In Memory

Mike Hanlin

Mike Hanlin

Michael O. Hanlin

Michael O. Hanlin

August 19, 1956 - January 21, 2019

Michael (Mike) O. Hanlin, 62, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida, following complications of Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born August 19, 1956 in Springfield, Ohio, he graduated from Springfield North High School in 1974 and the Ohio State University in 1978. Mike was a two-sport athlete, wrestling and baseball while at Springfield North High School and a member of the Ohio State Baseball team between 1975 and 1978.

Mike founded Hanlin Industries Corp. in the late 1970's, a central Ohio construction company, later evolving into Hanlin Rainaldi Construction Corp. in the mid-1990's. Outside of his construction business, Mike invented several patented consumer products. Mike's latest position was Vice President/General Manager of Impact Specialties in Kennesaw, Georgia, a National Accounts division of Construction Specialties Inc. based out of Lebanon, New Jersey.

Mike enjoyed living a life of philanthropy, gifting his time to impact the life of others. One of his greatest joys was to reach back and give to his community. Mike was active in the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, Worthington Arts Council, Worthington Youth Boosters, Worthington Kilbourne and Thomas Worthington Athletic Departments, and the Ohio State University Varsity "O." Mike was a charter member of the Ohio State Baseball Diamond Club, serving a term as organization President and continuing many more years of involvement.

Until his passing, Mike was instrumental in the mentoring of others, whether that was athletically, personally, or in business. He always looked for a way to mentor and coach, and his words and temperament are respected by everyone. Mike always thought of his friends and colleagues as an extension of his family.

Mike was a loving and passionate father to his two boys, Jason and DJ. As the boys grew up, Mike was very involved in their sports, coaching their baseball teams each summer and later turning that enjoyment into business lessons and career coaching.

He was a loving and devoted husband to wife and high school sweetheart, Kim. They enjoyed walking on the beach, golfing, boating, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dallas & Mary Hanlin and grandparents, Carl and Cleo Ford, along with other extended family. Mike is survived by his wife, Kim (Woodrum) Hanlin; his two sons Jason Hanlin (Nicole) from Dallas, Texas & DJ Hanlin (Haley) from Atlanta, Georgia; his sister, Cheri Butler (Ken) from Dallas, Texas; his half-brother, Bill Hanlin (Sharon) from St. Paris, Ohio; along with countless relatives, friends, and colleagues.

In lieu of a funeral service, Mike's family will hold two celebrations of life and gathering of friends. First will be held on February 18, 2019 in the Lexington Country Club community in Fort Myers, Florida. The second will be held in Ohio on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center at 10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell OH 43065.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a monetary donation to A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation, an organization that supports patients and family members battling lung disease or the Central Ohio Diabetes Association .

Services by
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home , Fort Myers, FL
Celebration of life

March 02, 2019, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center

10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell, OH, USA



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01/25/19 03:21 PM #4    

Thomas Haid

I agree with what has already been written about Mike.  Terry and I grew up down the street from Mike and his family, and what I'll always remember was his love of playing baseball, first in the neighborhood backyard and then through various competitive levels culminating in a successful career at The Ohio State University. He could cut up the class with his actions/comments (usually in Spanish class, or Mr. Henderson's math), but get serious when he was on the wrestling mat or ballfield. My deepest condolences to Kim and his family. 

01/26/19 09:05 AM #5    

Scott Acton

Words can't express the sadness i felt when i heard the news. I remember meeting Mike at Roosevelt, and becoming friends. We were on the same wrestling team team, and would often practice against each other.he had a great sence of humor and was also fun to be around. All though he went to OSU, he never gave me grief about being a MICHIGAN fan. The world has lost a great man and a good person.



01/27/19 09:11 AM #6    

Matt Cahill

Very sad to hear this news. Every time I ever spoke to Mike, I came away thinking what a polished and good natured gentleman he was. He was also part of the silent few that helped put this website and our reunions together so that this great class could stay in touch. Prayers go out from Patti and I to Mike, Kim and their family.

01/27/19 10:37 PM #7    

Jan Williams

I was so sorry to hear the news of Mike's passing.  What a wonderful guy!  I haven't seen him or anyone for a very long time but the memories are fresh.  We had such a great class and were all friends.  It's so hard to hear of a friend's leaving.  Thanks to all of you who keep this website alive.  We really appreciate you and this.

Love,  Jan Willialms

01/28/19 10:16 AM #8    

Melissa Glenn (Dover)

So sorry to hear about Mike, I remember him as always a gentleman and all around nice guy.  Kriss and I certainly send our condolences to Kim and the family.

01/28/19 10:54 AM #9    

Jack Eifert

I was both shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. He was funny, smart, and a leader. I’ll always remember seeing him running around the gym and the hallways of the school in his rubber suit trying to sweat off those last pounds to make his weight class for wrestling. RIP Mike you are missed! I send my sincere condolences to Kim and your family.

01/28/19 02:21 PM #10    

John Liming

Mike was among my initial group of neighborhood friends when my family moved to Springfield when I was in the middle of second grade.  Despite our different interests and different paths as we grew older, Mike always conveyed a warmth of friendship whenever we might see one another.  He had a humor that showed up in our classes that was genuine and funny and not for grabbing attention.

We are all poorer for having lost him so young.  

01/28/19 03:01 PM #11    

Jeff Hansell

I did not know Mike well.

We were in a class together, and we did some sort of project. He was a fun guy and always treated people well.

And if that's all I can remember, then he must have been a great and good friend to many.

Sad to see his passing.


01/29/19 10:37 AM #12    

Andy Cochran

Met Mike when we moved into Simon Kenton in the third grade. Always a great guy to be around. I was in the room when he announced his "Ham & Cheese on Rye" comment, and I've been getting laughs out of that story ever since. RIP Mike, prayers for Kim and family.

01/30/19 03:06 PM #13    

Susan Allender (Ryman)

Dave Zeller and Jack Eifert shared two of my favorite memories of Mike: his sandwich order in Mrs. Jones' class and sweating in the halls at North trying to cut weight for wrestling. As Matt Cahill pointed out, one of the legacies he leaves us all is this website and his example of keeping in touch with our friends. My heart is heavy with the news of his passing. May the peace of Christ support Kim and the family as they carry on without him.

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