Did anyone hear the loud boom today? It was God and St. Peter opening the gates of Heaven for Donald R. Hefner's arrival. Donald passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born March 16, 1937, to John and Zelma (McComb) Hefner in Lima. They are deceased. He married Twyla M Fishbaugh Aug. 23, 1958, and she preceded him in death March 11, 2012.
He is survived by a daughter, Holly (Dave) Duncan of Findlay; two sons, Todd (Donna) Hefner and Greg (Dawn) Hefner, both of Tiffin; eight grandchildren, Matthew Duncan and Kaitlin Duncan both of Findlay, Brittany (Todd) Kramer, Zachary Hefner both of Cincinnati, Courtney Hefner of Walbridge, Elizabeth (Jakob) Boehler of Tiffin, Emillee Hefner of Findlay and Abigail Hefner of Tiffin; three sisters Esther (Bob) Willike and Ruth Hardin, both of Florida, Mary Fetter of Lima; two brothers, his twin brother Ronald (Darlene) Hefner and John Paul (Carroll) Hefner, both of Lima.
Preceding him in death were his wife; parents; four brothers, Gene, Walter, Glenn and Gordon; a sister Sharon; and his faithful dog Maggie Mae.
He retired from Ameriwood Industries in 2006. Donald was a Cub Scout master for many years at Clinton School. He was a vice president and president of the Clinton PTA and also coached various leagues for Tiffin City baseball. He enjoyed farming and gardening and did electrical wiring for the Allen County Fair for 25 years. He loved working crossword puzzles and especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He always said, "A father who has a daughter and sons has the worlds richest treasure." And "the most precious gift a father could receive is the love of his children" and he was dearly loved. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
A private service for the immediate family only will be held at Seneca Memorial Gardens where he will be laid to rest in the mausoleum, with Pastor King of New Beginnings Church officiating.
There will be no visitation or memorial service per his request.
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Beginnings Church or to Community Hospice.
Condolences may be sent and the guest book signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.