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Gary R. Oates
Gary Oates

Gary R. Oates, 75, of Platteville, died on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at his home, with his family by his side.

Funeral services will be held at 12 (Noon) on Saturday, March 6 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Chapel military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post #42 and VFW Post #5274. Burial will be at Whig Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home, where the family is requesting that all in attendance will wear face coverings and practice social distancing during their time at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gary R. Oates Memorial Fund, which can be mailed to the funeral home at PO Box 245, Platteville, WI 53818. Online condolences can be made at

A complete obituary is in the March 3, 2021 issue of The Platteville Journal.