Published in the Iola Register on Feb. 15, 2013.

ALLEN "BIG AL" DREILING

ALLEN "BIG AL" DREILING
1950-2013
Allen Othmar Dreiling, 62, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died and went to be with Our Lord on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.
He was born to the late Othmar "Ott" and  Lillian "Lila" Dreiling on June 28, 1950, in Hays, Kan. Allen graduated from Saint Joseph Military Academy (since renamed Thomas More Prep) and later received a BS in Political Science from the Fort Hays State University. He married Pamela Jacobs in 1975, and they lived together in Hays, Kan., before relocating to Concordia, Kan., where they began growing a family. They divorced in 1990.
Allen later married Carol Trimble on Nov. 15, 2008, in Penrose, Colo.
Allen earned a living over the years as a rodeo cowboy, farrier, salesman, law enforcement officer, insurance agent, and finally a realtor. Allen enjoyed maintaining physical and mental fitness, the camaraderie of his many friends, and always sought the Truth. Allen loved horses and transformed from cowboy-farrier to a gentle horse trainer. Allen was most passionate about sharing his faith and spiritual convictions with others as his best effort to give God the Glory.
After privately battling unusual weakness and pain in the Fall of 2012, he learned he had terminal cancer in January 2013. Allen praised God for the gift of his life, wanting to live the rest of his days without surgery or treatment and drawing his strength and Daily Bread from Our Heavenly Creator.
Allen is survived by his loving wife, Carol, and his three adult children: Gabriel Dreiling of Athens, Ala.; Joelle Davis of Mount Dora, Fla.; and Cicely Youngblood of Athens, Ala. He also is survived by five healthy grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Sol Amor Hospice Foundation of Colorado Springs, Colo., by Internet, Mail, or Phone, 603.964.5183.
A graveside ceremony will be held in a quiet rural setting off Highway 115 in Penrose, Colo. It will be arranged in the coming weeks. He will be sorely missed and always loved by all who knew him, especially his wife and children.