AMBOY — Jay D. "Jaybird" Bulfer, 61, of Amboy, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born July 22, 1957, in Mendota, the son of Gilbert and Mary Rita (Fitzgerald) Bulfer.
Jay was a Forklift Mechanic for Del Monte Foods in Mendota for 43 years prior to his retirement in 2017.
Jay enjoyed playing pool, hunting, riding his motorcycle, drawing, and fishing with his granddaughter.
He married Vicky Anderson in Dixon on Oct. 9, 1974.
Jay was preceded in death by his parents; his son, David Bulfer; his brother, Steve Bulfer; his father-in-law, Leonard "Andy" Anderson; and his brother-in-law, Randy Anderson.
Survivors include his wife, Vicky of Amboy; his daughter, Becky (Jeremiah) Nantz, of Amboy; his granddaughter, Summer Marie; three brothers, Paul (Pam) Bulfer, of Missouri, Dan (Cindy) Anderson, and Mike (Mary) Anderson, both of Amboy; his mother-in-law, Gloria Anderson, of Amboy; his best friends, Brad Kessel and Chuck Jeanblanc, both of Amboy; several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy with Rev. Chuck Jeanblanc, officiating. Fellowship meal will follow at the Sublette Community Building. Cremation will follow with burial of cremains at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Sublette. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the funeral home. A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent online at www.thejonesfh.com.