Jeanne Margaret Yinger (nee Hartman) May 15, 1924 - November 16, 2021 Jeanne Margaret Yinger (nee Hartman) passed away and returned home to Heaven on November 16, 2021, at the age of 97. She was born in Los Angeles, California, to John and Margaret Hartman (nee Flammer) where she was brought up in Catholic schools. Her family lived in the back of her father's Hartman Auto Parts store, which flourished during the Depression. Jeanne would often recollect the day-to-day business and happenings of the store in the area of 59thStreet and Main Street in Los Angeles. She fondly reminisced about her activities in the Los Angeles area as a child and teenager, travelling by the Pacific Electric Red Car, had a special interest in the history of the LA area and enjoyed sailing on the Steamers to Catalina Island and dancing at the Avalon Casino. While attending St. Michael's Catholic Elementary, Jeanne would briefly meet her future husband, William (Bill) Yinger, however, they would not connect again until after Bill returned from World War II. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy and attended Mount Saint Mary's College but soon decided college was not for her. After high school, Jeanne was recruited as one of the young women to work for the Santa Fe Railroad in LA after the war effort drafted the office men. Jeanne and Bill more formally met through the St. Michael's Young People's Club, which was a source of many lifelong friendships for them, and they married in 1950. She raised her family in Inglewood until moving to Palos Verdes in 1975. Jeanne cherished her family, which meant the world to her, and treasured holiday and birthday celebrations, complete with cake and candles. She travelled, camped, and hiked with family and friends to many places in North America, Europe, as well as trips closer to home in California, and all over the United States, even adventuring into her later years. Jeanne was supportive and always encouraged her children and grandchildren to pursue their educational and career aspirations. While not demonstrative, Jeanne's Catholic faith was important to her and she consistently served in the parishes she attended. She was a sacristan for many years at St. John Fisher Church and would serve quietly behind-the-scenes. In her senior years, Jeanne could be found gardening with Bill, out for her daily power walk in her neighborhood, or keeping house. Jeanne, even though she did not watch much TV for entertainment, she always loved to watch the World Series. She approached everything she did with fervent determination to carry out the job to the absolute best of her ability. This determined attitude colored every aspect of life for Jeanne and she serves as a role model of perseverance, tenacity, and grit. Her beloved husband of 53 years, Bill (2003), precedes her in leaving this world behind. Jeanne is survived by her sister, Virginia Richardson; five children, Janice (Art) Constancio, Robert (Virginia Kice) Yinger, James (Kathleen) Yinger, Steven (Colleen) Yinger, and Raymond (Stephanie) Yinger; five grandchildren, Lauren (Ryan) Stead, Kristin Yinger, Kimberly Yinger, Meredith (Cole Trezek) Yinger, and David Yinger; and one great-grandchild, Zane Stead. A Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held December 3, 2021, at 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm at St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. Jeanne's family will lay her to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Braille Institute of America and the Alzheimer's Association
in her memory are appreciated.
Published by Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Nov. 28, 2021.