Search billions of records on

.Joanne Marie Follett Derry.

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

May 15 to May 23, 2012 .
.Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Yvonne "Puts" Damp, 65, Oconto Falls, died peacefully Saturday evening, April 28, 2012 at Community Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 1, 1946, in Oconto Falls, to Gordon and Marie (King) Heimke. Yvonne grew up in rural Oconto Falls where she attended pubic schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1964. Following graduation, she attended cosmetology school in Green Bay and worked for several years at Majestic Beauty Salon in Oconto Falls.

On March 12, 1966, she married Wayne Damp in Menominee, Mich. The couple has lived in Oconto Falls, for all of their married lives where they raised two children. Yvonne also worked in laundry services at Community Memorial Hospital for over 20 years. As a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, "Puts" will fondly be remembered for being a great cook and baker for the large dinners she'd make for her family and friends. She was also a good listener and friend to many.

Survivors are her husband of 46 years, Wayne Damp, Oconto Falls; their two children, Wendy (special friend, Sean Houska) Damp, Scott (Kate) Damp, all of Oconto Falls; four grandchildren, Jacob (fiancee, Angel Picard) and Mariah (fiance ,Marc Monfort) Oestreich, Scott W. Jr. and Max Damp; one great-grandson, Trent Jacob Oestreich; four brothers, Ron (Mary) Heimke, Abrams; Gary (Glori) Heimke, Todd "Doc" (Sandra) and Roger "Eb" (Terri) Heimke, all of Oconto Falls; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and in-laws, Jim and Lorraine Damp. - See more at:
Joanne Marie (Follett) Derry 58, Oconto passed away Sunday May
13, 2012. She was born on June 18, 1953 in Oconto, WI to the late Wesley E.
and Patricia Lee Follett Sr. She graduated from Oconto High School and
enjoyed her own business as an owner operator of her Truck.

She served in the United States Army as a Sergeant E5 from 1982-1986 at Fort Rucker
Alabama. She operated heavy equipment and was requested many times to work
at helicopter crash sites. She received many accommodations and metals.
While serving in the Military she met her husband David and they married on
January 11, 1986. In 1991 they moved to Oconto where Joanne was employed by
Head Start as a bus driver for a few years.

At the time of her illness she was employed at LeTourneau Plastic where she had many friends.

Joanne took great comfort in her faith and her Church, First American Lutheran, Oconto
where she was a member and raised her family. She had a young passion for
duck hunting, pickerel spearing with her husband and brother, she was also a
seasoned ATV rider, loved gardening, canning, scrap booking, and sewing. Her
life was full of Love and Joy and she spread happiness to all that she

She leaves behind and will be sorrowfully missed by her husband
Dave, two Daughters Leah Bayer and Amanda Derry. Three granddaughters Unity
Bayer, and Skyliegh Ackerman, and Adilyn Lubus. Joanne's granddaughters were
the sparkle in her eye and the spring in her step. She is further survived
by a brother Wesley Follett Jr. (Debbie Mineau); and a sister Nancy (Paul)
Gerondale; many nieces nephews other relatives and friends.

Friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto from 4-8 PM Wednesday. Visitation
will continue Thursday at First American Lutheran Church, Oconto from 10 AM
until time of the Funeral. Funeral Service 11 AM Thursday May 17, 2012 at
the Church with Rev. Mary Zupansic officiating. Military Rites will be
performed by the Oconto American Legion Jones-Modrow-Young Post #74. Please
visit to express online condolences and view the
video tribute. The family would like to extend a special thank you to
Heartland Hospice especially Anissa, Erin, and Anna. Also dear friends Wendy
Spice, Debbie Crivello, and a very special Heartfelt thank you to Linda