Brandon James Coates, age 20, of 5888 26th Lane; Gladstone (Brampton Twp.) died unexpectantly Thursday, January 20th, 2005. Brandon was born August 31st, 1984 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba the son of Darrel and Bobbi (Young) Coates and was a 2003 graduate of the Gladstone Area High School. He was active in wrestling during his years at the Cameron Elementary School.
While growing up in the Brampton area, Brandon developed a love for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also had a passion for Dodge trucks, snowmobiles, and four-wheelers.
Brandon received training in fire fighting from Escanaba Public Safety and was president of the Brampton Township Fire Department. He was employed by the Holiday Service Station from 2001 to the present, working in both Escanaba and Gladstone. To all who knew him, he was a kind and loving person who would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Brandon will be greatly missed and will always be loved by his family and friends.
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