Douglas G.”Dougie” Rates, 65, of Bark River, passed away early Monday morning, April 3, 2017 following an illness.
He was born on September 5, 1951, son of Charles and Frances (Matheson) Gates in Walled Lake MI. Doug graduated from Walled Lake High School.
Doug worked at the Island Resort and Casino as a black jack dealer.
Doug enjoyed collecting cars and helping to transport patients from their homes to various doctor’s appointments.
Among survivors are his children, Carmella Buswa of Brimley, MI, Amber Mongene of Spring Lake MI, Kelsey (Josh) Villeneuve of Pine Ridge and Dawson Adams of Bark River; siblings, Bill, Terry and Cheryl Rates; and nieces and nephews.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents.
In keeping with Doug’s wishes, no services will be held.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Rates family.