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February 12, 2004 – November 30, 2021

Faith Olivia Dressel, age 17, of Winsted passed away on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born on February 12, 2004 in Waconia the daughter of Gary & Allyson (Westrud) Dressel.

Faith was a senior in high school at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.

She enjoyed listening to music, going for walks, watching movies and playing with musical toys.  She also was fond of special times with family and friends and participating in 5K races.

Survived by her loving parents: Gary & Allyson Dressel; siblings: Emily, Nathan and Clare Dressel; paternal grandparents: Ron & Sue Dressel; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Harland & Darlene Westrud.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Faith Dressel will be held on Friday, December 10th, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.   Father Kenneth O’Hotto will be the Celebrant.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 9th AT THE CHURCH from 4-8 P.M.   A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 P.M.  Further visitation will be held on Friday morning, December 10th at the church from 9:00-10:15 A.M.

Casket Bearers will be Faith’s uncles: David Dressel, Mike Dressel, Shawn Leuer, Ryan Heimerl, Jeff Westrud, Jim Zumbusch and Eric Vos.

In lieu of Flowers and Memorials, the family requests that donations be made to The Inclusive Playground in Waconia, MN.   Donations can be made on their Go Fund Me  page ( or by check made directly to the City of Waconia with “Inclusive Playground” in the memo line.   Please include “in memory of Faith” either in the memo line or just in a note that comes with the donation.   Checks can be dropped off at Waconia City Hall (201 South Vine Street) or mailed to:

City of Waconia

c/o Jackie Schulze

201 South Vine Street

Waconia, MN  55387

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.    Online condolences may be made to




12 Guestbook Entries

  1. Diane

    Faith was a beautiful young lady she touched many❤️❤️❤️

  2. Jessica Handt

    Sorry for your loss. May God comfort and bless you at this difficult time.

  3. Terri McCormick

    Gary and Allyson,

    What amazing parents you have been to your precious Faith. Though your hearts are very heavy, I pray that God will give you a special measure of strength, courage, and even peace now and in the days to come.

    Please know my thoughts with you and your family during this time of grief.

    Terri McCormick

  4. Lisa Hagen

    My deepest sympathy and prayers on the passing of your beautiful Faith. I remember the day she was born. What a joy she has brought to so many. May she forever live on in your wonderful memories. Fly high Faith.

  5. Amy Parks

    Our prayers for your healing.
    Todd, Amy, Henry and Stella Parks

  6. Deacon Mike Thoennes

    Gary and Allyson (and family),

    I was shocked at the passing of your daughter, Faith. Know that I will pray the office of the dead for her. May God carry you through these difficult days. If there’s anything I can do for your family, you know how to get a hold of me

  7. Jennifer Rodríguez Torres

    Lo siento mucho Dios la tenga en su santa Gloria

  8. Kathy Hertzog

    I was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Faiths passing. May the love and support of family and friends help you through this very difficult time. My heart goes out to you and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Michelle Hutchison

    Feeling your pain and sorrow ♥️ All the way from
    NZ xxxxxxx

  10. Rhonda Decker

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for your family.

  11. Louise Arlien

    Dear Dressel family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Many prayers for all of you.

  12. Carrie Knott

    Allyson & Family,
    So sorry to hear of Faith’s passing. Prayers for comfort and peace.


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