In Memory of Bailey TeWinkel

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday August 14, 2019
O'Connell Family Funeral Home Hudson
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday August 15, 2019
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
14107 Hudson Road South
Afton Minnesota, 55001

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday August 15, 2019
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
14107 Hudson Road South
Afton Minnesota, 55001

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Bailey Anna TeWinkel, 15, Hudson, died unexpectedly from natural causes on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. 

Bailey was born on December 7, 2003 in Burnsville, Minnesota; the youngest daughter of Kurt and Heidi (Buehler) TeWinkel, and loving sister of Carley. Bailey grew up in Hudson where she attended E.P. Rock Elementary School, Hudson Middle School, and was looking forward to being a sophomore at Hudson High School. Bailey had just received her Driver’s Permit and was excited to finally be in the driver’s seat for her family’s beloved time together in the car enjoying the countryside. She was active in the youth group, Circuit, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.  Bailey just returned from a ten-day mission trip to Houston, Texas.  Bailey was most proud of her new job at Dairy Queen. She had just earned her second shirt and wore it as a badge of honor. 

Bailey treasured the many friends she had, and made sure to brighten their day with her jokes, laughs, and infectious smile. Bailey loved sports, especially soccer and hockey. When she was on the field or rink, she shined while giving it her all. Bailey’s free spirit, playful, life of the party positive attitude lit up any room she entered. 

Bailey will forever remain in the hearts of her parents, Kurt and Heidi; her sister and best friend, Carley; and her beloved dog Chico. She is further survived by her grandmothers, Barbara Buehler, Merrill, WI and Kathy TeWinkel, Hudson, WI; great-grandfather, Duane Peterson, Hudson, WI; aunt, Kim (John) Jones, Stevens Point, WI; uncle, Bret (Mercedes) TeWinkel, Navarre, FL; cousins, David and Jaden Jones, Tatiana (Jesse) Prinz, Jessica (JR) Wiggs, and Michael TeWinkel. Bailey was preceded in death by her grandfathers, David Buehler and Ward TeWinkel.

Bailey brought an amazing life to those who knew her.  In her honor, #Always Smile and be kind to one another.  “You know what sounds good right now?….Chipotle”

A funeral service to celebrate Bailey’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15th at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1417 S. Hudson Rd., Afton, MN. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14th at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, as well as one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday. Memorials preferred.

Bailey's Tribute Wall

Tributes (32):

    • I live in Eleva Wi and know Amy Bartels
      I lost my grandson 7 years ago in a tragic
      car accident. My grandson was friends with Joe
      Bartels and live next door to Joe’s grandma Alyce
      I am so sorry for your loss and understand the
      Sadness and the huge hole in your heart
      Joe was so kind and a great friend to my grandson and
      I understand he also was to your daughter Bailey
      My sincere sympathy to your family
      Linda Wenaas

    • I am so saddened to hear this news.
      As a former middle school teacher of Bailey’s, her smile and light still shines in my memory.
      I am praying for the family and friends who are hurting.

    • Kurt and family,
      I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God gives you peace and comfort through this dark time.

    • Heidi,
      You and your family are in my thoughts and I pray for peace and comfort for you. I am terribly sorry for your loss.
      Natasha

    • Dear Tewinkel Family,
      Our hearts ache for you. We will always remember Bailey’s huge contagious smile here at the Family Center – she was such a cute little bug!
      We will be praying for sweet Carley as she begins college with the memory of her sister on her heart. And we will also be praying for you as parents Heidi and Kurt; that God fill the void in your hearts, and give you peace and hope. Hold fast to our Father above.
      God bless and keep you,
      Your friends at Trinity

    • Dear Tewinkel Family,
      Our hearts ache for you. We will always remember Bailey’s huge contagious smile here at the Family Center – she was such a cute little bug!
      We will be praying for sweet Carley as she begins college with the memory of her sister on her heart. And we will also be praying for you as parents Heidi and Kurt; that God fills the void in your hearts, and gives you peace and hope. Hold fast to our Father above.
      God bless and keep you,
      Your friends at Trinity

    • Many thoughts, love, prayers and support going out for you all. What an amazing young lady who was taken too soon. Hold on to the memories for they will help guide you.
      Praying for Peace!
      ~Jill, Frank, Rissa, Kale, Abbi & Dezi

    • We are praying for your family our hearts go out to you
      I remember Bailey as a parent volunteer at Ep Rock for
      Ms bossanys class kindergarten and first grade
      Bailey was always happy and smiling ,truly a joy
      We are all blessed to have known Bailey
      We will you keep your family in our thoughts and prayers as will many many people in our community which shows how Bailey
      Touched so many people with her kindness and joy on earth
      We know Bailey continues to be smiling full of joy and kindness in Heaven

