Lois M. Rooney, age 80, of Cambridge died October 2, 2019 at Shell Rock Senior Living in Shell Rock, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, October 6th at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service.
Lois Margaret Rooney was born September 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 October 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 died October 2, 2019 at Shell Rock Senior Living in Shell Rock, Iowa at 80 years old. 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.
Lois is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Randy) Rooney; son, Scott (Pattie) Rooney; brother, William Breeggemann; sister, Pat Crowell; 7 grandchildren, Rachel, Joseph, Tyler, Jack, Jacob, Sean and Jason; sister-in-law, Marlys Breeggemann; and by many other relatives and friends.