Joan LaVonne Bultje


November 4, 1920 - June 5, 2012



Joan LaVonne Bultje was born November 4, 1920 at Hull, IA to Gerrit and Sadie (Scholten) Kempers. She grew up at Sioux Center, IA, where she attended country school. She worked doing housekeeping and was employed at restaurants for many years. On April 27, 1951 she married John Bultje at the First Reformed Church at Sioux Center. She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Mitchell and was an avid reader.

She is survived by her son, Evan Bultje, Watertown; three grandchildren: Shannon Bultje, Sioux Falls; Travis Bultje, Platte; Melanie (Brad) Spinar, Mitchell; three great-grandchildren: Haley Mae Spinar, Skylar Bultje and Tyler Spinar; four sisters-in-law: Esther Kempers, Sioux Center, IA; Rosemary Taylor, Ames, IA; Henrietta Bultje, Mitchell and Margaret Bultje, Armour.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, three brothers: John, Orville and Gary, seven brothers-in-law: Henry, Fred, Albert, Cornie, Arie, Harold and Elmer and five sisters-in-law: Johanna, Effie, Fannie, Lola and Gertrude.   


Monday, June 11, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, June 12, 2012
11:00 AM
First Reformed Church
516 West 14th
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by colleen dejong on June 10, 2012
Sorry for your lose. Joan was a special person. Always a freindly smile and a cheerful hello. She will be missed at Meadowlawn.
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