Paulette M. Sander

Paulette M. Sander, 84, Hays, formerly of Victoria, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at Hays Medical Center. She was born April 29, 1936, in Victoria to Dionysius F. “Dan” and Catherine (Bach) Dreiling. She grew up in Victoria and was a 1955 graduate of Victoria High School.

She married Norman L. Sander on Nov. 12, 1956, in Victoria. She was the office manager/school secretary at Victoria Grade School for many years and was bookkeeper at R & S Oilfield Services for 13 years. She also worked at Woolworth’s in Hays and was a seamstress at Aaron’s Wear. She lived in Hays and Gorham until they built the home at Victoria in 1965. In 2010, they sold their home and traveled in their motor home until moving to Knoxville, Tenn., in 2014. They moved back to Kansas in 2018, and settled in Hays.

She enjoyed traveling, camping, boating, fishing, cooking and gardening.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Norman Sander Jr, and wife, Sherry, Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Debbie Leickteig and husband, Dan, Greeley; four brothers, Dan Dreiling and wife, Elaine, Topeka, Frank Dreiling and wife, Kathy and Lloyd Dreiling and wife, Eileen, all of Kansas City, Kan., and Roy Dreiling and wife, Linda, Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Luella Bowman, Eldorado and Cathy Roth and husband, Tom, Atlanta; three grandchildren, Trent Karlin, Clayton Murray and Aaron Sander; and a great-grandchild, Adison Karlin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Lillian Dreiling, Norma Jean Wellbrock and Charlene Roth.

Services will be held at a later date at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; inurnment will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

Memorials are suggested to St. Fidelis Cemetery in care of Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E.22nd, Hays, KS 67601.

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Posted online on September 05, 2020