Bailey Ana B. Kiel, age 19, of New Germany, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, in Tucson, AZ.
A funeral service will take place Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church (800 Waconia Parkway North) in Waconia, with the Rev. Dale Peterson officiating. Interment will be in Faith Rutz Lake Cemetery, Waconia.
There will be visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials given in Bailey’s memory will be donated towards Mission Jamaica.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.
Bailey came into this world Aug. 13, 1997.
She was currently a sophomore at the University of Arizona.
Bailey grew up in New Germany, and graduated with honors from Waconia High School with the class of 2015. She experienced life with much enthusiasm; riding her horse bareback, winning a state soccer title, performing in the Waconia show choir, and playing with orphans on mission trips to Jamaica.
Bailey was so happy meeting new people and creating wonderful friendships, and hiking and running through the Desert Mountains in Arizona. She had a beautiful smile and a laugh that went everywhere.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Peter Kiel; and cousins Nathaniel Bowman and Mark Elmer Bjerke.
Bailey is survived by her loving family: parents Patrick and Lynette Kiel of New Germany; sister Alana Kiel; brothers Logan Kiel and Gabriel Kiel; grandparents Luther and Joanna Bjerke of Hatton, ND, Chris and Barb Peebles of Chaska, and Dennis and Barb Kiel of White Bear Lake; and great-grandparents Carolyn Larson of Chaska, Josephine Kiel of Stillwater, and Sarah Peebles of Van Buren, AR.
She is further survived by aunts and uncles Leann and Rich Bowman of Utah, Mark Bjerke (Diana Hall) of Fargo, ND, Debbie Bjerke of Mesa, AZ, Marla and John Buechner of FL, Lucinda and Rob Ellis of Dallas, TX, Jeremy Peebles and fiancée Nicole Campbell of Becker, and Auntie Kimberly of Chaska; cousins Christopher Bowman, Melani (Gavin) Fulwider, Heather Bowman, Jay (Kayly) Bowman, Kip Bowman, Gillian (Ben) Letsche, Alex (Ashley) Bjerke, Chelsea Bjerke, Matt Buechner, Andy Buechner (Taylor), Carly Buechner (Matt), Riley Ellis, Delaney Ellis, Jordan Peebles, and Makaeyla; and other relatives and friends.