Franziska Rooney

May 25, 1929March 24, 2021

Franziska (Frances) Rooney of Colorado Springs died peacefully in her home at the age of 91on March 24, 2021. Frances was born on May 25, 1929 in Neuses/Kronach Germany. She enjoyed spending time with her many friends as a longstanding member of the International Polka and Germania clubs.

Frances was a restauranteur and owner of the Alpine Inn and Deli in Green Mt. Falls, and the Shoppers Grill in Colorado Springs.

She is proceeded in death by her father Otto Schmidt and mother Sophie Beeline

Survivors: Son Michael Rooney and his wife, Cynthia, of Siloam Springs, AR; daughter Neota Rooney of Colorado Springs; son Klause Kolb residing in Germany; three grandchildren, Jacqueline Carson, Jason Rooney, and Jessica Blackman; and three Great Grandchildren. A private service will be held at the family’s request.

Those who wish to remember Frances in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Children’s Hospital at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Gloria Geary

March 31, 2021

Francis was a unique and beautiful lady we were so privileged to have met her when she visited her sister(my Grandmother Bertha) . In Australia
She stayed with us for a few weeks and in this short time she left us with some treasured memories. Her kind heart and Beautiful Soul will always be remembered by myself and my husband and family. She will always hold a special place in our hearts
To her family we send you our sincerest condolences. Wishing you all peace and love.
Gloria, Vince and family.

Judy & Gary Nelson

March 28, 2021

Frances was a dedicated member of the International Dance Club (formerly International Polka Club) and always willing to lend a hand when needed, whether it was in the kitchen or being a cashier for the dances. Even when she could no longer help physically, she was there every Sat night to listen to the music and be a social butterfly.
We will miss her, greatly. R I P dear Frances