Raymond Rooney

Raymond "Pete" Rooney

1938 - 2021

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Raymond "Pete" Rooney age 83, of Odin, MN, died on October 4, 2021, at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in Saint James, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Madelia, on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Visitation at the church one hour prior to the funeral. The clergy will be Fr. Timothy Hall. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Madelia. Military rites will be provided by the Madelia Area Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel in Madelia. Raymond John "Pete" Rooney was born in Madelia, MN to Edmund and Margaret Rooney on September 3, 1938. Pete grew up in the Madelia area, attended Mater De La Rosa and Madelia High School. He joined the United States Army and served from 1956-1959. He married Theresa Eustice on October 6, 1962 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waldorf, MN, where Pete ran a meat locker. Pete and Theresa had 9 children together. They raised their family in Madelia for a long time before moving to California, where he worked for Ford Motor Co. In 1971, he and the family moved back to Madelia, MN. Pete enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. Pete is survived by his daughters, Colette (Bruce) Johnson, Ann (Jerry) Rigney, Peggy (Keith) Wright, Marjorie (Dave) Smith, Donna (Steve) Schroer, Kristy (Ed) Ruter, Kim (Brandon) Dougherty; son, Brandon (Jordan) Rooney; 26 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Dick Rooney (Elaine), Don Rooney (Marris); brothers-in-law, Doug Eustice (Connie), Melvin Miller, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; Edmund and Margaret Rooney; wife, Theresa Rooney; daughter, Laura Rooney; brothers, Patrick, James; sisters, Betty, Katherine, MaryLou, and grandson, Michael Ruter and parents-in-law Ray and Eva Eustice.
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Friday
8
October

Visitation 1

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, October 8, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Madelia
223 1st St. NE
Madelia, Minnesota, United States
Friday
8
October

Service Information

2:00 pm
Friday, October 8, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Madelia
223 1st St. NE
Madelia, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

Calvary Cemetery, Madelia
East, Co. Hwy 3
Madelia, Minnesota, United States

Military Honors

Military honors will be provided by the Madelia Area Veterans Honor Guard.

Reception

A luncheon and time of fellowship will take place at the American Legion, Madelia after burial.