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Jacob MacDonald, 15

Jacob William MacDonald, age 15, of Howard Lake, passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born Oct. 9, 2001, in Rochester, the son of Bonni and Marcus Halverson and Scott MacDonald.

Jacob was currently in the 10th grade at Dassel-Cokato High School. He was on the football team, wrestling team, and baseball team.

A loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. Jacob had a smile that lit up the room. His great values, strong mind, and amazing spirit lifted everyone up around him.

He loved sports, hanging out with family and friends, and loved having an abundance of fun. Pride and joy reign over him, from every life he touched. We will miss him with all our heart, but will cherish every moment of our life that we got to spend with this wonderful young man!

Jacob was actively involved at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, and Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

He is survived by his parents, Bonni and Marcus Halverson; siblings Brooklin Halverson, and Tyson Halverson, all of Howard Lake; parent Scott MacDonald of Mound; grandparents Lenny and Linda Juncewski of Winsted, John and Pat Halverson of Lester Prairie, Gail MacDonald of California, and Darryl and Elaine MacDonald of Washington; great-grandmothers Sophie Juncewski of Winsted, and Betty Halverson of Kiester, MN; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his cousins, the Shamla twins.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with Father Anthony Stubeda, Father Paul Schumacher, and Father Michael Doyle as concelebrants. Bobbi Ludewig was the organist for the Mass, and James Strehlke was the vocalist. Gift bearers were cousins of Jacob. The eulogy was given by Ryan Weinandt and Bryan Clemen. Readings were given by Theresa Baker, as well as readings and verse heartfully picked by Gracie Mallak.

There was visitation Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the church from 3 to 8 p.m.; and continued Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church.

Casket bearers were Noah Halonen, Josh Deboer, Carter Jerde, Drew Oestreich, Cody Christensen, Billy Gardner, Brad Bickmann, and Jackson Martin.

The Dassel-Cokato wrestling team, Dassel-Cokato football team, and Dassel-Cokato baseball team were honorary casket bearers.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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