Bennet C. Barelmann, 93|
Funeral services for Bennet C. Barelmann (nee Kohlwey) will be held
on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. at First Immanuel Lutheran
Church Cedarburg. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday
from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be held
at Zur Ruhe Cemetery. The Rev. Randolph Raasch will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to First Immanuel Guardian Angel Fund
or Kathy Hospice are appreciated. A special Thank You to all the
staff at Kathy Hospice for the wonderful care she received.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.muellerfuneralhome.com.
Bennet was born on Feb. 14, 1918, on the family farmstead in Grafton.
She graduated from Grafton High School in June 1936 and attended
vocational school in Milwaukee, and became a bookkeeper by
profession. She was active in 4-H, school plays and choir.
On Aug. 24, 1940, she married Raymond E. Barelmann at St. Paulís,
Grafton. After marriage, she joined First Immanuel, being a member
for almost 72 years. Ray and Bennet had three daughters, Judith,
Janet and Jean, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
After Bennet and Ray retired, they did a lot of traveling throughout
the United States, Europe, Australia and Alaska.
Bennet sang with the choir and volunteered with the reading program
at school. She was a member of the Ladies Aid and Quilters group,
president of the Prime Timers, and a volunteer at the Bethesda
She was the first lady letter carrier with the U.S. Post Office in
the city of Cedarburg.
Six years ago when her health began to fail, she moved to West Bend
to live with her daughter, Judy, and her husband, Joel. She enjoyed
reading the Bible, doing "fancy work" and making blankets for the
Linus Project of Washington County. She moved to Kathy Hospice on
Aug. 27, 2011.
Bennet is survived by her children, Judith (Joel) Frank, Janet (the
late Henry S.) Hoffman and Jean (Rick) Tortomasi; special
grandchildren, Paul, Timothy, Henry II, Gregory, Scott, Kim, and
Jill; nine great grandchildren. She was the sister-in-law of Lester
Riebe, Norbert (Joanne) Barelmann, and Doris Barelmann. She is
further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and
Bennet was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband,
Raymond E. Barelmann; her brother, E. Fredric Kohlwey and his wife
Alice; her sister, Erema Riebe; her son-in-law, Henry S. Hoffman; her
brothers-in-law, Elmer Barelmann and his wife Anita, and Frederick
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.