Tributes after high school senior's unexpected death at age of 17

The teen from St. Francis died on Monday.
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Tributes have been paid to a St. Francis High School senior who has died at the age of 17.

Per an obituary, Parker Peterson "passed away unexpectedly" on Monday, and is survived by his parents, Jamie (Nikki) Peterson and Kristy (Drake) McCreary, and five siblings.

He had a passion for all sports, the obituary reads, and he was also a staffer at The Crier, the student newspaper for St. Francis High School, where his profile listed his interests as hunting, fishing and golf.

GoFundMe campaign was launched by his friends on Tuesday, aimed at removing the financial burden associated with his family's loss. It has received $3,300 in donations as of Thursday afternoon.

"Parker was a brother, son, friend, teammate, and so much more. Parker played basketball, football, and golf all throughout his whole life," it says.

"We will always remember his silly, funny, loving remarks he has left behind."

The St. Francis Boys' Basketball team dedicated their performance at a Tuesday night game in the teenager's honor.

No details as to his cause of death have been released publicly by his family.

The Peterson and McCreary families have announced that funeral services will be held at the Our Savior's Lutheran Church at 19001 Jackson St. NE. in East Bethel.

Visitation will be on Sunday, with the funeral held Monday.

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