayton Dreher; 23 great grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Dreher of Topeka and Irvin Dreher of Hays; and two sisters, Rosine Rohr of Garden City and Lillian Van House of Andover.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline of 65 years; his parents; a son, Rick Dreher; a son-in-law, Doug Rozean; a grandchild, Jessica Dreher; four brothers, Alex Dreher, Plainville, Vic Dreher, Hays, Norbert Dreher, Salina and Ernest Dreher, Hoisington.  Four sisters, Marcella Herrman, Liebenthal, Albertine Haselhorst, Hays, Angie Herrman, LaCrosse, Agnes Spies, Salina. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainville, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Officiating the services will be Fr. Brian Lager.

Visitation will be Monday 5 PM - 7 PM and Tuesday 9 AM until service time all at Sacred Heart Church.

A combined Knights of Columbus rosary and parish vigil service will be 7 PM on Monday at the church.

Arrangements in care of Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Sacred Heart School or the Plainville High School Athletic Department.

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June 3, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Plainville, ks

Combined rosary and vigil service
June 3, 2019

7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Plainville, ks

Funeral Mass
June 4, 2019

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Plainville, ks

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