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Duane M. Coate III

March 29, 1941 — March 28, 2024

Duane M. Coate Jr., age 82, passed away on March 28, 2024, at Meadowbrook in Bloomer.

Duane was born on March 29, 1941 in Whittier, California to Duane Sr. and Elizabeth (Ball) Coate.

Duane worked in a yarn factory and was a real estate agent. When he retired, he lived in Las Vegas and liked to go to the casino. He then moved to Wisconsin to live with his son and ex-wife Becky. Duane loved all sports. His favorite teams were the Las Vegas Raiders and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He loved listening to 60’s and oldies, but goodies music. Since 1959, Duane was a member of the Mother Church of Christian Science, established in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Duane is survived by his son: Duane Coate III; step-daughter: Marie Lindemann; nephew: Robert; nieces: Marlo and Claudette; step grandchildren: Jackie Shaw, Micah (Raine) Lindemann, Tyler (Brett) Windsor; and step great grandchildren: Ana, Matt, Andre, Jax, George, and Klaus.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Duane Sr. and Elizabeth Coate; sister: Diane Rishel; and brother: David Coate.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Meadowbrook in Bloomer, St. Croix Hospice and the chaplain for all the wonderful care shown to Duane.

“The transforming power of God now frees me from every limitation. The wisdom, power and love of God now guides me to the fulfillment of my dreams.” – unknown

A private family service will be held at a later date.  Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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