Gilbert C. “Gib” Heydinger

January 24, 1927 - March 28, 2019

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Secor Funeral Home
414 E Main Street
New Washington , Ohio 44854

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
12:30 p.m.
St. Bernard Catholic Church
422 W Mansfield Street
New Washington , Ohio 44854

Gilbert C. “Gib” Heydinger, 92, lifelong resident of New Washington, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at his home, where he lived for 92 years. He was born on January 24, 1927 at home to the late Otto and Josephine (Durnwald) Heydinger. During his younger years, he enjoyed working on his father’s dairy farm, helping to deliver milk to area people.

Gib attended St. Bernard’s grade school and Buckeye Central High School. He had to stop his schooling during WWII to work on the family farm. He later earned his GED and Stationary Engineer’s License. Gib worked as a Boiler Operator for Timken Company for 34 years, was a lifetime farmer and assisted in establishing Cranberry Hills Golf Course alongside his brothers, Glenn and Allen. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

In following with his favorite saying, “I’d rather wear away than rust away,” Gib was often found gardening, fishing, hunting or making homemade wine or his famous corn cider. He especially loved spending time with his beloved wife, children and grandchildren.

Left to cherish Gib’s memory are his wife of 69 years, Margaret (Niedermier) Heydinger; children, Joyce (Tom) Brennan, Ben (Valerie), Roger (Janice), Andrew (Kimberly), Jenifer (Rocco) Galante and Jeanette (Ted) Fike; grandchildren, Sarah Shira, David Brennan, Molly Donohue, Jon Brennan, Wesley Barth, Lindsey Haubert, Jessica Felter, Aubrie Heydinger, Rita Klein, Kari Hensley, Adam Heydinger, Paul Heydinger, Rocco T. Galante, Megan Galante, Daniel Fike and David Fike; 16 great grandchildren; sister, Inez (Dick) Gray; brothers, Glenn (MaryAnn) Heydinger and Bill Heydinger; sister-in-law, Sue Heydinger; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Viola (Louis) Karl, Bertha (Robert) Karl, Vera (Howard) Clady and infant Mary Alice; brothers, Harold (Frances), Donald, Allen and infants, Raymond and Louis; and sister-in-law, Rose Heydinger.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father George W. Mahas officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church. Online condolences can be left for the family at


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Ray Studer - Apr 7, 2019
Joyce, Ben Sorry for your loss, but, your Dad lead a full life and I am sure you have many fond memories.
Joel D. McCarthy - Apr 1, 2019
So sorry to hear of the traggic loss of your Father and Grandfather. I remember when we lived next door to you when we lived in Geismans house it was great getting to see you when my Dad would stop by to see Gibby and i'd see you all. It was nice being so secluded to see kids near my age. Hope you find peace at this terrible time.
Dee Gregory - Mar 31, 2019
I’m so sorry Jeannette. I understand how difficult it is to lose your dad so suddenly. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marsha Jaenke - Mar 31, 2019
Jeannette and family, we are sad to learn of your dad's death, Jeannie , and we hope happy memories will comfort you now and always. We send prayers for peace and comfort for your mother and rest of the family. Marsha and Don
Marilyn Kempf - Mar 31, 2019
My deepest condolences to your family.
Nancy Klein - Mar 31, 2019
We are so very sorry for the sudden loss of Gilbert. Love and prayers to all.
Gary Heydinger (son of bunx) - Mar 30, 2019
So sorry to hear of Gib’s passing. Dad (Ray) and Gib were great friends here on earth and now they are up there in heaven. Prayers and thoughts for Marty and family!
Sarah and Joe Nye - Mar 30, 2019
Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family, keeping you in our prayers.
Sarah Kanney Cotton - Mar 29, 2019
I'm so sorry for the passing of your father and husband. Prayers for your family.