Larry R. Yingst
Larry R. Yingst
  • July 23, 1940 - March 22, 2017
  • Chandler, Arizona

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LARRY YINGST: July 23, 1940 - March 22, 2017

Larry R Yingst, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully on March 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Rosemarie Yingst, his four daughters, Shannon (Darwin Fenn), Cheryl (Otto Bartel), Michelle (Wes Fielden), all three from his previous marriage, and Stephanie Johnston (Brent Langbehn); and grandchildren Jonas Fenn, Nathan Fenn, Lucas Bartel, Jacob Bartel, Katie Bartel, Kalen Taylor, Evin Taylor, Sierra Langbehn and Katelynn Langbehn. He also has five great grandchildren, Jackson, Beckett (Nathan & Heather Fenn), Marcus, Mason (Evin Taylor & Justin Harnell), Madison (Kalen & Michelle Taylor) and siblings Maurice (Kay) Yingst, Sharon (Norman) Juell, Bev (Allen) Mcmullen, Gerald (Mavis) Yingst and Jan (Scott) Summerfeldt.
He was predeceased by his father and mother, Orville and Marjorie Yingst, as well as his infant sister Lois Winnifred.
He is also survived by his best furry friend, grandog Wiesie.

Larry was born in Khedive, Saskatchewan on July 23, 1940. He later moved to Calgary, Alberta and in 1991 moved to Chandler, Arizona.

From an early age, his love of farming was evident and he kept those roots growing throughout his life. We aren't exactly sure when his mischievous personality and sense of humor germinated but these traits were alive and well.right to the end.

Larry accomplished many great feats in his life. He was a Doctor of Psychology, School Superintendent, Teacher, Farmer, Public Speaker, Business Owner and Entrepreneur, as well as a Pilot. He enjoyed and excelled at farming, fishing, motorcycling, restoring classic cars and driving them, RV's, Travelling, Tennis, Golf, and Horseback Riding.

Larry lived the life of ten men and enjoyed every moment. His powerful and devoted sense of family brought much security and many happy memories to his loved ones. His children learned many valuable, life-long lessons from him. He was a warrior and a success at everything he did. His generosity, kindness, sense of humor and uplifting personality deeply touched everyone in his path and resulted in lasting friendships. He made notable impressions on those he met because of his enthusiasm for life and his magnetism. Coupled with his intelligence and addiction to laughter, he could engage anyone in conversation and enrich the experience.

In lieu of flowers; donations if so desired, may be made to the Heart and Stroke Research Fund Scottsdale, Arizona. (see link below)