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Faythe Drewelow

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Faythe Elizabeth Drewelow, age 79, of New Hampton, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Monday, November 29, 2021 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Rev. Kevin Frey presiding. Interment will follow at the Boyd Cemetery with Bri Zabel, Morgan Zabel, Alex Burke, Hayley Hugeback, Logan Burke, Nic Zabel and Michael Drewelow serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Faythe was born on March 7, 1942, to Richard and Geneva (Lovgren) Bohmbach in Red Wing, Minnesota, and her family lived in Red Wing and Amery, Wisconsin, before moving to Fredericksburg. She attended Fredericksburg High School, where she played basketball, marched with the band and helped her parents after school in the cafe they owned before graduating with the Class of 1960. During Dairy Days one year, she met Harvey Drewelow, who saw Faythe walk by and told his buddies “that’s quite a gal.” A few hours later, they were dancing together and the spark for a lifelong love affair had been lit. The couple was married on Aug. 21, 1960, and the family grew to include four children — Lori, Lennie, Dawn and Bill. The Drewelow kids had a mother who loved them and all of God’s creatures, enjoyed outdoor activities, golfing and bowling and tended the most beautiful flower gardens. Faythe was always there for her children — attending their activities and sporting events, cooking great meals and baking the best treats. The Drewelows lived on a farm near Boyd, and the welcome mat at their home read “dogs welcome; people tolerated,” but that was only half true because Faythe had many friends and loved socializing throughout her life. She and Harvey belonged to a neighborhood card club, and Faythe also loved her “girls card club,” where she, like her friends, enjoyed great camaraderie but always played and loved to win! Faythe worked for Bisel’s Four Seasons Clothing for several years in the 1980s, and after the store closed, she worked at Duffy’s clothing Store in Charles City in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and she loved putting on modeling shows during that time frame. She also was hired to perform as “Mother of the Bride” during a Tide laundry detergent commercial that was shot at the Boyd Lutheran Church and aired nationally. She was a wonderfully supportive grandmother to her seven grandchildren. Faythe and Harvey rarely missed any of their events or games; in fact, they traveled throughout the country to watch them compete in various AAU tournaments. Then again, the couple loved to travel. Faythe and Harvey were always up for an adventure, and some of their favorite trips included journeys to the Panama Canal, Virgin Islands, Alaska and Hawaii. As much as she loved to get away, her family and her pets always had her heart. Her heart was filled with joy in 2020 when her first great-grandchild — Mila — was born. In addition to her card clubs, Faythe was also an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was a member of her circle, participated in various Bible studies, sang in the choir and also played in the bell choir. She lived a long and remarkable life. Like we said, she loved all God’s creatures, and as one of her granddaughters so succinctly put it, “every animal in Heaven is officially spoiled” now that Faythe is there. She leaves a beautiful family — her husband of 61 years, four great kids, seven beautiful grandchildren and one treasured great-granddaughter — but they are comforted by the fact that Faythe’s faith tells them she is in a much better place and that they will get to see that beautiful smile again one day. Faythe is survived by her husband Harvey Drewelow of New Hampton, IA; two sons, Lennie (Melissa) Drewelow of New Hampton, IA, Bill (Terri) Drewelow of Fredericksburg, IA; two daughters, Lori (Russ) Zabel of Northfield, MN, Dawn (Chris) Cain of New Hampton, IA; seven grandchildren; Bri Zabel, Morgan Zabel, Alex Burke, Hayley (Andy) Hugeback, Logan Burke, Nic Zabel, Michael Drewelow; one great-granddaughter, Mila Hugeback; two sisters, Charmone Fisher of Zimmerman, MN, Nancy (Rick) Taylor of Osseo, MN; many nieces and nephews; three grand-puppies, Molly, Rocky and Peanut. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Catherine in infancy; one brother, Ronald Bohmbach; one brother-in-law, Don Fisher.

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  1. So very sorry for your loss Bill Drewelow and family. Faythe was always such a nice and classy lady. Sending you hugs and prayers during this difficult time.

  2. Sending thoughts and prayers to to family and friends. She was definitely a beautiful lady inside and out. Hugs to all.

  3. So very sorry to hear this. Our deepest sympathy to you all. She truly was a beautiful lady, inside and out. May she rest in peace.💖

  4. So sorry to hear this. Sending hugs and sympathies to the family. Dawn Cain you are in my thoughts 💕

  5. Harvey and family, my heart is very sad to hear that Faythe has passed. She was such an elegant classy woman who was so much fun as our neighbor. She will be missed greatly by many! Rest In Peace beautiful Faythe! We all loved you! Jan and Lance Manson

  6. Sorry to hear this Faythe was a very sweet lady we had some good times when we lived out in Boyd . Sending prayers and sympathy to Drewelow family

  7. So sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful lady and always had a smile! You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏

  8. My sympathy and prayers to all the family. Faythe was a wonderful caring and fun lady.We had bowling events, basketball and baseball games with our kids.Rest in peace Faythe.

