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Verlin F. Dreiling

July 8, 2018

Verlin F. Dreiling – age 90, former Hays, Kansas resident, died Sunday, July 8, 2018, at his daughter’s home in Wichita, Kansas. He was born January 1, 1928, in Victoria, Kansas, to Frank J.A. and Basilia (Billinger) Dreiling.  He married Henrietta “Janie” (Brown) on July 12, 1948, at Hays, Kansas.  She preceded him in death on July 29, 2010.

He was a Linotype Setter at The Hays Daily News for 42 years and retired in 1990. He was a 1946 graduate of Hays High School, a veteran of the US Army and served in Korea.  He was member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9076 both of Hays, Kansas. Verlin moved to Wichita in 2009.

Survivors include one son, Kevin Dreiling and wife, Jan, Hutchinson, KS; three daughters, Linda Lesovsky and husband, Don, Lakewood, CO; Lois Smith and husband, Jerold, Marion, KS; Judith Purdy and husband, Jim, Wichita, KS; one brother, Marvin Dreiling and wife, Katie, Hays, KS; one sister, Edna Wagner, Wheatridge, CO; one sister-in-law, Norma Jean Dreiling, Denver, CO; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; four brothers, Gerald, Elmer, Linus and Norman Dreiling; and four sisters, Lorraine McCormick, Luella Munk, Vera Pfannenstiel and Susie Weisgerber.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, Kansas with military honors by the Hays V.F.W. Post No. 9076.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays

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