Irene A. Bartelt-Pfeil

Nov. 7, 1919 – Oct. 31, 2010

Irene A. Bartelt-Pfeil, 90, died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at Fairhaven in Whitewater.
She was born Nov. 7, 1919, the daughter of the late Charles and Ella Bartelt.

Irene was very active in her work for the Lord all during her life at Trinity United Church of Christ in Brookfield and Palmyra United Methodist Church in Palmyra.

Irene is survived by her daughter, Janet Anderson of Palmyra; son, Larry Pfeil of Waukesha; her sister, Ruth Marquardt of Brookfield; and brother, Lavern (Karen) of Janesville. Irene will be remembered as “the best grandma ever” by Jeff (Sheila) Hurlebaus of Owen, Greg (Susan) Hurlebaus of Rochester, Minn., Tim (Denise) Hurlebaus of Waunakee, Kristina Anderson of Portage and Michael Anderson of Florence, S.C. There are 16 great-grandchildren who will also cherish their memories of her.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Phil; a daughter, Kathy; her parents, Charles and Ella Bartelt of Menomonee Falls; her sister, Dorothy Kottke; and a brother, Charles.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday, Nov. 6, at Palmyra United Methodist Church, 122 N. Fifth St., Palmyra, with the Rev. Karen Klatt officiating.

Mealy’s Funeral Home in Palmyra,495-2127, is assisting the family. For the online guest registry, please go to