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In Memoriam - William John Bula

BULA, William John, B.Arch., OAA,AIA -  William J. Bula, age 63, of Madison, died of glioblastoma on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Bill was born on June 5, 1954, in Palmer, Alaska, and moved to West Lafayette, Ind., at age two. He is survived by his best friend, soulmate, and the love of his life, Elizabeth J. Neary, M.D.; daughters, Claire Bula, Esq. (Kevin Keenan) and Christine (Brian) Williams; granddaughters, Julia, Anna, and Samantha Williams; mother and father, Raymond and Mary Bula; and siblings, Greg, Michael (Anne Marie), Joseph, Margaret (Jim) Zimmerman, Julie (Michael) Davies, Cathy (Michael) Acton, Carol (Daniel) Geenen, siblings-in-law, Brian (Lisa) Neary and Bernadette (Bill) Macko; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH, 2121 Rowley Ave., Madison, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. with burial at Resurrection Cemetery to follow. A visitation will be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.
To honor Bill and in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to University of Wisconsin Neurological Surgery Tumor Research and Education Fund. Please share your memories at

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