We remember with an abundance of joy and deep sorrow the well-lived life of Karin(K5) M. Haaland Weyand. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, March 7, 2019.
Karin was born on Staten Island, March 5, 1967, daughter of Nora (Kallestein) Haaland of Port Ewen and the late Elias Sandhaaland both of who immigrated from Norway.
Karin grew up in Willow NY, graduated Onteora High School where she was an exceptional student-athlete outpacing her four older brothers in both. Her school record for the 400M hurdles still stands today, and her keen volleyball skills will always be remembered. Karin earned a bachelors degree from SUNY Albany and was self-employed as a freelance graphic designer in the Hudson Valley serving local musicians and businesses.
It was Karin and Peter’s shared love of music and art that brought them together and they married July 7, 2001. The year after their marriage, they purchased Reflections Photography and photographed horse shows together until this past summer. Karin loved to be in nature, whether it was hiking, cycling, skiing, swimming or just out for a walk. Karin was an adored, loving wife to Peter and loving mother to their two children. Karin was effortless in her love and always had a smile, kind word, and a twinkle in her eye. Those who knew her will never forget her infectious laughter, wit, and optimism.
Karin is survived by her mother, Nora, her Husband Peter Weyand their children Melia and Grace, her four brothers John(Ann), Robert(Jann), Gordon(Maressa), and Kenneth(Jen), and nieces/nephews Britt/Tom, Alyssa/Jason, Jessie/Mark, GJ/Jolie, Cody, Andrew, Megan, Sam, Sean, Dillon, and finally grandniece MJ. Karin is also survived by a large extended family both here in the States and Norway as well as many cherished friends, many of which date back to childhood.
A celebratory memorial service will be held on March 30, 2019, 11 am at St. James United Methodist Church, 35 Pearl Street, Kingston NY 12401
In lieu of flowers, please plant some flowers (black eyed susans were a favorite) or a tree in Karin’s memory. Peter is exploring the start of a foundation in Karin’s name.