Allen P. Dreiling, 80, Victoria, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born June 25, 1937, in Hays to Alphonse D. and Melosina (Sander) Dreiling. He was a 1955 graduate of Victoria High School and Hutchison Business College as a public accountant.

He married Connie (Brungardt) on June 1, 1957, in Victoria. After college he worked for Burtscher Accounting in Hays and in the 1970s he started his own business, Dreiling Accounting, until his retirement in 2016.

He served on the Victoria Volunteer Fire Department, was USD 432 school board member and president; Little League coach; Victoria City Council member and a past Victoria City mayor; St. Fidelis Church committee and past president; St Fidelis Finance Council, the Victoria Knights of Columbus Third Degree, the Fourth Degree Assembly Knights of Columbus and the Victoria High School Endowment. He was one of the founding members of the Cathedral of the Plains Charitable Fund.

He enjoyed golfing, spending time with family, and attending all his grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s events.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Cletus Dreiling and wife, Rose Ann, Victoria; two daughters, Wanda Karlin and husband, Tony, and Sandra Dreiling, all of Victoria; five grandchildren, Shaun Karlin and wife, Jodi, Brett Karlin and wife, Hannah, Tyler Dreiling and wife, Tricia, Aubrey Jones and husband, John, and Chelsey Dreiling; eight great grandchildren, Mason and Avery Karlin, Brooklyn and Beckham Karlin, Hayden and Tanner Dreiling, Cooper and Georgia Jones.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert, and wife, Thelma; two sisters, Heraldine Kreutzer and husband, Al, and Agnes Karlin and husband, Erv; and a nephew, Jimmy Kreutzer.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, both at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS, 67671.

A Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degree rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a vigil at 8 p.m., both at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to The Cathedral of the Plains Charitable Fund in care of the mortuary.

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