Obituary: Bonnie Jean Bulin

Bonnie Jean Bulin, aged 64, of Madison, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 29, 2023.

Bonnie was born on September 15, 1958, the daughter of Martin and Lavonne (Wells) Bulin. She grew up on the family farm in rural Lavalle. She was a 1976 graduate of Weston High School and a 1977 graduate of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.

Bonnie lived life to its fullest. Her professional life brought her to Madison, a city with a special place in her heart. She was an avid fan of the Badgers and was often seen at Badger Volleyball and Women’s Basketball games. She enjoyed sharing the sights of the city with those from out of town, often hosting loved ones in her home. She enjoyed traveling, visiting beaches with friends, family living out of state and even making the journey to reunite the Bulin families of Wisconsin with those in the Czech Republic.

Though she didn’t have children of her own, she was an excellent role model and mother figure to anyone who needed it. She took great joy in making other people smile and was always willing to lend a hand if someone needed help. She was strong of will, strong in character and tender of heart. She will be missed by many.

Bonnie is survived by her father, Martin Bulin, of Lavalle; three brothers, Gary (Carol) Bulin of Cazenovia, Dale (Lisa) Bulin and Richard (Donnella) Bulin of Lavalle; nieces and nephews: Ernest (Krystal) Bulin of South Dakota, Timothy (Rita) Bulin, Robert (Jenny) Bulin, and Ted Bulin of Cazenovia, Carrie (Nathan) Heiking of Lime Ridge, Mindy (Nick) Clardy of Louisiana, Miranda (Jeremy) Powell, Mariana Bulin and Marshall Bulin of LaValle; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins; close friends, Rose and Jane, and her family at Meichers.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lavonne, and her grandparents, Wencle “Jim” and Angela (Rott) Bulin, and Edgar “Ted” and Matilda (Willis) Wells.

Funeral services for Bonnie J. Bulin will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 4, 2023, at the Valton Friends Church in Valton with Stan Bauer officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaks Cemetery, Woodland Township. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Cazenovia Chapel and on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church in Valton.

The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.