THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: April 19, 2018
Wayne Damp, 75, of Oconto Falls, passed away suddenly Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018 of natural causes at the home of his daughter.
Born Jan. 23, 1943 in Oconto Falls, to James and Lorraine (Kitzman) Damp Sr., he grew up in Oconto Falls where he attended pubic schools and graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1961. After graduation, he served in the United States Navy in Vietnam and returned to Oconto Falls after an honorable discharge.
On March 12, 1966, he married Yvonne Heimke in Menominee, Mi. and they lived in Oconto Falls for all of their married lives where they raised two children. He worked for many years at the American Archery Co. in Oconto Falls where he developed artistic woodworking skills and began his own woodcarving business, specializing in wildlife and wood-burning. He also worked for the United States Postal Service, first as a carrier in Oconto Falls and later as a sorter in Green Bay for many years until retirement.
A well known artist, he displayed his crafts in the area and was recognized in Shawano as "Best of Show", six years in a row. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He will be remembered as a loving, proud husband, father and grandfather, who lit up when his grandchildren were around.
Survivors include two children, Wendy (special friend, Sean Houska) Damp, Oconto Falls and Scott (Kate) Damp, Green Bay; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Virgie) Damp Jr., Oconto Falls; a sister, Faye (Wade) Tress, Coleman; a sister-in-law, Regina Damp, Oconto Falls; four brothers-in-law, Ron (Mary) Heimke, Abrams, Gary (Glori) Heimke, Todd "Doc" (Sandra) and Roger "Eb" (Terri) Heimke, all of Oconto Falls and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne in 2012; a brother, Norman Damp in 2017 and in-laws, Gordon and Marie Heimke.
Visitation with the urn present was held at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls on Tuesday, April 17 from noon until time of the Memorial Services at 2 p.m. Rev. Lloyd Luedeman officiated followed by burial with military honors in Woodlawn Cemetery in Oconto Falls.