Dan Hinegardner 65, died at 11:07 a.m. on Friday October 14, 2016 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. On October 4th, 1974 he married Pat Krites who survives in Uniopolis, Ohio.
He was born on July 4th, 1951 in Allen County to William and Opal (Laing) Hinegardner. They both preceded him in death.
Dan worked for over 35 years at Ford Lima Engine Plant serving as Chairman of the UAW Local 1219. For the past 8 years he worked for International Union UAW Region 2-B. He retired in May of 2016 after saving hundreds of jobs and protecting workers rights. He was also a dairy farmer for many years, and loved the outdoors. In his free time he loved to hunt, cut firewood, and spend time with his 5 grandkids.
Dan is survived by his children: Josh (Rebecca) Hinegardner of Lima, Amanda (Josh) Laird of Lima, 5 grandkids Jordan, Austin, Gavin, Olivia, and Anthony who all attend school at St. Charles Catholic School and Lima Central Catholic. Brothers Bill (Doris) Hinegardner of Dayton, Dick (Martha) Hinegardner of Cridersville, He was preceded in death by his brother Don (Sue) Hinegardner, Sue still survives in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday October 18th, 2016 at the UAW Hall 777 Bible Road Lima, Ohio 45801 from 3-7p.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations to UAW Local 1219 Chairman c/o Hinegardner Memorial Tree Fund 1440 Bellefontaine Ave Lima, Ohio 45804. Trees will be planted in his honor at the UAW Park to remember his love for his job and the outdoors.