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“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Gray - Friend

“I worked for Bernie when I was 16 years old on the steam bottle washer in the dairy on Easttown rd. Bernie gave me my first real summer job, had...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Martin Schultheis - Lima, OH

“So sad to hear of your dad's passing. The last time we saw him was at that Oak Harbor fair with Our dad. Will always remember the good times they...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Joe & Joann (Bonnigson) Frisch - OH

“My father Hubert Love and I had many great memories of sharing time with Bernie and Scot both in the barns and show arena . We always loved showing...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Jerry Love - Montpelier, IN

“How we loved to visit Aunt Pat and Uncle Bernie. No matter how busy he was, he always made time to take us "city slickers" for a pony ride. He...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Gail Schlanser - Collegeville, PA

“Mr Hefnrvisited the wife and I 54 yrs ago , one week after we were married, he gave us a gallon of milk and ask us to let his company deliver to us,...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“He was a wonderful horseman/breeder and left a legacy with his grey ponies. ...condolences to the family ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Gary and Marcia Yeager - FL

“So many good memories of Bernie and his grey ponies ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Brenda Grant

“I'm VERY SORRY for your loss. U have memories, but it's not the same. Take care Scott and Rene. U guys are in my thoughts. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: jean mills - fredericktown, OH

“I'll always remember Mr Hefner as the guy who gave me my first job. I came to work the first day and he gave me a paint brush, a bucket of white...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Rick Turner - Toledo, OH

“Sending prayers to Bernie's loving family. He was a wonderful man, loving husband, supportive father and doting grandfather. He had a way with...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jackie Billiter - Wapakoneta, OH

“Sending thought and prayers you his family. A wonderful man with a heart of gold. He was always a special man when I was a child growing up. The...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Erin Reith

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Bernard R. 'Bernie' Hefner, age 90 of Lima, died at 5:32 p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born February 22, 1927 in Lima, Ohio to the late Elzie J. and Florence Benton Hefner. On June 15, 1947 he married Martha Jane 'Pat' Johnston who died
November 4, 2006.

Bernie was owner and operator of Hefner Dairy until 1972 and D & S Apartments from 1972 through 1994. He was a member of several horse associations: Northern Ohio Draft Pony Association, past preseident of Ohio State Draft Pony Association and member of Florida Draft Horse Association. He was also a Florida WHIPS member and former member of the Lima Elks. He was a member of Southside Christian Church.

Survivors include a son - Scott (Rene) Hefner of Lima; a daughter - Kathie Thatcher of Delphos, 5 grandsons: Chad, Ryan, Ian, Cody and Cory, 5 great grandchildren: Cole, Carleigh, Jessie, Evelyn and Elyse.

He was preceded in death by a son Doug Hefner and a half brother Harold Hefner.

Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Todd Cosart will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contribtuions may be given to the American Alzheimers Association or The Equestrian Therapy Program.