Obituary Listings

Joan S. Bulava

June 13, 1928 March 14, 2018
Joan S. Bulava
There are condolences waiting approval on Joan's Tribute wall
Obituary for Joan S. Bulava

Joan S. Bulava (nee Schmidt), 89, a resident of Naperville, IL since 2006, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully at her granddaughter's home in Naperville on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, surrounded by family. She was born June 13, 1928 in Chicago.

Beloved wife of the late LeRoy G. Bulava, loving mother of the late Gary Bulava and the late Karen (Ray) Kirkpatrick, adored grandmother of Kimberly and David Bulava; Raymond Kirkpatrick and Coleen (Ron) Hay, cherished great-grandmother of Matthew, Kyle, Ryan, Brendan, Sean, Collin and Christian Hay, devoted daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Schmidt, dear sister of the late Jacqueline Schmidt and friend of many.

Joan grew up on Chicago's North Side. A loving homemaker, she also worked as a bookkeeper for several area companies. Joan was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Naperville and was a volunteer at Edward Hospital in Naperville.

Services were private.

Future inurnment will take place at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL and Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Columbarium in Naperville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan's memory may be made to: JourneyCare Foundation, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025, (847) 467-7423,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Joan S. Bulava, please visit our Tribute Store.


Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Joan S. Bulava

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Joan

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.