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Karen Smith-Paraf

Karen Marie Smith-Paraf (Rigoni)

Friday, March 16th, 1956 - Friday, January 3rd, 2020
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Karen Marie Smith-Paraf, age 63, of Sawyer, died Friday, January 3, 2020 in the presence of her family.

Karen was born March 16, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois to Christy “Chris” and Olga Rigoni. She married Corey Paraf February 23, 2007 in Cook County, Illinois.

Karen was an amazing woman that truly loved her family and friends, and always put them above herself. Her smile lit up rooms, and she spread love and laughter with everyone she encountered. Karen will be greatly missed by her loved ones, but her spirit will live on in each of them.

Karen is survived by her husband of twelve years, Corey Paraf of Sawyer; one daughter, Krystal (Dan) Smith-Rettich of Justice, Illinois; one son, Donald (Marylin Winkle) Smith of Los Angeles, California; one grandson, Abraham; twin granddaughters, Penelope and Willow; one sister, Rea Pietras of Chicago, Illinois; one cousin, Martha “Cookie” (Ray) Nelson of South Haven.

The family prefers contributions be made in memory of Karen to the Veteran’s Organization of your choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks.
Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.
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Charles & Chri Corbett

Posted at 09:28pm
It is so sad to hear about Karen's passing. She was a wonderful person with a warm smile and a friendly wave. We will miss seeing her sit on her back porch looking at the beautiful scenery. Many times we would visit with her and chat about life. God Bless Karen
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