FAIRMONT - A Mass of Christian Burial for Debra K. Rooney, 61, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Fairmont. Burial will follow in Tenhassen Township Cemetery, rural Ceylon.
Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Debra passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, near Dolliver, Iowa, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Debra Kay Clark was born Jan. 22, 1951, in Estherville, Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd and Loraine (Oberle) Clark. She grew up in Armstrong and was a graduate of Armstrong High School in 1969. She went on to Northwestern School in Nursing in Minneapolis and graduated in 1972. On June 23, 1972, she married her childhood sweetheart, Jack Rooney at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Armstrong. Deb and Jack moved to Fairmont, where they have resided since 1975. Deb worked as a Registered Nurse at Fairmont Community Hospital and this year celebrated her 40th year. Patient care was truly a passion of hers. Deb worked alongside her husband, Jack, in the family auctioneering business. Deb enjoyed traveling, scrap booking and card making. She loved to spend time with her family especially her three grandchildren.
Those who will cherish her memory include her husband, Jack Rooney of Fairmont; one son, Todd Rooney and his wife, Tianna, of Howell, Mich.; one daughter, Jamie Sternke and her husband, Adam, of Lakeville, Minn.; three grandchildren, Kian and Cole Rooney and Denison Sternke; mother, Loraine Clark of Mesa, Ariz.; brother, Rick Clark and his wife, Jane, of Prior Lake, Minn.; sister, Barb Ayersman and her husband, Bob, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; mother-in-law, Katherine Loss of Armstrong, Iowa; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jean and Steve Olson, Sharon Rooney, Bob and Vickie Rooney, Tom and Sue Rooney, Tim and Eileen Rooney, Mary and Dave Loss, Mike and Stephanie Rooney, Dave and Stacy Rooney; longtime friends, dear cousins and business partners, Larry and Vicki Howell; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Debra was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Clark; father-in-law, Bill Rooney; father-in-law, Bill Loss and brother-in-law, Jim Rooney.