Douglas Coates (1963 - 2013)

Obituary
  • "Doug was a good man. RIP. My sincere condolences."
    - Patrick Griffith
  • "My sympathies to the Coates families. God bless."
    - Lynne Bujanowski Fuhrmann
  • "My prayers and thoughts go out to you Carol and your..."
  • "So sorry to hear of your loss of your brother, Doug. Our..."
    - Judy and Ken Skorik
  • "Lexi, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We..."
    - John and Darlene Laska

Coates, Douglas A.

Douglas A. Coates, age 49, of 6010 Church Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Friday, October 25, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield, WI.

Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Friday, November 1, 2013 at Christian Life Fellowship, Port Edwards, WI. Rev. Jeff O'Connor will officiate. Visitation will be at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI from 4:00-8:00 PM Thursday and Friday at the Church from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will be at Pioneer Cemetery, Town of Saratoga, WI.

Doug was born October 26, 1963 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Ray and Marie (Moffett) Coates Sr. He married Theresa C. Fruin on December 30, 1998 in Port Edwards, WI. Doug was a millwright for several companies. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and grilling.

Doug is survived by his wife, Theresa; three daughters, Lexi Coates of Milladore, WI, Amber Coates of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Cassidy Coates of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; stepson, Josh (Jessica) Linzmeier of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; granddaughter, Jaelee; six brothers, Ray (Vicki) Coates Jr., of Nekoosa, WI, Steve (Paula) Coates of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Les (Brenda) Coates of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Ritch (Amy) Coates of Appleton, WI, Phil (Julie) Coates of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Ralph Coates of Black River Falls, WI; four sisters, Gail (Dan) Watercott of St. Cloud, MN, Cheryl Morgan of Nekoosa, WI, Carol (Thomas) Gonzales of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Tina (Jeff) Eastling of Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Doug is also survived by his mother in law, Janet Fruin of Auburndale, WI; many brother and sister in laws and many nieces and nephews.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Phyllis, sister in law, Paula Coates and father in law, William Fruin.

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RITCHAY FUNERAL HOME
1950 12TH ST SOUTH WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI 54495-0847
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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Oct. 29, 2013
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