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Jim Coats, 65, of Doland

Posted: Friday, Apr 12th, 2013

DOLAND — Jim Coats, 65, of Doland, died on Saturday, April 6, 2013, in the Avera McKennan Hospital at Sioux Falls.

 Visitation and prayer services were held yesterday in the Furness Funeral Home Chapel at Clark. The prayer service will continue after 9 a.m. today at the Church in Doland.

Funeral services will be held today at 10:30 a.m. in the United Methodist Church at Doland with the Revs. Kris Larson and Harold Loewen officiating. Burial will follow in the Doland Cemetery. There will be a lunch served at the R-Place in Doland following the burial.

James Leslie Coats was born on March 17, 1948, in Miller to Francis and Gleo (Roberts) Coats. He graduated from Doland High School in 1966, and then continued farming with his dad.

 On July 1, 1967, he married Chris Thompson in Doland.  

He later married Jane Mehlberg on August 14, 1982, in Raymond. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gleo, his father-in-law, Clarence Mehlberg and a brother-in-law, Richard Martian.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Coats of Doland, his father, Francis Coats of Doland; a sister, Cheri Martian of Trail City; mother-in-law, Eleanor Mehlberg of Raymond; children, James (Lisa) Coats of Huron, Shelley Coats of Doland, John (Susan) Coats of Brookings, Erin Coats (Brian Ellison) of Aberdeen, Jennifer Coats of Mitchell and Josh Coats (Bailey Hurlbert) of Doland; and seven grandchildren.

Furness Funeral Home of Clark is in charge of arrangements.

Visit www.furnessfuneralhome.com.

For the complete article see the 04-11-2013 issue.

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