Stephen “Buzz” Rooney, age 74 of Harris died April 8, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 13th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Father James David Hahn officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service. Military honors will be provided by the Cambridge American Legion.
Stephen Joseph Rooney was born March 12, 1939 in Osakis to Stephen A. and Ruby (Ensign) Rooney. He was raised in Osakis and graduated from Osakis High School, Class of 1958. Buzz then served in the Air Force from October 1958 to October 1963. After his military service he moved to the Twin Cities. On October 26, 1963 he married Lois Breeggeman in Shakopee and they made their home in Blaine. In 1973 they moved to Harris, rural Cambridge, where they have since made their home. Stephen last worked for International Paper in Arden Hills. He especially loved his family, grandchildren and all of the family activities. He also enjoyed fishing and was always “tinkering” with something.
Stephen Rooney died April 8, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West at the age of 74 years and 27 days. Besides his parents, Buzz was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Lawrence, Patrick, William and Tom and 2 sisters, Lorraine Rooney and Jane Vanderharr.
Buzz is survived by his wife, Lois of Harris; 2 children, Scott (Pattie) Rooney of South St. Paul, Teresa Ann (Tracy) Teague of Algona, Iowa; 7 grandchildren, Rachel, Joseph, Tyler, Jack, Jacob, Sean and Jason; 5 sisters, Jen Stocker of Coon Rapids, Sister Rosemary of St. Paul, Alice (Don) Geis of Hopkins, Pat Helen Kettler of Chanhassen, Kathy (Gerry) Thielen of Cottage Grove; 3 brothers, Daniel (Pam) Rooney of Osakis, Michael Rooney of Osakis, John (Debbie) Rooney of Columbia Heights; and by many other relatives and friends.
Owen & Wanda Fonken says
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Buzz will be missed. Always enjoyed his company at the lake. May God’s peace be with you. Wanda & Owen Fonken
roger &alice luebke says
Our prays will be with you and the family. Buss will be missed not only by his lake friends but by many others.
Stan & Bonnie Schultz says
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Mona Yost (Rooney) says
Always had a smile would always had time to come up and talk to myself Steve and our girls when we were in Peoples Café always had a hug for me at family gatherings I will remember our last visit at Grace Pointe you didn’t say much but you sure had a smile for me and Rozie I will miss you Uncle Buzz say hi to dad for me:)
Stephanie (Rooney) Mazzitello says
Hugs and prayers go out to you Lois, Scott and Patty, and Teresa and Tracy and all the kids. Buzz will be greatly missed by so many people. I will hold on to all the memories I have of him visiting the farm in Boyceville and us visiting you in Cambridge.
Marion Larson says
SORRY TO HEAR OF BUZZ’S PASSING. YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
Wayne & Jan Alsleben says
Sorry to hear about Buzz! Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. Lois I send you a big hug & pray you will feel God’s presence now & thru the coming days. We will be thinking about you & the family. I will call you next week. God Bless!
Bill and Sheila Hart says
We are so sorry about Buzz, our prayers and love goes out to you and your
family. If there is anything we can do for you please let us know or if you just
want to talk call me anytime. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill an Sheila