MONONA-Rick “Rapid” Coats, age 57, of Monona passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, after he finally encountered something he couldn’t beat, cancer.

A Celebration of his Life will take place at ANTLERS TAVERN, 2202 W. Broadway, Madison, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, with a time for sharing stories at 2 p.m.

A complete obituary will appear in Thursday’s paper.

Service:  A Celebration of his Life will take place at ANTLERS TAVERN, 2202 W. Gunderson_Funeral Broadway, Madison, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, with a time for sharing stories at 2 p.m.