Obit: Bancroft, Nancy Ann (1938 - 2009) 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Bancroft, Case, VanEpps, Zeitler, Fisher, Spragg 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 29, 2009 

Bancroft, Nancy Ann (5 January 1928 - 26 July 2009) 

Nancy Ann Bancroft, 71, of Fremont, MI, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009, at Spectrum Health Services Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids. 

Nancy was born Jan. 5, 1938, in Lansing, MI, to Harold and Genevieve(Case) VanEpps and attended Michigan State University where she met and married Rushton R. Bancroft Jr. Sept. 2, 1960, in East Lansing.  Nancy had a associate’s degree in geology and was a volunteer for many service organizations in the area.  She founded the Newaygo County Humane County Citizen’s Watch Group, helped with the Handicapped Riding Program and Wildlife Rescue Program and volunteered at the Newaygo County Court.  Nancy was an avid quilter and loved bird watching, flowers and rocks. 

She is survived by her daughters, Jill Ann Bancroft of Neillsville and Ann Elizabeth Bancroft of White Cloud; her grandchildren, Bill Todd Zeitler, Zachary John Zeitler, Amanda Ann Zeitler and William Alexander Rushton Bancroft; her mother, Genevieve VanEpps of Lansing; mother-in-law, Iva Fay Fisher of Lansing; brother, Bruce VanEpps of Florida. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2009, from the Crandell Funeral Home - Fremont Chapel, with Pastor Carolin Spragg of the Fremont United Methodist Church officiating. There will be visitation at the funeral home two hours prior to the service from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

For a more lasting memorial, friends are asked to consider the Bellwether Harbor Animal Shelter in Fremont. Friends may also send a condolence or share a memory with the Bancroft family online at  

Arrangements were made by Crandell Funeral Home, 7193 W. 48th Street, P.O. Box 148 Fremont, MI 49412 toll free - 1-888-464-7837 



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