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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
Complete Obituary
Sarah Coate
  Sarah Ann "Sally" Coate, 58, Celina, died at 3:45 p.m. July 10, 2011, at her residence.
She was born March 20, 1953, in Defiance, to Raymond L. and Patricia A. Knott Giesige. On Dec. 29, 1972, she married Jared L. "Jerry" Coate, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Heath, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a daughter, Heather (Kevin) Schmidt, Celina; six brothers, Douglas (Henrie) Giesige, David (Isabel) Giesige, Fred (Ann) Giesige, Greg (Sue) Giesige, Mark (Jean) Giesige, and Tom (Sue) Giesige, all of Celina; three sisters, Mary Green, Lutz, Fla., Marcia (Randy) Hamilton, Land O' Lakes, Fla., Amy (Chris) Caggiano, Fort Wayne, Ind.; two brothers-in-law, George "Ike" (Kathy) Coate, Celina; Sam Coate, Celina; and two grandsons, Brenden and Aiden Schmidt.
Deceased are an infant brother, Joseph; brother-in-law, Bob Green; and sister-in-law, Terry Giesige.
She was a homemaker and self-employed decorative painter.
A member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, she was a 1971 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School.
She was the original "Curbside Queen" and founder of the group at the Celina Lake Festival Parade.
A tribute to her life will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church parish activity center; Mark Giesige will preside. Guests are asked to use the Anthony Street entrance.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at W. H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or to the C.A.L.L. Food Pantry.
Condolences may be left with dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.
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