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.

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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 
Economy Store.

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.