Joan Loretta Millpointer (nee Dama)
June 27, 1934 – July 28, 2012
Joan Loretta (Dama) Millpointer, “Molly-Putz”, was born to eternal life Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the age of 78, at Zilber Family Hospice and Residence in Wauwatosa. She passed away from complications of heart disease.
Joan was born at home June 27, 1934, in Milwaukee, to Joseph and Daisy (Sanders) Dama.
She was preceded in death by her parents and later her spouse, John, in August of 2009.
She is survived by her brother, Robert (Bobbie) and sister-in-law, Millie; her son, Gary (“Butchie”) and daughter-in-law, Darlene (Lauer); daughter, Debbie and son-inlaw, Kerry Calton; and daughter, Susie (“Tutser”) and son-in-law, Kyle Siettmann. She was blessed with six grandchildren, Angie and Ashley Millpointer, Timothy (wife Estefani) and Jennifer Calton, and Elise (Elli) and Maya Siettmann. She is also survived by many loving brothers- and sister-in-laws, nephews, nieces and friends.
She attended Okauchee Grade School and grew up on Tearney Bay off of Road Q. She also attended Oconomowoc High School, Class of 1952. Soon she met John Millpointer and was married on May 15, 1954, at St. Joan of Arcs. They were proudly married for 55 years. She was employed at Foot-So-Port in Oconomowoc, followed by National Advertising in Waukesha, where she was well-liked. She also worked for the Treasury Department. She returned to work as a dietary aide at then Memorial Hospital of Oconomowoc (MHO), where she proudly served for 22 years and made many lifelong friends. She later worked as a nanny for several families and at the Inn of Pine Terrrace.
Her favorite pastimes included flower gardening, letter writing, watching movies, perfecting cupcakes and traveling. She also loved going to fairs, exploring neighboring communities and attending churches throughout Waukesha County. She loved ceremonies, including first communions and weddings as well.
She lived in Oconomowoc off of Highway 67 for more than 40 years with John. They later resided in Hartland at Breezewood Village for about eight years. She spent a year in assisted living at Oakhill Terrace in Waukesha and six months in rehab at Care-age of Brookfield, both of which she received wonderful care!
Joan had the “gift of gab” and loved making new friends. She loved her kids and would do anything for them. They could never do wrong in her eyes. Joan loved life – she loved sunshine and loved a ride in the car anywhere! We will forever miss you mom; we love you!
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at St. Charles Catholic Church, 313 Circle Drive, Hartland, with Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at St. Jerome Cemetery (Oconomowoc) following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations to an education fund for her grandchildren would be greatly appreciated.
Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary or leave condolences.