Kolyn Harker, infant
February 15, 2013 by WLKM
Kolyn Wayne Harker, infant son of Wayne and Kelli Harker, was stillborn Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Sturgis Hospital after he had been diagnosed with Trisomy 13, a rare genetic disorder affecting only one in 10,000 babies.
He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Kelli (Modert) Harker of Sturgis; maternal grandparents, Scott Modert of Sturgis and Michelle Hershberger of Howe, Ind.; fraternal grandparents, George Harker of Colon, and Dala Harris of Elwood, Ind.; maternal great-grandparents, Raymond and Joan Modert of Burr Oak; an aunt, Amber Phillips of Howe; uncles Daniel Harker of Sturgis and Justin Harker of Colon; a half-uncle, Chris Bryan of Elwood, Ind.; and cousins Madisyn, Brycen and Brody.
He was preceded in death by his fraternal great-grandparents, Willard and Barb Harker.
The family would like to thank Kathy Speilman, a photographer and part of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, a non-profit organization providing the gift of remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a child.
According to the families wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements were entrusted to Hackman Family Funeral Home — Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis.