Kenneth Dean Coats, 72,
of Anamosa, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place.
A Celebration of Life will
take place this spring. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.
Ken was born April 28, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Fred and Mary (Gaddie) Coats. On Aug. 29, 1970, in Cedar Rapids, he was united in marriage to Patricia Zimmerman. Ken was employed at Quaker Oats, retiring in 2009, and was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Marion.
Ken is survived by his wife, Pat Coats of Anamosa; children, Bena (Rob) of Dubuque, Adam (Jenny) of Cedar Rapids, Josh (Holly) of Marion and Ryanne (Chris) of Marion; 16 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother, Albert (Pam) Coats of Marion; two sisters, Wanda (Bill) Kelsey of Marion and Rosella Wells of Osceola; multiple nieces and nephews; and "adopted" kids, Shawn (Stephanie), Stephanie (Scott), Chad and Matt (Pam).
He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, five brothers and three sisters.
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