      Peace and prayers TeWinkel Family

      Steele Family

    • Dear TeWinkel family-
      Our hearts are devestated and broken for you. When Carley was in my Girl Scout Troop 52596 I always loved seeing little Bailey with her little smiles and giggles. She was only a month older than my son Andrew. Please know you are very much in our thoughts and hearts. Love to you all.
      Renae (Wipf) White
      Morgan Wipf
      Mikaela Wipf

    • Heidi,

      I am so incredibly sorry to hear about your loss. Sending prayers and love to you.

      -Meredith

    • Heidi & Family ,
      Baileys beautiful smile and outgoing personality will truly be missed. I had the pleasure to spend some time with Bailey when she had sleep overs with Kennedy. She was easy and fun to have around. We loved her. She will be truly missed. Thank you for always having the girls over. They loved being with Bailey in the kitchen goofing around and laughing. I felt like all those girls would live at your house if you let them. You family is precious and thank you for sharing your family with Kennedy. My love and prayers for you. Krista, Kennedy, and Karter Hanson

    • Bailey, I will always remember you for for the beautiful smile and the kind spirit you shared with everyone you met. You made this world a brighter place. My heart breaks along with all those who knew you. I will hold you in my heart.

      May God’s peace, which surpasses all understanding, surround you all.

    • Bailey, I will always remember you for for the beautiful smile and the kind spirit you shared with everyone you met. You made this world a brighter place. My heart breaks along with all those who knew you. I will hold you in my heart.

      May God’s peace, which surpasses all understanding, surround you all.

    • We are so saddened to hear about your loss. We are thinking of all of you-and wishing all of you peace in this heartbreaking time.

    • Heidi-

      Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to you and your loved ones during this challenging and heartbreaking time.

    • Heidi,

      I am so sorry and heartbroken for you and your family. I can’t imagine what you all are going through. You and your family are in my prayers. May God give you peace in this tough time.

    • Kurt and Heidi
      I wake up every day and pray that there will be an answer for this shocking loss. I keep thinking how we are watching these girls grow from kindergarten and Girl Scouts and athletics watching them change year after year. Bailey was always a shining light and we are all blessed to have had her in our lives. Our worlds have all been shook by Bailey’s passing and quite frankly it feels like A nightmare. Still in shock/denial that this has happened. Please know that myself and many others are sending daily prayers your way. Prayers of healing and love. Know that any one of us are here for anything you may need. Bailey will be missed by all. Know she is looking over us and protecting those she loved

    • Heidi, I’m so sorry for your loss. Daon said it well, you are very close in every thought and prayer. Please know your Target family is here for you. Tricia

    • Heidi,

      I am devastated for you and your family. May God keep you and your family close and give you comfort on this journey. Praying for you all.

      Trish

    • Heidi-

      I am so very sorry for your loss. I can’t even begin to imagine the heartbreak you feel. I’m keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Heidi and Family,
      Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

      “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

      Daon Karpan

    • Heidi I am so very sorry and heartbroken for you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

      Michelle

    • Kurt, Heidi and Carley – we are heartbroken for you. We are so sad, it hurts. We love you and send all of our love and prayers. Hold all of your wonderful memories close; Bailey will be with you forever. ~ Kelli, Jim, Shelby, Chelsea & Mike Betz

    • Bailey-
      I just got to know you and your beautiful smile while you were being the hands and feet of Jesus on mission in Houston just two weeks ago! That is how I will always remember you…having fun with friends while serving those in need. Prayers for your Mom, Dad and Sister that they will lean on the Lord in these tough times.

    • 🌹Bailey Attended E. P. Rock Elementary School, I was fortunate to be her Art Teacher. Bailey’s Gigantic SMILE & Giggle brought a Beautiful Energy To The Art Room. She was Kind, Bright, Fun & Beautiful! I am sending my condolences to ALL of 🌺Bailey’s Beloved Ones-I know there are Many! God Bless You Bailey 💜✝️

    • I didnt know Bailey but I just wanted to say how sorry we are for your family. Our thoughts are with you ❤️

    • Bailey,
      you were such a glimmering light. You had the kindest and purest soul. I am heartbroken you slipped away. I will hold fast to my memories of you (seems like you were in my 6th grade class yesterday).
      My love and prayers for peace for your family.
      Mrs. Rhonda Austin -HMS