William Dennis ‘Bill’ Ford
November 5, 1944 — January 8, 2021
William D. “Bill” Ford, 76 of Bancroft, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. A private family service was held Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Bancroft with the Rev. Steven McLoud of St. John’s Catholic Church officiating. Interment followed at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Bancroft.
William Dennis Ford was born Nov. 5, 1944, in Algona, son of Vincent Thomas and Marie (Hutchinson) Ford. Bill graduated from St. John’s Catholic High School in 1963.
He farmed all of his life on the family farm south of Bancroft. Bill loved the farm, John Deere tractors and cowboy hats. He became a resident of Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg in July, 2016.
He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Joe Heinen of Burt; four nephews and their families, Brian (Rita) Heinen of Minden, Bruce (Lisa) Heinen of Eldridge, Shane (Jenn) Heinen of Eagan, Minn., and Chad (Jill) Heinen of Lone Rock.
He was preceded in death by is his father in 1982 and his mother in 1970.
Oakcrest Funeral Services of Bancroft in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com