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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.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sept. 30, 2015
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