Alfred J. “Fritz” Dreiling

Victoria, Kansas – Alfred J. “Fritz” Dreiling, age 81, died Monday, October 14, 2013, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas.
He was born November 18, 1931, in Victoria, Kansas, to Alphonse J. and Sophie (Sander) Dreiling. He married Myrna (Tapp) on June 3, 1957, in Victoria, Kansas. She died June 15, 2007.
He was a farmer and an independent oil operator. He worked for the IRS for 13 years and then worked for Producers Gas for 8 years. He was a1949 graduate of Victoria High School, a graduate of Fort Hays State College and a Korean veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church and V.F.W. Post #1751, both of Victoria, Kansas. He was a past member of the Victoria School Board, St. John’s Rest Home Board of Directors and Ellis County United Way Board
Survivors include two sons, John “Mike” Dreiling, Victoria, KS; Bart Dreiling and wife, Kimberly, Shawnee, KS; four daughters, Carrie Mitchell and husband, William M., Scottsdale, AZ; Theresa Dreiling and husband, Bruce Niemi, Tulsa, OK., Anne Dreiling, Denver, CO., Julie Dzierzawski, and husband Joseph, Pittsburg, PA; four brothers, Marvin O. Dreiling and wife, Dorothy, Hays, KS; Charles Dreiling and Tom Dreiling, both of Victoria, KS, Jim Dreiling, Denver, CO; two sisters, Lucy Roth and husband, Bob, Wichita, KS; Theresa Ellis and husband, Clark, Lafayette, CO; one sister-in-law, Mary Frances Dreiling, Victoria, KS; one brother-in-law, Will Dell, Littleton, CO; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Myrna, two brothers, Elmer Dreiling and Hubert Dreiling, three sisters, Lorraine Bird, Ruth Stephens and Mary Ellen Dell.
Services are at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, October 17, 2013, at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, Kansas. A private family inurnment will be at St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, Kansas.
A vigil service will be at 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, followed by a V.F.W. and the Class of 1949 rosary at 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, all at Cline’s Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria, Kansas 67671.
Visitation is from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday and from 8:30 to 9:45 A.M. Thursday, all at Cline’s Mortuary Victoria, Kansas.
Memorials to St. Fidelis Catholic Church or Hospice of Hays Medical Center. Condolences can be sent via e-mail to