Gene Raymond Bancroft, 82, of Michigan City, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Northwest Health - La Porte.
Gene was born on February 5, 1940 in Niles, MI, to Edgar and Theola M.(Krueger) Bancroft.
On April 10, 1959 in Michigan City, IN, he married his high school sweetheart, Yvonne Mae Seedorf who survives. Also surviving are his 5 children, Kimberly (Don) Zahrn of La Porte, Kristi (Marshall Hamlin) Kowalski of La Porte, Kip (Stacy) Bancroft of New Palenstine, Kari (Dan) Barenie of Michigan City, and Kelly (Allan) Wozniak of Michigan City; 11 grandchildren, Stephanie (Jamie) Moxley, Emily (Renan) Oliveria, Daniel Barenie, Elliot (Abby) Manges, Alex (Emily) Barenie, Sara (Matt) Rosetto, Jessica (Zachariah) Hughes, Nigel (Taylor) Bancroft, Joshua (Samantha) Wozniak, Conner (Morrigan) Kowalski, and Katie Jo Bancroft; 16 great-grandchildren, Brooke, Paige, Makenna, Chase, Carter, Cooper, Colton, Kian, Hattie, Parker, Tristin, Wesley, Evelyn, Watson, Walden, and one due in November; brother, Keith Bancroft; sisters-in-law, Sharon Sabinske, Terri Sherwood, and Patricia (Larry) Sherwood; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Gene loved his wife and his family was his greatest joy. He was a past Master of Masonic Lodge #83 and a past President of the Michiana Lions Club.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Cremation will follow the service.
A time of visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Michiana Lions Club, 2399 Orchard Dr., Michigan City, IN 46360.
Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.