Brian James Harrant

April 13, 1973July 29, 2013

Brian J. Harrant, 40, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 29, 2013. Brian and his family, wife Kari, daughters Madeline and Mia, and son Mitchell have lived in DeWitt the past 7 years. Brian grew up in St. Louis, Michigan and upon graduating joined the United States Navy serving aboard the USS Frederick. Upon completion of his Navel service, Brian did his undergraduate work at Central Michigan University and received his JD from Cooley Law School in Lansing. Brian was an attorney with Auto Owners in Lansing and enjoyed the many challenges that the legal field presented. He especially enjoyed his family, coaching his son in basketball, baseball and football and watching his girls dance. Brian is also survived by his father Gregory Harrant and wife Anita of Midland, Michigan, Mother Karen McLaughlin and husband Tim of St. Louis, Michigan and Brother Greg Harrant, Jr and his wife Angie and nephew Alex and niece Anna of Colorado. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington Street, DeWitt, Michigan. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. before the service. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to an Educational fund for Brian’s children at the following address: Harrant children Education Fund C/O Fifth Third Bank 13007 S. US 27 DeWitt, MI 48820 Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Saturday, August 3, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 3, 2013

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Karen Carpenter

November 22, 2013

I was deeply saddened to read of Brain's passing in the Bar Journal. A fellow Cooley grad, I met Brian studyng for the bar. He was an amazing person who thought the world of his family. Deepest condolences.

Greg Bott

August 6, 2013

Brian was a great friend in school, I think about him often, lots of great memories. Your families will be in my prayers, God bless.

Cathy (Howd) Shankel

August 5, 2013

Kari,Im so sorry to hear about Brians passing. My heart breaks for you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Aaron Kovac

August 5, 2013

I'm not even sure what to say about Brian's passing. I will never forget all of the time we spent and silly things we did growing up as friends. His entire family is in my prayers.

Anne Piorunek

August 4, 2013

Kari, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your children are in my thoughts and prayers.

Phyllis Thode

August 4, 2013

Dear Kari-
Please know that you and your kids are in my thoughts and prayers. I haven't seen you in many years but remember you warmly. I am so sorry for your loss.

Stephanie (Akom) Vickers

August 3, 2013

So very sorry to hear of your loss. The entire Harrant family is in our thoughts and prayers. Brian was always a great friend throughout high school and after.

Lily Mason

August 3, 2013

With you in spirit Greg.

Lori (Krepps) McElveny

August 3, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. I have many good memories of Brian from school. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Michelle (Condon) Smith

August 3, 2013

There are no words. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Brian. I haven't seen him since high school, but knowing he was taken so suddenly saddens me. I know he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.