John Allen Hinz, 50, of Hermiston Oregon passed unexpectedly on January 5, 2021. With a final joke for the doctor’s, God welcomed him home.
Born September 26, 1970 to Walter Vernon and Sharen Peine Hinz. He grew up in Irrigon Oregon where he graduated in 1988 from Riverside High School. After graduation, John stayed local working the last 16 years as a Crane operator/Tankerman at Tidewater Barge lines Inc. John was a company prankster. (Hopefully, popsicle delivery will continue by another big-hearted delivery driver). In 2006 John chose and married Gina and began his own family. His children Callie, Chase, and Kira were shown incredible love. He loved his shadows. He was always the Dad he did not have to be. Being a Dad made him an amazing man. He added to his pack of children he loved and called his own as their bonus Dad: Mason, Jarin, Laney, Natalie, Allana, and Allison.
John was one of a kind with a brilliant warm smile and kind loving heart. He loved boating, snowmobiling, motorcycle rides, feet in the sand, the sun, good music, hanging at the river, family and friends, sharing that infectious smile, and draining a tall cold one. He joked/bragged about being everyone’s favorite.
He leaves behind his wife; Gina children; Callie and (Kenny) Bradshaw, Chase, and Kira, parents: Walt (Nancy) Hinz, Sharen Peine Hinz. His siblings: Stacey Hinz, Richard (Gina) Hinz, Teresa (Al) Hannon, and Teena (Mark) Griffin who he could never get enough time with. Laughter, fun, and great times were always part of their adventures. John’s nieces, and nephews were a source of love and pride for him: Richard, Ryan, Caitlyn, Travis, Garret, Chianne and Cierra. Tori, who called him Uncle Daddy (he was humbled by this endearment). He loved his great nieces and nephews. His love lives on in every heart and picture with them. His second family The Coffman’s, along with large extended family.
Preceded in death by brother Mark J. Hinz; Niece Chianne Gaede; and both sets of Grandparents, Otto and Connie Hinz, and John and Dorothy Peine.
John’s Sister is hosting graveside services at 11:00 AM Saturday April 3, 2021 at the Echo Memorial Cemetery, in Echo Oregon. A Celebration of Life with refreshments will follow at his Mother’s home in Irrigon.
Gina, Callie, Kenny, Chase and Kira will host a Memorial in June when the weather warms. We will be in touch with family and friends regarding arrangements.
No Contributions: Please do a kind deed, give a (John smile) you never know who needs it.
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