.Joanne Marie Follett Derry.
15 to May 23, 2012 .
Yvonne "Puts" Damp, 65,
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.
(Follett) Derry 58, Oconto passed away Sunday May
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
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13, 2012. She was born on June 18, 1953 in Oconto, WI to the late
and Patricia Lee Follett Sr. She graduated from Oconto High School and
enjoyed her own business as an owner operator of her Truck.
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
at helicopter crash sites. She received many accommodations and metals.
While serving in the Military she met her husband David and they
January 11, 1986. In 1991 they moved to Oconto where Joanne was
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.
took great comfort in her faith and her Church, First American Lutheran,
where she was a member and raised her family. She had a young passion
duck hunting, pickerel spearing with her husband and brother, she was
seasoned ATV rider, loved gardening, canning, scrap booking, and
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
Dave, two Daughters Leah Bayer and Amanda Derry. Three granddaughters
Bayer, and Skyliegh Ackerman, and Adilyn Lubus. Joanne's granddaughters
the sparkle in her eye and the spring in her step. She is further
by a brother Wesley Follett Jr. (Debbie Mineau); and a sister Nancy
Gerondale; many nieces nephews other relatives and friends.
call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto from 4-8 PM Wednesday.
will continue Thursday at First American Lutheran Church, Oconto from
until time of the Funeral. Funeral Service 11 AM Thursday May 17, 2012
the Church with Rev. Mary Zupansic officiating. Military Rites will be
performed by the Oconto American Legion Jones-Modrow-Young Post #74.
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
Spice, Debbie Crivello, and a very special Heartfelt thank you to Linda
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