Karter Blaze Harlan

Feb. 17, 2017 — Sept. 25, 2017

Infant Karter Blaze Harlan, 7 months, of Winamac, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. 

He was born on Feb. 17, 2017, in Winamac to Heather Hurlburt and Guy Harlan. Karter was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in August which is considered the highest genetic death in infants. Karter loved balloons as well as humming while being sang to. He was smart and observant. His infectious smile and piercing blue eyes could light up a stadium. Karter was loving and focused on everyone and everything around him. You could see his deep understanding, despite his age. He was loved by all and will be sadly missed. Hold your head high now, Karter. We will see you again. 

Left to cherish his memory are his parents Heather and Guy of Winamac; his brother Austin Hurlburt and sister Trinity Harlan both at home; his Nana Ruth [Doug Scheffer] Crissinger in Pulaski; aunts and uncles: Georgette Shepherd, Heidi Shepherd, Mindy [Rex] Trainer and Sheri [Dave] Waldon Balser; cousins: Max Button, Shelly Button, Bryce Trainer, Valerie Trainer, Nathan Blasco and Jake Waldon; his very best friend Mike Combs; as well as many beloved family members and friends. 

Karter was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Wanda Parks and Max Harlan; his maternal great-grandparents George and Leona Crissinger; and a dear family friend and cousin Brandon Graham. 

Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Funeral services were at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Pastor David Norris officiated. Final disposition will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses. 

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal — Oct. 4, 2017)

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
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