Carter Louis Paustian of Anamosa was born into heaven Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

The family will greet friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Private services will be held later. Thoughts and condolences may be shared with them at

The son of Curtis and Amber (Lincoln) Paustian, Carter had been dreamed of for four years. His parents had anxiously awaited his arrival and were ready to welcome him into his home. Curtis and Amber wanted more than anything to be parents, so when they were told they were expecting on Easter Sunday they were ecstatic! Everyone was excited and even more so when they found out they were expecting a boy.

He was with them for only a short while, but he gifted them with great joy and was deeply loved.

Those holding him in their hearts are his parents, Curtis and Amber Paustian, Anamosa; grandparents, Richard and Debbie Lincoln, Lamont, and Aaron and Deborah Paustian, Anamosa; aunts and uncles Alyssa Lincoln, Manchester, Adam Lincoln, Lamont, and Kelly (Austin) Parmenter, Anamosa; a cousin, Paislynn Lincoln; great-grandparents, Fred and Diane Elsbury, Lamont, Gerald and Maxine Lincoln, Strawberry Point, Dallas and Marlene Paustian, Anamosa, and John and Marge Hasler, Anamosa; as well as several great aunts and great uncles.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, a memorial fund for Carter is being established, and memorials may be directed to the family.

There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on our world.

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