Lois M. Rooney, age 80, of Cambridge, died Oct. 2, 2019, at Shell Rock Senior Living in Shell Rock, Iowa.
Lois Margaret Rooney was born Sept. 16, 1939, in Shakopee, Minnesota, to William and Helen (Nieters) Breeggemann. She graduated from Burnsville High School and was married to Stephen “Buzz” Joseph Rooney on Oct. 26, 1963. They lived in Blaine before moving to rural Cambridge in 1973. Lois worked as an executive assistant at RTD in Cambridge. She was a member at Christ the King Catholic Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and was involved in Border Bells homemakers group. Lois enjoyed sewing, painting, baking, gardening, playing cards and bingo. She was a loving mother, grandma and devoted wife. She always carried with her good luck when playing cards or bingo. She was an excellent cook and baker, and her recipes are cherished by her children and grandchildren. Lois kept lifelong friends and always had good humor and spunk.
Lois is survived by her daughter Teresa (Randy) Rooney; son Scott (Pattie) Rooney; brother William Breeggemann; sister Pat Crowell; seven grandchildren: Rachel, Joseph, Tyler, Jack, Jacob, Sean and Jason; sister-in-law Marlys Breeggemann; and by many other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Stephen “Buzz” Rooney; brothers Donald Breeggemann and Jim Breggemann; sister Dorothy Hodapp; and brother-in-law Don Hodapp.
Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge with a time for visiting one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at StrikeLifeTributes.com.