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Chad M. Coleman, 37

Chad Michael Coleman, age 37, of Otsego, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.

He was born June 26, 1974, in Minneapolis, the son of Don and Marlene (Oelke) Coleman. Chad lived in the Corcoran area before moving to Otsego in 1999.

Chad was a loving husband and a fantastic father who loved his children deeply. He was the best son and brother, and had a big heart, beautiful smile, and a calming, non-judgmental way about him.

He loved anything to do with nature and outdoor sports, especially hunting, fishing, and spearing. He also made spearing decoys and won awards for his abilities.

Chad was extremely talented with tools, and worked as a tool and die maker. He also built his house, along with his father. Recently, he built his children a playhouse that was an exact model of their house.

He was always willing to listen to anyone, and had a unique ability to speak to strangers as if he always knew them.

Chad is survived by his wife, Heather (Dyreson) Coleman of Otsego; children: Mitchell, age 8; Ashlynn, age 6; and Morgan, age 2; parents Don and Marlene Coleman of Corcoran; sister Brenda (Andy) Kane of Indianola, IA; father-in-law Bernie (Denise) Dyreson of Delano; maternal grandmother Marie Oelke of Perham; sister-in-law Hilary Dyreson (Nate Schlosser) of Loretto; brother-in-law Shane Dyreson (Andrea Jennings) of Buffalo; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Debbie (Sersch) Rice of Howard Lake; and his best friend and companion, his dog, Lucky.

A memorial service took place Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville, with visitation for one hour prior to the service.

The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville assisted the family with arrangements; www.thepetersonchapel.com.