Duane Joseph Dreiling, 59, Olathe, died May 10th, 2020, surrounded by his wife and children at Advent Health Shawnee Mission. He was born March 24th,1961 in Hays, KS, the youngest of five children to Richard “Rich” and Lucida “Zita” (Schmidt) Dreiling.
On April 27th, 1996, he was united in marriage to Deborah A. Dreiling (Jamison), and they recently celebrated 24 loving years of marriage.
Duane was an avid fishing enthusiast, and would fish any chance he had; crappies being his favorite fish to catch and eat. He had a real passion for woodworks which was inherited from his father, whom had a business in Hays, KS “Rich’s Woodcrafts”. Over the years he has created many treasured masterpieces, given out freely and generously to close family members and friends.
He worked for much of his life as a remarkable painter and handyman; there was no job Duane couldn’t do. Being the perfectionist he was, his attention to detail was second to none; always proud of every job he ever completed.
Duane was a very loyal Chiefs fan, and was delighted to witness their victory this past season, when they won the Superbowl. In his youth much time was spent riding bikes with friends in his hometown of Hays. From a very early age Duane developed quite the taste buds, enjoying every bite of his mother’s chocolate sour cream cake. He has stated numerous times, along with his siblings whom are in agreement, that there was not one meal she made that they did not like. Duane was also quite the cook and enjoyed perfecting his many barbecue creations, much to all his family's delight.
Duane is survived by his wife; Debbie of the home, his father-in-law and mother-in-law; Ken and Theresa Fieldan of Kansas City, a son; Allen Hage of Grandview, MO, five daughters; Ashley Hughes and husband Shawn of Gardner, Danielle Lowrey and fiancé Mitch Bouy of Coffeyville, Chelsea Dreiling and partner Brittany Drolet of Olathe, Kelsey Good and husband Alex of Melbourne, Australia, and Jennifer Dieckman of Independence, MO. Also one brother; Howard and wife Vera of Arlington, TX, two sisters; Shirley Dreiling of Hays, and Linda Haas and husband Fredd of Des Moines, IA, and a sister-in-law Betty Dreiling of Centerville, IN, nine grandchildren; Raigen, Kailen, Brynlee, Fallyn, Destiny, James, Weston, Jonah, with an additional grandchild on the way, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard “Rick” Dreiling.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date, due to the current circumstances regarding restrictions on gatherings, for the health and safety of family and friends.
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