Katharina ‘Karin’ Weist

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Katharina “Karin” Weist, age 87, of Marquette, entered eternal life Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Mather Nursing Center in Ishpeming, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Born March 24,1926 in Bavaria, Germany, she worked as a homemaker and seamstress. Karin’s specialty was cooking and baking and she wouldn’t hesitate to make special requests from friends and family. She married Martin Weist in Germany in 1946, with the couple moving to the United States in 1952.

Survivors include her husband, Martin Weist; her daughter, Dagmar (Bob) Raica of Marquette; a son, Helmut Weist of West Lafayette, IN; five grandchildren, Chris Prout of San Diego, CA, Andrew Prout of Washington, DC, Maya Weist, Ariel Weist, and Sasha Weist all of Lafayette, IN; her sister, Bridget (Rudy) Schauppner of Munich, Germany.

Honoring Karin’s request, private family services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association in Karin’s name.

The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com.