Harold Bancroft

Harold L. “Hal” Bancroft, 89, of Chilton died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 at the Homestead Care Center in New Holstein.

He was born July 29, 1933 in Chilton, son of the late Trubert and Ethel (Towne) Bancroft.

Hal was a graduate of Chilton High School, Class of 1951, and the following year joined the United States Navy, always willing to share stories of his proud Navy service.

Following his honorable discharge in 1956, Hal married Marlene Sartori Sept. 22, 1956 at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Chilton.

Throughout his working career, Hal worked in the construction industry where he was an estimator. In his free time, he cherished moments spent outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He also loved every chance he was afforded to be with and watch his grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene; his children, Gary (Mary Kay) Bancroft, Scott (Donna) Bancroft, Julie Cullen and her special friend Pete and Brian Bancroft; his grandchildren, Brandon (Emily) Bancroft, Heather Bancroft and special friend Dan Kyle Bancroft, Ryan Bancroft, Alyssa (Scott) Thiel, Nicole Cullen and special friend Camden, Zachery Bancroft and Eli Bancroft; and his three great-grandchildren. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and sister-in-law; four sisters and four brothers-in-law.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 at St. Martin Lutheran Church, 717 Memorial Dr., Chilton with the Rev. Thomas Schmitt officiating. Burial will be in the Charlestown Union Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. on Monday.

Memorials given in the name of Harold L. “Hal” Bancroft are appreciated for St. Martin Lutheran Church and Calumet County Homecare and Hospice.

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