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.Gary A. Drafz .

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

May 8, 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:
 (1941 - 2012)

Gary A. Drafz, 70, Suring, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes on
May 5, 2012. Gary was born in Oconto on Aug. 9, 1941. He graduated from East
High School in Green Bay with the class of 1959. Gary married Patricia J.
Lindow on Feb. 4, 1967. He was currently employed at Diversified Wood
Crafts. Gary enjoyed the outdoors where he loved hunting and fishing. Gary's
family and friends were very important to him and he especially loved
spending time with his grandchildren.

Gary is survived by his loving wife, Pat, Suring; his daughter, Lisa (Bill)
Palomaki, Suamico; his son, Jeff (Lynn) Drafz, Pulaski; his grandchildren,
Sydney and Samantha Palomaki and Kendra and Ryan Drafz; his stepmother, Nan
Drafz, Arizona; his sister, Judy Weber, Arizona; his brother, Steve (Rosie)
Houston; his mother-in-law, Joyce Lindow, Green Bay; his brother-in-law,
Dick (Margaret) Lindow, Little Suamico.

Gary was preceded in death by his brother, Doug Drafz; his parents, Allen
Drafz and Bernadine Houston; his stepfather, Richard Houston; his
grandmother, Hazel Schumacher.

Visitation will be held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Saturday,
May 12, 2012, from 2 p.m. until the funeral service at 5 p.m. Online
condolences can be expressed at

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in memory of Gary.