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Dylan Falling, 16

Dylan Roy Falling, a 16 year-old son, brother, grandson, student, and friend, passed away from brain trauma suffered from a car accident on Friday, June 5. He gained his angel wings in heaven on Monday, June 8.

Dylan is survived by Dustin and Michelle Falling, his parents; his sister Morgan; grandparents Mary Jo Smith and Roy and Marge Grabanski; his aunts Heather Falling, Heather Lederman, and Candy Grabanski; uncles Eric Lederman, Kyle Smith, Joe Erickson, and Marc Grabanski; cousins Madison, Kennedy, and Mason Erickson; Sophie Smith; Laurence and Levi Lederman; Eva, Caleb, Summer, and Ivory Grabanski; best family friends Karlyn and Tony Behnke and their children Livia, Vaida, and Evan.

Dylan was born on Sept. 7, 2003 at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield, MN.

He was going to enter his junior year at Litchfield High School and was on the A honor roll consistently. He was a student athlete and active participant in football and hockey, and also played a little golf and ran track.

He was looking forward to playing on the varsity teams this fall at LHS as a star running back and goalie. His parents and family were looking forward to watching him score touchdowns and stop power play goals.

He loved hanging out with his classmates, playing Fortnite against his buddies, jet skiing, and spending time out at Lake Stella with his family and friends, and the freedom of heading to a friend’s house or swinging out to McDonald’s to grab some food in his silver Chevy Cruz.

His family also loved hanging out with their sweet, kind, and funny boy.

His Dad loved teaching him and talking through his challenges in life and ensuring he would be an awesome Father just like him. His Mom loved his humor, his smiles, and watching him stop a breakaway in its tracks. His sister loved her big brother taxiing her to school and friends’ homes, and shopping for some new clothes or something he wanted on Amazon.

His grandparents simply loved Dylan so much and were lucky to watch him grow up the past 16 years. We know and trust Dylan will always be our family’s guardian angel watching over our lives now.

A private mass will be held for the family at the Church of St. Philip. A livestream event was held at the Litchfield High School for classmates/teammates of Dylan and Morgan at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17. On Tuesday, June 16, there was a drive-through visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church.

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