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Ronald G. Coats

10/11/1940 - 02/07/2022
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Ronald G. Coats, age 81, of Winneconne died Monday, February 7, 2022, at Ascension Mercy Hospital in Oshkosh, surrounded by his children.  Ron was born October 11, 1940, to the late Clair and Dorothy (Kallas) Coats. He was a 1958 graduate of Winneconne High School. On September 30 1961, Ron married Mary Doro in Winneconne and they made their home in the Winneconne area their entire married lifetime. Besides raising his 5 children, Ron was employed  at Leach Co. for 36 years, until his retirement in 2002. When Mary was alive,  they enjoyed traveling, boating, and gardening and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Ron also was a great cook. More recently he enjoyed watching sports and old westerns, Bonanza being his favorite. Ron also enjoyed his daily drives and social time with his friends. Ron had been active and was a judge with the Wisconsin Farm Team Horse Pullers. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Winneconne. 

Ron is survived by his children, Sandy (Brad) Benedict, Scott (Valerie) Coats, Stacey (James) Bloedorn, Stephanie Coats, and Steven (Karen) Coats; grandchildren, Kristy (Aaron) McMillan, Katie (Timothy) White, Colton (Alyssa) Breister, Matt Breister, Robert (Maygan) Coats, Ronald (Chris) Coats, Rebecca (Deane) Bannenberg, Logan Breister, Cody (Janetta) Breister, Cassandra Coats, Madalyn Coats; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Barb Thiel, Mary Fleck, Janet (Steve) Helmuth; brother, Jim (Joan) Coats; many nieces and nephews and friends. 

Along with his parents, Ron was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary, on January 23, 2006; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Stanley and Eleanor Doro. 

A visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, February 11, 2022, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A prayer service will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.?A private interment will take place at a later date in the Rushford Cemetery. 

The family wishes to thank the Mercy Hospital ICU nurses, Brent, Jen, Morgan, and Andy, for the care they provided to Ron. 

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net. 

Steve & Sue Bohlssen & Jean Krings wrote on February 11, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We were so blessed to have had Ron in our lives. He was a wonderful kind man and will be missed.

Betty Deiss wrote on February 10, 2022
Thinking of the family at this sad time. Remembering all the good times with Ron and Mary in our younger days. My thoughts and prayers to a beautiful family.

Tom Kruzick wrote on February 10, 2022
Will truly miss Ron as I saw him frequently at The Landing. Wise, friendly, and a great sense of humor. Will never forget his wisdom remarking "Winter fog freezes the hog." Blessings to the family.

Bill Beck wrote on February 9, 2022
My deepest sympathy for your family, he'll be surely missed sincerely Bill Beck

Mel and Barb wrote on February 9, 2022
To the family of Ron he was a great guy who would tell stories of his family some were that they would drive him crazy but would not trade them for anything. He will be missed by all of us.