Dan Hinegardner

  • Born: July 4, 1951
  • Died: October 14, 2016
  • Location: Uniopolis, Ohio

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home

311 W Main St
Cridersville, OH 45806

Tel. (419) 645-4501

Tribute & Message From The Family

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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To Danny's Family,
I have known and loved Danny for most of my life. We lived on Sugar Street and went to school and played together non-stop. Danny's love for horses and 4-H took him to the Dunlap Farm. I believe that every kid in town spent their early years with Bill and Bea Dunlap and their girls Paula, Suzie and Jeannie. I found some photos from our year books. What great memories I have. Can you believe it - Danny - 1958 part of the Homecoming Court. Thank you Danny, for being my friend from the beginning. april

Posted by April Conway    October 21, 2016

My heart goes out to you and your family for your loss. I appreciated reading about Dan's love of the outdoors.
We have not been in touch since high school but I remember our 12 years in school fondly. You and Pam were always such a positive presence. I am sure you miss her even now.
Wishing you strength and peace.

Posted by Nell (Doenges) Chadwick - Severna Park, MD - Friend   October 20, 2016

I worked with Dan in the union office. He was a great leader and a good friend. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Paul & Georgia Fox - Wapakoneta, OH   October 18, 2016

JOSH AND AMANDA we are sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with love and prayers. Joann, Justin, Travis, and Randy

Posted by Joann Crites - Elida, OH   October 18, 2016

My deepest condolences to your family, Dan was an awesome guy to work with in the UAW. Thoughts and prayers to all of Dan's family.

Posted by Kim Townsend - Eaton Rapids, MI - Friend   October 17, 2016

Posted by Ron and Deb Fischer - Buckland, OH   October 17, 2016

I will always remember going to rallies with Dan. Being at Black Lake the same week that he was a few years ago. Attending Lima/Troy CAP Meeting together. I will miss him very much, even though I didn't really have the honor of knowing him very well at all.

Posted by Leonard Staley - Lima,, OH - Friend   October 17, 2016

Pat and Family,
Terry and I are sorry for your loss. I grew up in Cridersville and Danny was my friend through school. Terry and Dan were longtime friends. We were blessed to have had his friendship.

Posted by April Conway    October 16, 2016

Pat, we are very sorry for your loss. Dan was a good friend and he will be missed. Terry

Posted by Terry Fetzer    October 16, 2016


Dave & I are so sorry to hear about Dan. Unfortunately we are out of state and will not be able to attend the services. We would like to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that we are thinking of you.

Love, Dave & Becky

Posted by Dave & Becky Brown - Wapakoneta, OH - Friend   October 16, 2016

We are sorry for your loss
The Dunlap family
Bea and Bill
Paula,suzie and Jeannie

Posted by A friend   October 16, 2016

Pat, we are saddened for your loss. Terry Fetzer and April Conway

Posted by Terry Fetzer - Lake Worth, FL   October 16, 2016


Rest in peace brother. Heaven got another good man. You will be greatly missed!

Posted by Al and Mary Ann Saam - Cridersville, OH - Friend   October 16, 2016

We would like to express our condolences to the whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Dan was a good man and a true friend.

Posted by Al and Mary Ann Saam - Cridersville, OH - Friend   October 16, 2016