Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

May 21, 2013

Dylon Ward Hinojosa

The Daily Iowegian

---- — On May18, 2013, Dylon Ward Hinojosa was granted his angel wings and went to his heavenly home. His final days were spent surrounded by the family and friends that Dylon had touched throughout his short, yet very memorable life.

Dylon’s life may seem too short by most standards, but those who were touched by this special little boy truly understand that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His wonderfully grouchy disposition, unwavering determination to roll across the floor without assistance faster than a speeding bullet and the way he loved to put his whole hand in his mouth for hours at a time producing the stinkiest hands ever brought so many smiles and joy to our family.

Although, he was born with more obstacles in his path then anyone could imagine having to face, he gave us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness and fragility of life.

Dylon is survived by his loving parents, Ray and Jessica Hinojosa; brothers, Ray and Parker Hinojosa; grandparents, Ray and Katarina Hinojosa, Lanny and Rhonda Tisue and Kevin and Robbie Shondel; great-grandparents, Olga and Ray Hinojosa, Raul and Maria Serna and Larry and Mary Shondel; aunts, Ashley (Terry) Adams, Erin (Nick) Garcia and Kimberly (Chris) Sadler; uncle Mario Hinojosa; many, many cousins who loved their “Baby Dylon” and an abundance of friends and family members the number of which is too great to name.

Dylon was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Luz Bastidas; great-great-grandfather, Alfred Bastidas; and paternal great-great-grandmother, Micheline Belloma.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Centerville. A visitation will be held today at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Hinojosa family and may be given to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.

Condolences may be shared online at