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Wayne Joseph Cota

October 3, 1933 October 19, 2009
Wayne Joseph Cota
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Obituary for Wayne Joseph Cota

Wayne "Red" Cota, 76, of Oconto passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, October 19, 2009 at St. Marys Hospital, Green Bay. He was born October 3, 1933 in Oconto to Erben Cota and Lorena (Kasbaum) Cota Hatton. He married Marlene Follett on November 21, 1953 in Oconto, where they lived their entire life. Wayne was employed at Cruisers Yachts for 43 years. His passions included deer hunting, fishing, camping, and enjoying time with family and friends.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marlene, and his children Debbie (Dan) Dionne, Oconto; Vickie (Mark) Kirchner, Oconto Falls; Cindy Riewe, Oconto Falls; Connie (JJ) Young, Oconto; Gary Cota, Lena; one sister Shirley Kriesel, Friendship; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, two brothers, and a grandson.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 2 to 4 PM Friday, October 23, 2009. Funeral services will be conducted 4 PM Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Shane R. Cota officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given.

Visitation:
2 PM to 4 PM at Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service 217 Congress St. Oconto, WI 54153 on October 23, 2009 (map/driving directions)

Service:
4 PM at Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service 217 Congress St. Oconto, WI 54153 on October 23, 2009 (map/driving directions)

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