Schweighardt, Karen Elaine (nee Smithey)
April 15, 1941 – May 27, 2013
Karen Elaine Smithey Schweighardt died at her home in Faribault, Minn. on Monday, May 27, 2013. She was born April 15, 1941, to George D. and Marian Rahn Smithey. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Allen, in June of 2012. Karen was a lifelong homemaker who traveled with her husband throughout the United States during his work as a construction superintendent. Her joy was was in making a home for her husband, and her heart was in helping young women in need. She loved antiques and was a voracious reader. Karen is survived by her daughter Nikki (Mark) Ingemi and grandson Troy; daughter Kim Schweighardt and grandson Derek; as well as sister Mary (Jon) Phillips of Omaha, Neb. and brother Jerald (Lisa) Smithey of Iowa City, Iowa; and nieces and nephews.