Ronald “Ron” Dreher

Ronald “Ron” Dreher, 66, Hays, died Thursday, March 18, 2021, at his home.

He was born April 18, 1954, in Hays, to Wendelin and Sophia (Dreiling) Dreher.  He attended Hays High School.  

He married Kathleen “Kathy” Legleiter  on July 8, 1977, in Hays, and they celebrated 43 years of marriage.  For 38 years, he was the owner and operator of Dreher Guttering.  He owned rental properties and remodeled and flipped houses.  

He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Sons of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  

His one of a kind voice was well known and all knew when he walked in the room.  He was always willing to help others and enjoyed gambling and volunteering at the Hays VFW Post No. 9076.

Survivors include his wife, Hays; four daughters, Kim Middleton and husband, Todd, Shawnee, Tonya Reeves and husband, Kelley, Lenexa, Kristina Pasek and husband, Kevin, Hays, and Tara Dreher, Manhattan; a brother, Don Dreher and wife, Judy, Hays;  a sister-in-law, Lois Dreher, Hays; eight grandchildren, Teagan Middleton, Laken Pasek, Brianna Reeves, Tate Middleton, Deklan Pasek, Grayson Pasek, Kaylie Reeves, and Dylan Reeves; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bob Dreher; and a great niece, Chloe Medina.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; inurnment in St. Joseph Cemetery. 

Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday, both at the church.

 A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a vigil at 6:30 p.m., both at the church.  

Memorials are suggested to Holy Family Elementary or Hays VFW Post No. 9076, in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

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Published on March 20, 2021