Funeral Set for Dassel-Cokato Student 25 Sep 17

The funeral for Dassel-Cokato High School sophomore Jacob MacDonald will be held this week.

Jacob MacDonald

The 15-year-old from Howard Lake died Friday after a reaction from a peanut allergy.

Bonni Halverson, Jacob’s mother, said her son was at a friend’s house a week ago Saturday night and ate a cookie that contained a peanut. He came home an hour later and began vomiting.

Halverson says “We got him an EpiPen, got him right to the hospital. And then it immediately impacted his lungs while we were at the hospital, and the lungs not working put him into cardiac arrest.”

Jacob’s funeral is being held Thursday morning (11am) at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

A GoFundMe campaign has been started for the family’s medical expenses.