Peyton Baumgarth was 13 years old and in his first semester of 8th grade at Washington Middle School (in Washington, MO), when he died of Covid-19 on October 31st, 2020. He was the youngest person to die, so far, from coronavirus in Missouri.
Peyton’s mother told KMOV that he tested positive on October 26 after showing symptoms. He last attended school on October 22. His symptoms got worse and he was admitted to the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital on October 29, and passed away on Halloween.
Peyton loved Christmas, making his friends and family smile, playing Pokemon, making Youtube videos about Pokemon, sports, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a typical 8th grade boy and was looking forward to starting highschool in 2021.
Peyton’s mom told KMOV, “Wear a mask when you’re in public, wash your hands and know that COVID is real.”
Peyton Baumgarth is missed deeply by his mother and father who were looking forward to so many normal life milestones as he grew up, his family, classmates, community, and everyone whose lives he touched in his brief time here on earth.
- Peyton Baumgarth’s GoFundMe
- 13-year-old boy is first child to die from COVID-19 in Missouri, Franklin County eighth-grader Peyton Baumgarth died from coronavirus complications over the weekend. – The Hill, November 2, 2020
- Franklin County 8th grader is youngest to die from COVID-19 in Missouri – KMOV – November 2, 2020