Carter Michael Sheckles

December 29, 2008February 24, 2013

Carter Michael Sheckles, age 4, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Sunday February 24, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Carter was cared for lovingly by his parents and family, and was born on December 29, 2008, in Angola, Indiana, the son of Scott Randall and Christina “Mandy” (Hakey) Sheckles. They survive in Fremont, Indiana.

Carter endured so much at such a young age but, he never let that keep him from smiling. He had a smile that could light any room on its darkest day. He loved music, lights and bath time. He enjoyed watching Sponge Bob and hearing the sound of laughter. Carter has had such a strong impact on the people that know and love him.

“He’s our Super Hero and taught so many what life is really about.”

Surviving are his parents of Fremont; a sister, Rachel Sheckles of Fremont; a brother, Sean Sheckles of Fremont; grandparents, Harold and Norma Sheckles of Fremont, Ind., Mike and Stacy Hakey of Fremont, Ind., and Regina and Calvin Shears of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and a stepgrandfather, Eugene Gates of Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was preceded in death by a great-grandmother, Lorene Sheckles; two great-grandfathers, Wiley Brown and

Kirk Trowbridge; and a great-great-grandmother, Kathryn “Nanny Kathy” Calhoun.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind. The Rev. Jon Bruney will officiate. Burial will be in Fremont Cemetery at Fremont, Indiana. Pallbearers will be his brother, Sean Sheckles, and his grandfathers, Mike Hakey, Calvin Shears, Eugene Gates, Harold Sheckles.

Memorials are in care of the family.

Condolences may be left for the family on Carter's website page.


  • Visitation Friday, March 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 2013

Carter Michael Sheckles

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michelle eastom

March 22, 2013

My heart is very heavy for u today my love, I miss you so so much an the days keep getting longer and reality hits a little harder everyday!!! I can't wait to see u again someday!!! Nana loves u carter Michael

Amanda Stetler

March 13, 2013

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tami Benz

March 2, 2013

Scott and Mandy I am so sorry to hear about Carter. He was a beautiful little boy and will be forever missed. You are in my thoughts.

Jim & Kathy Hormann

March 1, 2013

Mike and Stacy, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandson. Jim and I are praying that God will wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you and your family during this very difficult time.

Matt & Peggy S

March 1, 2013

May God bring you peace & comfort in this time of need....may He ease your pain & help dry your tears.
I didn't really know Carter except thru his mom....but he did touch so many with his loving smile that could light up a room. You'll be so missed. RIP high with the angels!

Crystal Reader

March 1, 2013

Prayers from Josh and Crystal Reader. We are so sorry for your families loss. May God comfort you and Carter during this difficult time.

nana eastom

March 1, 2013

caater man i know that i have sent you a candle already but nana is just missing your sweet little face so much already!! baby i hope that you watch over us and give us strength the next couple days... you were robbed of your life baby and for that i will always hate alpers! i can close my eyes and only imagine you walking around in heaven right now talkiing swinging and swimming!! your legacy will live forever!! you earned those wings sweet angel so you wear them proudly.. love you always and forever RIP baby

Katie Harger

February 28, 2013

he was a beautiful baby your story goes out to a lot of ppl and our prayers are with the family,may god bless your home<3

Daphne Cox

February 28, 2013

My thoughts are with you today.

cindy bertsch

February 28, 2013

mandy-scott-rachel thanks for letting me be a small part of carters life. enjoyed getting to know your family. i will miss my friend. praying for your family.