On April 2nd, while on vacation with his family, Ryan Harter, a beloved father, husband, brother, and friend in his community, passed away from a sudden and catastrophic stroke at the age of 34. He leaves behind his wife, Leslie, and their two sons Wit, 3, and Rory, 1. Ryan’s life was full of love and joy and although we grieve the loss of him, we celebrate who he was.
We are raising money to, not only help with funeral costs and the means to bring them all home, but to also set Leslie and her boys on the best possible path, making sure that they don’t have to worry about trivial financial burdens in the midst of their grieving and all that comes with this life-change. Financial support will also help Leslie as she continues to work on the business she and Ryan created together, Harter Creative, so that it’s ensured to thrive in the wake of his passing.
If you knew Ryan, you knew the singularity of who he was and how he lived his life. If you knew Ryan, at all, you were lucky beyond measure. Ryan’s whole life was dedicated to loving his family, his church, his friends, and all who he met. He embodied an indescribable zeal for life; a true pillar and light to any that knew him.
Please join in donating whatever you can to the memory of who he was and the legacy that he leaves behind. Please pray for the Harter family in this time for peace and understanding, comfort and hope, and the grace of God in the face of this loss.