  9. Faith will be missed by so many! She touched so many lives in such a positive way! A delight…a spitfire…an angel…. a gracious, generous, fun loving soul! I will remember our times (and drinks) together! Rest in Peace Faith and love and prayers to Harvey and all the families and friends she left on earth.

  10. Many prayers of strength to the Drewelow family. Faythe was always so kind and a great friend to my mother. Her grace and elegance will never be forgotten.

  11. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Dena and Zac Palmer and Dean Speicher

  12. We are so sorry for your loss. Faythe was my mom’s best friend, shopping buddy extradonaire and a fun loving card partner. She was always dressed to the nines, quick to smile and laugh and made any event so much fun to be at. We will miss her so much!! In light and love, Carol Underwood Davies and family

  13. Prayers and hugs for the family. Faythe was a beautiful lady, a fun person and good friend. She always had a smile and a good word for everyone. She is missed by many.

  14. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.. What an amazing, loving woman, I had the pleasure knowing and spending time with. Her personality and kindness was truly inspirational down to the core. She is dearly missed. ❤ RIH Your dear friend Liz Peters

  15. Our Thoughts,prayers and sympathy are sent to all of Faythe,s Family. Faythe was a very special person to me and a very good friend,she and I had many great times together.And she will be missed so much. May she find great comfort with our Lord.Marian and Tom Gebel.

  16. We were so sadden to hear about the passing of Faythe. We will keep you all in our thoughts and pray that the lord grants you all the strength to bear the loss. Debby and Greg Zabel

  17. Lori, Russ and family, we pray that the love of God enfolds you during your journey through the sorrow and grief.

  18. So sorry to hear this news. Aunt Faythe was such a lovely person. Dad was very close and fond of her and Uncle Harvey. Prayers to the family as you celebrate a life well lived. Bret & Estela Drewelow

  19. I send my sincere condolences and love to the entire family. Many of my best memories of childhood were when I got to spend time at aunt Faythe’s. She will be missed by so many.

  20. My deepest sympathies to Harvey and the entire family. Faythe was always a beautiful and wonderful person. She treated my family very well and she will always remain in my heart and memories.

  21. So sorry to hear of the loss of such a kind and beautiful lady. Always had a smile on her face and always had the kindest words to say. She will be greatly missed🙏

  22. Harvey and your families, you have my sincere sympathy. To greet Faythe was a privilege, she was always kind and so gracious.

  23. Harvey, My sincerest condolences to you and the family. Faythe was such a kind and gentle person. Prayers to all on your loss.

  24. Harvey and family. From the first time I met Faythe, she has always been a ELEGANT LADY. Love of life showed in her eyes and smile. Hang on to the memories, I know there are many. Randy and Mary Jane Leach

  25. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  26. Dear Drewelow Family – We share your sorrow with the loss of Faythe and send our prayers. With love from Chris & Noah Lamont, Cathy & Mark Coleman

  27. Faythe had a such a heart of gold and never missed an opportunity to visit whenever we met. We are all so lucky to have had her in our lives. Deepest sympathy to Faythe and her family.

  28. Faythe was a remarkable & classy woman who was a great neighbor. We were neighbors for 39 years & couldn’t have asked for a better one! Due to her recent health problems, she is in a better place! Rest in peace Faythe! Jim & Pam Foster

  29. We so enjoyed being neighbors to Faythe she was a class act and loved her gardens and her pups, we had a lot of laughs over the years—sad to see her go but we know life here on earth was not what she would want, so rest in peace dear neighbor!

  30. Harvey and family- I would like to express my condolences to you on Faythe’s passing. I have several good memories of your family and adventures in Boyd!(like raising capons!) Hope the rest of the family is doing ok- Paul Nichols, Decorah

  31. So sorry for your loss💔 She was a wonderful LADY. Boyd is a very close knit small community all its own and the people who live there or have lived there are all FAMILY. Thoughts and Prayers to you all 🌹

  32. Harvey and family. We have many fond memories of Faythe as we enjoyed traveling to some great locations with many friends through the seed business. Laughter was always in abundance. We will cherish those memories and pray that time will heal the hole in your heart. Hugs to you all. Dennis and Sandy Koenig

  33. So very sorry for the Drewelow family. Faythe was indeed quite a gal and will be so missed! My sympathies to you all. I like to think she and Gerald have started a new card club and are having a great time! Love and hugs to you all!!

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