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Carlisle Country Club
Wednesday December 28th, 2016
10:00am - 11:00am

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Celebration of Life

Carlisle Country Club
Wednesday December 28th, 2016

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Kenneth "Ken" Yingst

Kenneth R. Yingst, 77, of Carlisle, PA, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at his home. He was born November 12, 1939 in Shellsville,PA to the late Thomas and Ada Mumma Yingst.

Ken retired from Lear Corporation with 40 years of service. He was a member of PA National Guard and the Mt. Holly Springs Golden Age Club. Ken enjoyed spending time with and vacationing with family and friends.  He also loved watching his grandchildren play various sports.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lois “Toots” Martin Yingst of Carlisle; two daughters, Tammy DeSimone and friend Jim Gage, and Lisa Fink and husband Michael,both of Boiling Springs; five grandchildren, Marine Corporal Dominick DeSimone, Corbin DeSimone and Drew, Dalton and Erika Fink. Also surviving are seven siblings, Thomas Yingst of Hershey, Erma Shepherd of Lititz, John Yingst of Liberty, MO, Barbara Baker of Mechanicsburg, Shirley Coy of Boiling Springs, James Yingst of Harrisburg, and Joyce Dunlap of Dillsburg; and many nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his sisters, Dora Railing, Mary Rynard and Betty Blough.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Carlisle County Club, 1242 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013 with Rev. Bryan Hoke officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made in Ken 's memory to a charity of your choice.Visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.

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Not sure what to say here ... Just remember staying with Uncle Ken and Aunt Toots on the way to camp Shand ... maybe it was after ... don't recall ...  they let me stay up at night and watch movies ... I was surprised and saddened to hear that he passed on ... nothing but good thoughts I have of him ...

Tommy Yingst III Dec 27 2016 12:00 AM

Ken was one of a kind always willing to help others. Would give the shirt off his back to anyone. A loving husband and father to his family. Opened his doors for our dinners and helped Toots cook the meals. Ken you were certainly loved and will be missed. Sis Shirley

Shirley Coy Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss! I will pray for comfort for the family! I worked with Ken for many years at Maslands. He was a very good man and a very hard worker! He could load a creel faster then anyone, and never complain! He was all about family and this huge family get together in the garage with lots of good food! He loved his family!

Lorna Pray Dec 21 2016 12:00 AM

We will miss our Brother Ken who grew up in a Family of 11 "Kids". His own close Family made certain that he got lots of recognition recently. Our Family and Friends will also miss Ken's and Toot's annual Thanksgiving Union at their home in a well organized garage for the large group.May GOD continue to bless Brother Ken and his Family !!!

Thomas Yingst Dec 17 2016 12:00 AM