September 12, 1938 - October 5, 2014


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park for Dorine A. Rooney, age 76, who passed away peacefully Sunday at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Cloud. Rev. Mark Innocenti will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 9:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home in St. Cloud. Parish prayers will be prayed at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dorine was born on September 12, 1938 to Henry and Rose (Molitor) Hennen in Pear Lake. On September 19, 1957 she married Kenneth Rooney in Rockville. Dorine worked in food service for many years for Coborns. She also worked at the Cold Spring Bakery, Park Gardens and as a Daycare Provider. Dorine was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park and the Christian Mothers. Dorine enjoyed sewing, ceramics, baking ( especially wedding cakes), playing bingo, bowling and polka dancing.

Dorine is survived by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth; children, Gary of St. Cloud, Dale of Burtrum, Cheryl Simon of St. Cloud, Terri Schwindel of Waite Park, Lori (Scott) Nyren of Annandale, Mary (Mike Swan) Rooney of Brooklyn Center; sisters, Eileen Scherer of St. Cloud, Merena (Arnie) Eisenschenk of Cold Spring, Donna (Lee) Eisenschenk of Mill Bank, SD, Shirley (Roger) Nistler of Cold Spring; nine grandchildren and one great – grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Alvin Hennen and Lucille Huberty.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Quiet Oaks for their exceptional care of mom during her stay.