Larry Rooney

First post: Aug 11, 2020
On August 6th 2020, at the age of 75, Lawrence Sherman Rooney (Larry) passed away at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Larry was diagnosed with leukemia in 2018 and was blessed to have an additional 2 years of life to spend with his family and loved ones.

Larry was born in Medelia, MN on October 29, 1944, was baptized and confirmed Catholic. He grew up on a farm in Grove City and later moved with his family to Litchfield, MN where Larry graduated high school in 1963. After high school Larry attended St. John’s University and the MN School of Business.  

Larry had several years of service at the Minnesota Army National Guard where he was honorably discharged in 1967.

Larry married his first wife Jeanne Rooney in September of 1967 at Church of our Lady, in Manannah, MN and together they had 3 boys, Sean, Ryan, and Kyle.

Larry’s career was spent working in mortgage banking, commercial real estate and retail in the states of Iowa, Texas and Minnesota. During his time in Iowa, Larry met and was remarried to Jacque Krauth in 1987 and welcomed 3 stepchildren through the marriage, Jake, Brook and Morgan.

Among his favorite pastimes, Larry enjoyed spending time with friends and family, reading the daily newspapers, attending mass on Sunday’s at Church of the Assumption in St. Paul and he loved sports, especially football.

Survivors include, wife Jacque Rooney, St. Paul,; three sons, Sean (Christina) Rooney, Florida, Ryan (Meaghan) Rooney, Iowa and Kyle (Shawna) Rooney, Minnesota,; 3 stepchildren, Jake (Amy) Krauth, Minnetonka, Brook (David) Bell, Minnetonka, and Morgan Krauth, St. Paul; 16 grandchildren, Sean Jr, Palmer and Robert Rooney, Liam and Gavin Rooney, Madden, Declan, Conrad and Evelyn Rooney, Kizzy and Hattie Bell, Lila and Audrey Krauth, and Satchel, Stella and Mays Perlowski; brothers: John (Marguerite), Brooklyn Park, Bob (Kerri), Cedar; Sisters Dionne Turek (Bill Conroy), The Villages, FL, Pat (Richard), Overland Park, KS, Phyllis (Lance) Bement, Plymouth; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents Francis and Myra, brother Michael, sister Marcy and brothers in law Bob Turek and Bill Simpkins.

There will be a celebration of life in honor of Larry with friends and family. More details will be shared in the days to come. In lieu of sending flowers, Larry would want a donation to be made to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation or Accessible Space.