Ralph William Haycraft


Ralph William Haycraft, 76, of Bloomington passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 27, 2015, at his residence.

Born Dec. 21, 1938, in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Ralph W. Haycraft and Alice Snyder Haycraft, both of whom preceded him in death.

Ralph was a 1957 graduate of Seymour High School and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in English from Hanover College in 1961. After graduation, he proudly served in the United Sates Army from 1961 to 1964. He spent his professional career of 33 years with RCA Thompson Consumer Electronics in management and information systems before his retirement in 1998.

Ralph’s interests were wide and varied. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Carrollton, Kentucky, for 50 years and Murat Shrine in Indianapolis. He thoroughly enjoyed Indiana University athletics, Indianapolis Colts football, go-karting and golfing. He and his wife, Jane, also were members of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington since 1974, where he served as a deacon.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Peters Haycraft of Bloomington; daughters, Lynn (Bob) Pierson of Bloomington, Paula (Jeff) Godwin of Heltonville and Karyn (Brad) Rumph of Vallonia; grandchildren, Bo, Ty, Abigail, Josiah, Jedidiah, Lindsey, Brandon and Shelby; great-granddaughters, Rylee and Aubrey; sisters, Elizabeth Miller and Becky Johns; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with Tom Ellsworth officiating. Entombment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington and from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Gideons International at gideons.org.

Online condolences may be made at allenfuneralhome.org.