Lorinda C. Bartelt-Kreif,
March 22, 1918 — June 7, 2016
Lorinda C. Bartelt-Kreif, 98, of Kewaskum, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Cedar Community in West Bend.
She was born March 22, 1918, in the town of Auburn, the daughter of the late Carl “Charles” and Emma (Schultz) Krahn. On Jan. 1, 1937, she was united in marriage to Otto Bartelt at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Fane. Otto preceded Lorinda in death Sept. 21, 1990. On Oct. 22, 1993, Lorinda was united in marriage to Albert M. Kreif at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Fane. Albert preceded Lorinda in death Jan. 2, 2003.
Lorinda worked at the West Bend Co. and Amity Leather and retired in 1981. She was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in New Fane. She belonged to the Ladies Guild and the choir for a number of years. She loved gardening, flowers, sewing, quilting, embroidery and dancing.
Those Lorinda leaves behind to cherish her memory include six children, Otto (Bev) Bartelt of New Fane, Maynard Bartelt and Thomas Bartelt, both of Campbellsport, Janice (Rodger) Breselow of Princeton, Debra (Donald) Theisen of Campbellsport and Jean (Robert) Robrahn of West Bend; a son-in-law, David “Leroy” Coulter of Kewaskum; three stepchildren, Allen (Donna) Kreif, Carol Aupperle (fiancé Gerald Dreher) and Bonnie Peters, all of Kewaskum; 25 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. In addition to Otto, Albert and her parents, Lorinda was preceded in death by an infant son, Bruce F. Bartelt; a daughter, Barbara Coulter; a stepson, Albert “Butch” Kreif III; a grandson, Craig Coulter; two great-grandchildren, Alexis Ringle and Sabrina Stahl; a brother, Alvin Krahn; a sister, Marie Kujawski; a sister-in-law; a brother-in-law; a nephew; and a niece.
Funeral services for Lorinda will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 13, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Fane. The Rev. Mark Eckert will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Lorinda’s family will greet relatives and friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Miller Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Monday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Fane from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John Lutheran Church are appreciated.
The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Lorinda’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.
Lorinda’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thank you to the staff at Cedar Community Countryside third floor for the wonderful care and compassion that Lorinda received over the past 10 years.