Jerry Celestin Dreiling, 74 St. John, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Hutchinson Regional Hospital.

He was born Nov. 25, 1943, in Ellis to Celestin J. and Bernadette M. (Riedel) Dreiling.

He married Janice K. (Curtis) on Nov. 6, 1970, in St. John. He was a retired independent trucker, farmer and cattleman.

Survivors include his wife, St. John; a son, Michael J. Dreiling, Great Bend; a daughter, Janette L. Meis, Hays; two brothers, Robert Dreiling, Hays, and Clarence “Butch” Dreiling, Holdredge, Neb.; a sister, El Freda Eberle, Fort Collins, Colo.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Minnis Chapel, St. John.

Memorials are suggested to Rebecca A. Morrison House in care of the chapel.