Harvey D. Yinger

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LIMA - Harvey D. Yinger, 91, of Lima, and formerly of Sidney for nearly 50 years, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013, at 10:05 a.m. surrounded by his family at The Wyngate Senior Living Community in Lima.
He was born on Oct. 9, 1921, in Sidney, the son of the late George and Florence (Coon) Yinger. On Sept. 4, 1943, he married Ardelle Ashe, who preceded him in death on Dec. 30, 2012.
He is survived by one son, Bryan Yinger, and his wife, Deb, of Sidney; two daughters, Carol Blymyer, of Elida, and Mrs. Dean (Gayle) Holdgreve, of Delphos; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Floyd Yinger, of Sidney.
Mr. Yinger was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Waldo, and two sisters, Helen Hill and Hazel Leiss.
Mr. Yinger retired from Ford Motor Co. after 27 years of service. Harvey was a World War II U.S. Army veteran serving in the Pacific Theater as a staff sergeant of Company B, 1906 Engineers Aviation Battalion. He was a member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217, Stokes Lodge 305 F&AM, Port Jefferson, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Antioch Shrine of Dayton, and the Lima Fraternal Order of Eagles. Harvey was also a member of the South Side Christian Church in Lima. One of Harvey's greatest enjoyments in life was playing the accordion, which he had played since the age of 16. Over the years he entertained many people at retirement communities throughout the area.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 1 p.m. from the Cromes Funeral Home in Sidney, with the Rev. Mark Tisch officiating. Burial with full military honors provided by Sidney American Legion Post 217 will follow at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 until 8 p.m. at the Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, 920 N. Cable Road, Lima, and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. in Sidney. Stokes Masonic Lodge will hold a memorial service Friday evening at 8 p.m. followed by the Scottish Rite Ring Ceremony at the funeral home in Lima.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to the South Side Christian Church, 3300 South Side Drive, Lima, OH 45805 or The Honor Flight Dayton Inc., 525 Victory Road, Springfield, OH 45504 in memory of Harvey Yinger. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Yinger family at Cromes Funeral Home's website,


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Published in Sidney Daily News on July 2, 2013
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