Harold C. Crater II


Harold C. Crater II, 82, of Winamac, passed away at 12:39 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

Born June 10, 1932, in Lafayette, he was the son of Harold and Frances Helene Williams Crater I, both of whom preceded him in death. On June 16, 1954, in Winamac, Harold married Betty Jean Russell. She died June 22, 1998.

Survivors include two sons, David R. (Kim) Crater of Butler, Pennsylvania, and William F. Crater of Winamac; two daughters, Rebecca H. Crater and Patricia C. Balcolm, both of Winamac; 10 grandchildren, Jeramie (Shelli) Crater, Donald (Liz) Crater, Peter (Andi) Crater, Jason (Laura) Crater, Brent Crater, Kelley (Ben Enge) Crater, Matthew Crater, Elizabeth Crater, Nicholas Balcolm and Brian (Chantel) Balcolm; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Harold C. Crater III; and a great-grandson, Landon Matthew King.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Winamac with Barbara Kleinofen officiating.

Private burial will take place in McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Frain Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Winamac.

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