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Daniel William Ashcraft

March 10, 1930 ~ November 4, 2018 (age 88)

Daniel William “Dan” Ashcraft, age 88, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away at 8:03 P.M. Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Brookdale Marysville in Marysville, Ohio. 

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio March 10, 1930, to the late Robert Wilson and Mildred Marie (MacDonald) Ashcraft. 

On November 24, 1951, he married Nancy Diane Sparks and she preceded him in death June 3, 2005. Dan was also preceded in death by his children, Daniel William “Bill” Ashcraft, and Jeffrey Richard Ashcraft; a grandson, Jackson Blue Ashcraft and a brother, Robert Curtis Ashcraft. Two days after Dan passed away, his daughter, Laurie Lynn Bowling passed away.

He is survived by his grandchildren, Nancy J. “Joni” (Brad) Orders of Ostrander, Ohio, Jennifer (Josh) Wilcoxon of Bellefontaine, Daniel (Meghan) Ashcraft III of Bellefontaine, Amanda (Ryan) Montgomery of Delaware, Ohio and Heidi (Dustin) Hall of Bellefontaine; great grandchildren, Declan, Brenneke, Braelyn, Sullivan, Ava, Alek, Alina, Micah, Starriy, Reign, Nautus, Messiah and one on the way; a daughter-in-law, Mellissa “Missy” Ashcraft of Columbus, Ohio and many nieces and nephews.

Dan was of graduate of Bellefontaine High School and attended Miami University.  He worked as a factory supervisor for forty five years at Glacier Daido and was a member of the Bellefontaine Elks Lodge #132. He was a faithful blood donor to the American Red Cross donating fifty plus gallons in his lifetime. 

Pastor Bryan Meadows will officiate a funeral service for Dan and his daughter, Laurie Ashcraft Bowling at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.

Visitation will be held for Dan and Laurie Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6 to 8 P.M. and one hour prior to the funeral Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burials will be at the Bellefontaine Cemetery. 

The arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.



Donations may be made to:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
2225 Citygate Dr. Suite A, Columbus OH 43219

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