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C. Jay Buikema

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C. Jay Buikema Obituary
C. Jay Buikema, age 78 of Naperville, IL passed away on December 5, 2017. Jay was the CEO of the family owned Buikema's Ace Hardware stores. He was very active in his communities in both Naperville and Wheaton and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce, as well as past member of the Lions Club and Rotary Club. Jay was a philanthropist who contributed to many charities and believed in helping others. He was a member of the Christian Reformed Church in Wheaton for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife Dot Buikema (nee Wiersema). His sons, Kyle (Patty) Buikema and Kerry Buikema; grandchildren Jessica (Joe) Holubar, Seth Buikema, Silas Buikema, Brandon (Bethanni) Buikema, Brittany (Riley) Byrnes and Bridgitt Buikema , great grandchildren Lydia and Nolan Holubar. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Jessie Buikema and his son Kevin Buikema. Visitation for Jay will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 516 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Naperville Cemetery, 705 S. Washington St., Naperville. Memorials may be made to Evangelical Child & Family Agency, 1530 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL 60187. Info www.beidelmankunschfh.com. 630-355-0264
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Dec. 6, 2017
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