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Dan Hinegardner
  • UAW 1219 Chairman
    Hinegardner Memorial Tree Fund
    1440 Bellefontaine Avenue
    LIma, OH 45804

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1958 Homecoming Cridersville “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...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: April Conway

“Pat,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...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Nell (Doenges) Chadwick - MD

“I worked with Dan in the union office. He was a great leader and a good friend. He will be greatly missed. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Paul & Georgia Fox - Wapakoneta, OH

“JOSH AND AMANDA we are sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with love and prayers. Joann, Justin, Travis, and Randy ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Joann Crites - Elida, OH

“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. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Kim Townsend - Eaton Rapids, MI


6 of 14 | Posted by: Ron and Deb Fischer - Buckland, OH

“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...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Leonard Staley - Lima,, OH

“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...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: April Conway

“Pat, we are very sorry for your loss. Dan was a good friend and he will be missed. Terry ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Terry Fetzer

“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...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Dave & Becky Brown - Wapakoneta, OH

“We are sorry for your lossThe Dunlap familyBea and Bill Paula,suzie and Jeannie ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Pat, we are saddened for your loss. Terry Fetzer and April Conway ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Terry Fetzer - Lake Worth, FL

“Rest in peace brother. Heaven got another good man. You will be greatly missed! ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Al and Mary Ann Saam - OH

“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. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Al and Mary Ann Saam - OH


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.