Marie “Maizie” Cobian, age 91 of Prescott, passed away June 14, 2019 at the Prescott Nursing and Rehab. Marie was born April 27, 1928 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen, South Dakota, the daughter of Ignatius and Emma Volk. She grew up on a farm in Richmond, South Dakota, and later moved to Aberdeen. Her father passed away at age 58, while being the youngest child at age 14.
Maizie loved music and dancing, and met, LaVerne Cobian at a dance in Wylie Park, SD. Her dance card was full, but Vern, while not one to enjoy dancing, got his name on her dance card. At the time Vern was in South Dakota installing electricity to farms in SD for the first time. They were married on June 6, 1950. Vern remembers her crying all the way to their home in Wisconsin. They purchased a farm in Big River and later in Hager City. They later moved to Prescott with their four children, and LaVerne started working at 3M.
She attended the University of Wisconsin, pursuing a nursing degree. Marie worked at Super Value in Red Wing, Prescott Marine, and Stardust Motel. She also worked for Dr. Holler in Hudson for 20 plus years. Maizie and Vern built the first apartment buildings in Prescott. They owned them from 1971 to 1992. They were also owner/operators of C&L bar in River Falls.
Marie enjoyed working, cooking, dancing, and entertaining. She also treasured her time playing cards, canoeing, bowling, and socializing at the casino. She loved her family and was proud to have two grandchildren. She delighted in her time spent at their cabin in Spooner. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Parish in Prescott, and was an active member of the Alter & Rosary Society. She volunteered many hours at Prescott Nursing Rehabilitation Community.
Marie will be remembered for her elegance, the joy she brought to others, being social and active, and her acceptance of everyone.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, Vern; four children, Tom Cobian, Steve Cobian, Diane (Robert) Daugherty, and Paul (Darlene) Cobian; grandsons, John Cobian (Isabelle), and Carl Cobian; along with many dear family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters; and five brothers.
A Visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, June 20, 2019, and one hour prior to Mass, at St. Joseph Catholic Parish, 269 Dakota St. S., Prescott. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:00 AM Friday, June 21, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish with Fr. George Szews officiating. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers assisting with the service will be: John Cobian, Carl Cobian, Randy Cobian, Ron Cobian, Robert Hei, Mark Hei, and Brad Johnson. Honorary pallbearer will be Rick Cobian.
Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Prescott (715) 262-5404. www.oconnellfuneralservices.com