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.