Barbara J. Laubenstein, 64

Barbara J. Laubenstein (nee Kohlwey) passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the age of 64.

Barb was born on March 5, 1947, in Port Washington to Benoit and Lillian (nee Groth) Kohlwey. She was raised in Cedarburg. Barb attended Cedarburg High School, class of 1965. She married Paul Laubenstein on Sept. 12, 1970, at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg.

After their marriage, the couple lived in the town of Fredonia. Barb dedicated over 35 years as both a secretary and insurance agent for the Grafton Insurance Agency. Later, she also worked at Newcastle Place of Mequon for several years.

Barb is survived by her husband, Paul; children, Amy Laubenstein of the village of Fredonia and Matthew Laubenstein of the town of Fredonia; and grandchildren, Hunter, Hailey, and Holten. She is further survived by her mother, Lillian Kohlwey; brothers, Donald (Sandra) Kohlwey of Cedarburg, Keith (Lois) Kohlwey of Campbellsport and Kevin (Janet) Kohlwey of Kewaskum; extended family members, Hugo and Marilyn Gonzales; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

Barb was preceded in death by her father, Benoit Kohlwey; and nephew, Eric Kohlwey.

A funeral service for Barb will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 623 Congress St., Newburg, with the Rev. Jon Baumann presiding. Visitation will be at the church only on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, from 3:30 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. Interment will take place at St. Johnís Lutheran Cemetery on Thursday, May 26, at 1 p.m.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. For online condolences, please see