Mass of Christian Burial for Marie Coquyt, 76, of Minneota, was at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2010, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota.
She died in the Minneota Manor Nursing Home January 26, 2010.
Burial was after the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.
Marie Dobias was born June 9, 1933 in Milroy, MN. Her parents were Vencil and Frances (Brey) Dobias. Marie graduated from Milroy High School and for two years she attended St Benedicts College.
She married Ray Coquyt Sept 21, 1954 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Milroy. Ray and Marie spent the next 47 years farming in the Minneota and Porter area. Ray died in 2001. She had been employed by the Minneota Manor for 33 years. She was also a Mary Kaye Representative.
Marie’s greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren reading.
She also enjoyed playing piano and following the Minnesota Twins.
She is survived by her children: Dan (Pam) Coquyt of Fairmont, Katie (Dan) Grengs of Taunton, Joni Pesch of Minneota, Ron (Claudia) Coquyt of Taunton, Jackie (Jay) Opdahl of Minneota, Sue (Bob) Bueltel of Taunton and Vicki (Scott) Kack of Minneota. She is survived by 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Marie has five siblings surviving: Lawrence Dobias of Vermillion, Vickie Dolan of Milroy, Jim Dobias of Columbus, OH, Dorothy Gagnier of Prescott, WI and Rosie Deutz of Marshall.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.