Jeffrey Lee Yiengst
April 14, 1953 – July 1, 2018
Jeffrey L. “Whip” Yiengst, 65, of Harrisburg, passed away Sunday, July 1st at home after a tenacious battle with cancer. He was born April 14, 1953. He was the son of the late Richard L. Yiengst and Janet L. Weibley; preceded in death by his brother, Rick, sister, Pam, and his stepfather, Bill Weibley. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Marsha (Cope) Yiengst, daughters, Andrea of Dillsburg, Melissa Monk (Brian) of Cornwall, and stepson, Charlie Bekelja of Hummelstown. He is also survived by his brother, Michael Yiengst, of Palmyra and 10 grandchildren. Whip was retired from UPS with almost 40 years of service, where he achieved an award for over 30 years of Safe Driving. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hershey and loved every minute of helping others. In addition to sitting on the patio and watching the birds while admiring his flowers, he loved to fish at the Clarks, hunt turkey and watch Nascar, as well as local dirt track races. Whip’s most notable traits were his outgoing personality and meticulous detail of his vehicles. He took great pride in his Dodge Challenger RT, for which he received several trophies and awards. Whip enjoyed the company of his many close friends and family, as well as the companionship of his two dogs, Josie and Macy. He was also a lover of all types of music, always had it playing morning till night, and was the life of the party. Whip was always up for a good joke or a shot of “Jack.” Services will be held Saturday, July 21st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; Hershey, PA. There will be a visitation at 10:00 a.m. Immediately following the service, there will be a celebration of life for Whip’s family and friends at the Rescue Fire Company, 3701 N. 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA.
Jeffrey Lee Yiengst
July 10, 2018
Dearest Marsha, I was so very sad to see Jeff’s obituary and to read of his passing. He was such a unique personality - so particular about everything and such a hard worker. I always thought you two were the perfect match - your warm and easy-going ways were such a good balance for Jeff. Please know that all Jeff’s old friends are with you in spirit and sending your good man on to his rest with the fondest of love. Anna Pruett