Fr. Augustine Dreiling OSB, 81 of Conception Missouri died June 21, 2013 at St Stephen’s Infirmary, Conception Abbey, Conception.
Fr. Augustine was born February 5, 1932 in Collyer, Kansas, the son of Peter and Clara (Bollig) Dreiling. A graduate of Conception Seminary High School and School of Theology, Fr. Augustine professed as a Benedictine monk on September 3, 1953. He was ordained a priest May 27, 1958.
Fr. Augustine was assigned to St Bernard Church, McLaughlin, South Dakota (1960-70); St Peter Church, Fort Yates, North Dakota (1970-75); St Aloysius Church, Kansas City, Missouri (1975-1980); St Columban church, Chillicothe, Missouri (1980-89); St Paul Church, Tarkio, Missouri and St Benedict Church, Burlington Junction, Missouri (1990-93) and St. Columba Parish in Conception Junction 1993-2009). He retired and returned to the Abbey in Conception at that time.
Fr. Augustine was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his monastic community, three brothers: Eugene Dreiling, Grinnell, Kansas; Robert Dreiling, Wakeeney, Kansas and James Dreiling, Kensington, Kansas; two sisters: Rose Marie Hoerman, Manhattan, Kansas and Sr. Rose Dreiling, CSJ, Concordia, Kansas and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation begins at 7 pm Sunday, June 23, 2013 with Vespers of the Dead at 7:15 pm in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Conception, Missouri.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Basilica with burial following at St. Columba Cemetery, Conception.
Price Funeral Home (www.pricefuneralhomemaryville.com) Maryville, Missouri.