In loving memory of

William D. "Bill" Ford
November 5, 1944 - January 8, 2021

William D. "Bill" Ford, 76, of Bancroft, died Friday at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. A private family service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Oakcrest Funeral Services of Bancroft with Father Steven McLoud of St. John's Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Bancroft. Those services will be live streamed on Oakcrest Funeral Services' Facebook page.

William Dennis Ford was born on November 5, 1944, in Algona, son of Vincent Thomas and Marie (Hutchinson) Ford. He 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; and four nephews and their families, Brian (Rita) Heinen of Minden, Bruce (Lisa) Heinen of Eldridge, Shane (Jenn) Heinen of Eagan, MN, and Chad (Jill) Heinen of Lone Rock. He was preceded in death by is his father in 1982 and his mother in 1970.


Duane and Theriesa Hellman wrote on Jan 12, 2021:

"Joe and Betty: thoughts and prayers for you and your family, "

Terry and Marie Cook wrote on Jan 9, 2021:

"So sorry to hear about Bill. Thoughts and prayers coming for all the family "

Lisa Kunkel wrote on Jan 9, 2021:

"Betty, Joe, Bruce, Brian, Shane, Chad & Families~ I really got to know Bill when working in Roy\'s Cafe. Bill was a regular customer, he was soft spoken and always talked highly of his family! We would talk of silly things that Bruce & Brian would do in school....we would laugh and he would tell me things they did on the farm and laugh some more! I always enjoyed visiting with Bill! He had a big ? when it came to his family! I\'m so sorry for your big loss! Prayers & Sympathy to all!"