He was born September 21, 1961 in Hays, the son of Hubert A. and Clementine M. (Zerr) Dreiling. In 1979, he graduated from Thomas More Prep-Marian High school. On April 20, 1985, he was united in marriage to Margie A. Roth at St. Fidelis Church in Victoria, and they celebrated 34 years of marriage. He was a Facilities Specialist / Welder at Fort Hays State University. His memberships included The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Schoenchen Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council #4166, and Helping Hands of God. Dave enjoyed welding, golfing, mowing, washing vehicles, being outdoors, and cooking. He liked cattle, old tractors, beer, playing pinochle, and loved to spend time with his granddaughters.
Survivors include his wife; Margie of the home in Schoenchen, a son; Nicholas D. Dreiling and fiancé Jennifer Rome of Hays, a daughter; Sara A. Zimmerman and husband Kyle of Schoenchen, three granddaughters; Abigail and Ellie Zimmerman and Mindy Dreiling, a brother; Chris Dreiling of Victoria, a sister; Sandy Gottschalk of Hays, his mother-in-law; Jean Roth of Victoria, his brothers and sisters-in-law; Tom Roth of Victoria, Chris Roth and wife Kara of Fort Collins, CO, Joe Roth and wife Christine of Russell, and John Roth and wife Annie of Casper, WY, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law; Bernard Roth, and his brother-in-law; Keith Gottschalk.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3:00 pm on Friday, July 12, 2019 at The Basilica of St. Fidelis with Fr. John Schmeidler officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Thursday and from 2:00 pm until service time on Friday, all at the church. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 6:00 pm, a vigil service will be at 6:30 pm, followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:00 pm, all on Thursday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the TMP-Marian Future Farmers of America Chapter, Tammy Walker Cancer Center, or The Basilica of St. Fidelis, in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays, Kansas. Condolences and memories of Dave may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com