THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Spencer W. Bancroft Jr.
Issue Date: August 9, 2017
Spencer W. "Bill" Bancroft Jr., 88, Green Bay, died Thursday, August 4, 2017.
He was born on March 31, 1929, in Menominee, MI to Alice (Verheyen) and Spencer W. Bancroft Sr. Bill married Phyllis Geber on October 23, 1954 in Wadena, MN. After moving to Green Bay, he began working at Fort Howard Paper Company, where he was employed for over 30 years.
Bill enjoyed the outdoors and fly fishing. He organized the Annual Cousin Picnic and was known to take the scenic route, often taking a different way on the return trip.
Bill is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, Jean (Doug) McLaughlin and Ann Steffens (special friend, Jim Olmsted); grandchildren, Nicholas (Kelsey) McLaughlin, Lauren McLaughlin (special friend, Patrick Carey), Sarah (Jonah) Heemstra, Nathan Steffens and Angela Steffens; great-grandchildren, Laine, Calvin and Paige; siblings, Nancy Wituschek, Sharon (Dave) Walker and Pat (Hank) Denowski; as well as nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mike Bancroft; his parents; a sister, Hazel (Eric) Sunstrom and brother-in-law, Ray Wituschek.
Friends called at Blaney Funeral Home in Green Bay from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8 followed by the Memorial Service at 7 p.m., with Deacon Mike Mervilde officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
A special thank you is extended to the staffs of Grandcare Gardens and Compassus Hospice for their loving care given to Bill and his family.