Barbara Blutstein
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Blutstein, Barbara (Nee Polacheck ) September 28, 2015, age 77, of Bayside. Loving wife of Morton Blutstein. Cherished mother of Mark Blutstein, Janet (Mark) Murphy, and Daniel (Elizabeth) Blutstein. Caring sister of Jerry (Jill) Polacheck. Adoring grandmother of Andy and Kevin Blutstein; MacCrea and Harper Murphy; Charlie, Allie, and Jack Blutstein. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Barbie was an icon in the Milwaukee community and never turned her back on anyone. She worked for Senator Robert Kasten's campaign, represented Wisconsin in choosing military cadets for the armed services and fundraiser for President Reagan. Even with this, she never voted Republican. Other commitments were the Channel 10 Auction, United Way, President of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Children's Outing Association, Board member of the Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Wisconsin Junior Tennis Association, University School of Milwaukee, Wells College Alumni Association, the Breast Cancer Showhouse, and Tempo. She was involved in many other charities and corporation boards, she could not say no to. Barbie was a "one of a kind" woman, but always cared most for her family. Morton was her partner for 54 years and they recently celebrated their anniversary. She loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart and they loved her back even stronger. Barbie's family is dedicated to Milwaukee and has owned Reliable Knitting Works for over 100 years. She was so proud of our company and the family who worked there. She will be missed by so many people and will be loved forever. Funeral services 11AM Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd., Fox Point, WI. Interment Spring Hill Cemetery 166 S. Hawley Ct., Milwaukee. Memorials to Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N Prospect Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202 or Children's Outing Association, 909 E. North Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53212.

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sep. 30, 2015.
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October 18, 2015
Was there ever a kinder or brighter or more loyal lady? How sad. the good die young--how sad for her kids, her hubby, her brother and familyyyyyy--everyoone whoooooooooooooooooooooooooom ever was lucky enough to know her. Bo Black
Bo Black
October 13, 2015
Mort and family,

I am so sad. Barbie and I were very good friends for so much of our lives in Milwaukee. Arnie and I had enjoyed so many happy times together socially and professionally. Her impact on Milwaukee is indelible. Her impact on me will survive forever.

Elly Gore
Eleanor Gore
October 8, 2015
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. Barabra was a wounderful friend and neighbor to Bernie and I. We met 10 years ago as neighbors at Ponte Vecchio West in Boyton Beach Fl. Bernie and i were very lucky to have such a great neighbor, she will be misssed , and will always be in our thoughts.
Marion & Bernie Goldstein
October 8, 2015
Marion & Bernie Goldstein
October 6, 2015
Every member of the Class of 1960 of Wells College is terribly sad. We have all lost a dear friend. She was amazing as a teen-anger and remained so always. Everybody loved her!!!!!! And everybody admired her. We'll keep her in our hearts.

Susan Becker Tier, Class of 1960, Wells College
October 1, 2015
Barbie was such a special person. She will be missed by everyone. Sending our deepest sympathy and comfort to you all.
Michael and Arlene Winter
October 1, 2015
So sorry to hear of the passing of Barbara. We were neighbors when we were young mothers and I actually babysat for the now grown up children. I am sure she will be sorely missed. My condolences to all the family and friends.
Sandra Margulius
October 1, 2015
Although I didn't know her well, I was grateful to Barbie for her encouragement of my artistic efforts. Her family will be in my prayers, asking God to comfort them.
PJ Boylan
October 1, 2015
To Danny:

We send you and your family our deepest condolences.
Bavid & Beth Altman
September 30, 2015
I have known Barbie for almost 40 years through the Channel 10 Auction. Always enthusiastic, hard working and dedicated. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with her many times through Public Television. She will be deeply missed. My sympathies to the entire family. Cathy Schaefer
Cathy Schaefer
September 30, 2015
My condolences to the Blutstein family. Barbie was the Energizer bunny always helping with so many things. May your memories carry you on - we will always remember her spirit.
Patty Flowers
September 30, 2015
Barb was an absolutely amazing woman. I never saw her have a bad day. She was always incredibly positive, warm, loving and caring. Her light shone brightly and she was an encouragement and inspiration to everyone she met. A huge loss to our community, but a what a wonderful, exemplary life so well lived. My condolences to the family at this difficult time. This huge circle of those of us who respected, liked and loved Barb will hold you all in prayer.

September 30, 2015
How proud you all must be! My husband and I send our warm regards at this very difficult time.
Kris Moore
September 30, 2015
Barbie was a wonderful woman! I had the pleasure of knowing her while I was employed at the knitting company for over 25 years. She always had a smile for you and very kind and generous. I still have and will always treasure the picture she gave me of sunflowers.

Now Barbie is with her mother.

My deepest sympathy to Morty and the entire family. Keeping you in my prayers during this difficult time.

Sonia (Simko)Hass
Sonia Hass
September 30, 2015
She had a life force that was contagious and indomitable. Knowing her was a privilege.
Karen Dredge
September 30, 2015
Barbie was an early and important Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse (WBCS, Inc.) volunteer. When someone asked, Why? Barbie challenged, Why not? We will miss her her spirit and the energy she brought to our mission. Our thoughts are with Morty, her family, and all those people Barbie touched with her inclusive warmth. Barbie, we will miss you. WBCS board of directors and volunteers.
September 30, 2015
So sorry to hear. What a great lady.
sherry jordy kessler
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