Obituary: Barbara L. “Barb” Reutell, 73

Barbara L. “Barb” Reutell, 73, of Whitewater passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at her home after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Barb was born on September 10, 1950 in Wisconsin Rapids to Leonard and Laura (Prayne) Schladweiler.

Barb was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

She was an amazing woman that helped everyone she could. Barbara was a loving devoted wife, and a loving caring mother. She also loved her country and supported the veterans anyway she could.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Richard Reutell; children, James (Rhonda) Kempinski, Michael (Dani) Kempinski, Carrie (fiancé, Dan M) Baldwin; step-son, Eric Reutell; grandchildren, Johnathan (Sara) Baldwin, Brady Kempinksi, Arianna Kempinksi, CJ Kempinksi, Dayton Kempinksi, Haven Kempinksi, Harleigh Kempinksi; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh and Easton; siblings, Karen, Jeanette (Jim), and Dorothy.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Laura Schladweiler; six sisters; and two brothers.

A memorial service will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St., Whitewater, WI 53190.

Online condolences can be made at

Thank you and God Bless. Barbara is an angel watching over you! Memorials and flowers to family.

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