Wade Coats - April 19, 2014Wade Coats, age 42, of Giltner, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Mary Lanning Memorial Healthcare in Hastings.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 24 at the United Methodist Church in Giltner. Pastor Bruce Phillips will officiate. Interment will be in the Giltner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Giltner. The family requests casual dress for the services. Memorials may be made in care of the family to be determined at a later date. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Wade Matthew Coats, the son of Duane and Jacqueline (Osterman) Coats was born at Aurora, on Sept. 25, 1971 and passed away in Hastings, on April 19, 2014 at the age of 42.
Wade attended Hastings Public Schools and went on to graduate from Giltner High School in 1993. Wade worked at the Hamilton Motor Inn for five years.
Wade was a member of the Giltner United Methodist Church, TOPS NE #832 and Hastings Special Olympics. He was the first recipient of a wish, from the Angel Foundation of Hastings. They made his wish come true by arranging for Wade to attend WOW Wrestling and personally meet one of his wrestling heroes, Rick Flair.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and nephew, Seth Coats.
Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Duane and Jackie Coats of Giltner; two sisters, Deb (Lin) Hoskins of Hastings and Rhonda (Larry) Coats of San Angelo, Texas; two brothers, Terry (Glenda) Coats and Allan (Gayla) Coats all of Giltner; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; special care giver, Sharon and many other relatives and friends.