Edna E. (Schulte) Dreiling, 94, Victoria, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society, Hays.
She was born Nov. 19, 1923, east of Victoria to Bernard H. and Clara (Linenberger) Schulte. She was a 1942 graduate of Victoria High School.
She married Fridolin “Fred” B. Dreiling on June 2, 1947, in Victoria. He preceded her in death Feb. 17, 2013. She was employed as a cook at St. John’s Rest Home and St. Francis Seminary for eight years, then cooked for the Capuchin Friars in Victoria for 23 years and worked in her early years at the Victoria Co-op grocery store.
She was a member of the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 1751 and 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, Utah, Joel Dreiling and wife, Melinda, Hays, and John Dreiling, Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Rose Rifford, Hays, and Mary Jones and husband, Carroll, Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Caroline Pfeifer, Hays; two sisters-in-law, Cora Schulte, Victoria, and Rosie Schulte, Hays; six grandchildren, Stephanie Boohar and husband, Jim, Mark Dreiling, George Rifford and wife, Michelle, Jennifer Altman and husband, Brock, Jeremy Dreiling and wife, Amy, and Jay Dreiling; and four great-grandchildren, Paige and Hailey Rifford, Katie Boohar, Grant Altman; and soon to be great-grand-daughter due in December.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 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 a.m. Friday at the Basilica of St. Fidelis; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Clines’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601 and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at The Basilica.
A Daughters of Isabella rosary and a V.F.W. Auxiliary memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, both at the mortuary.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to Good Samaritan Society of Hays or Cathedral of the Plains Charitable Fund, in care of the mortuary.
Condolences can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.