Robert E. McCarney(1921 - 2012)

Robert E. McCarney, 91


June 14, 1921 - Nov. 5, 2012

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2012 at Church of Our Lady in Manannah for Robert E. McCarney, age 91, who passed away Monday at Meeker County Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. Msgr. Francis Garvey will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends and family may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Church of Our Lady in Manannah and one hour prior to the services Friday also at the church. Eden Valley American Legion Post #381 will pray at 6:30 p.m., followed by parish prayers at 7:00 p.m., and Knights of Columbus Bishop P.J. Casey Council 2029 of Litchfield at 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the church in Manannah. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Eden Valley.

Robert was born June 14, 1921 in Litchfield to James "Len" & Mary (Hollihan) McCarney. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II. Robert married Roselyn Severson on Feb. 10, 1945 in St. Cloud. He was a farmer and lived in the Litchfield area all of his life. Robert was a member of Church of Our Lady in Manannah, Knights of Columbus Bishop P.J. Casey Council 2029 of Litchfield, Eden Valley American Legion Post #381, and the Last Mans Club. He enjoyed playing cards, traveling, bowling, dancing, and visiting about the old days. Robert had a strong sense of faith and taught life lessons to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family was the most important thing to him.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Roselyn of Litchfield; daughters and sons, Marlys (Richard) Olson of Mahtomedi, Thomas of South Range, WI, Rosemarie of St. Paul, Janine (Harold) Shepersky of Eden Valley, and Eugene of Litchfield; brother and sister, Jerome (Margaret) of Litchfield and Geraldine (Rollie) Lounsbury of St. Maries, ID; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Emmett.

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233 State Street North Eden Valley, MN 55329
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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 6, 2012