Carla Kenney


Carla Marie (Ferber) Kenney of Rochester, lost her battle with cancer on July 30, 2022 at Seasons Hospice House surrounded by family & friends.

Carla was born February 13, 1955 in Rochester, MN to Richard “Dick” and Mary Carolita “Keda” (Tingley) Ferber. Carla was a 1973 graduate of John Marshall High School and retired from the Mayo Clinic after 30 years holding several positions during her time at Mayo. She worked at the Dairy Queen on Broadway for several years.

She married Tom Spratte on August 17, 1974, they had 3 boys together and later divorced. She then married Doug Kenney on April 26, 1997, they later divorced and remained good friends.

With a love for travel, Carla enjoyed many motorcycle rides, trips to Mexico and Texas, and also visited various places with her special friend Gary. She loved spending time with her family, grandkids, and friends.

Carla is survived by her 3 boys, Jeremy (Amanda) Spratte of Spring Valley, Cory Spratte (Jess Meyer) of Fountain, and Michael (Fenny) Spratte of Rochester; brother, Dave Ferber (Laurel Clement) of Texas; sister, Patti (John) Hunnicutt of Texas; brother-in-law, Rick Sherwood of Spring Valley; grandchildren, Nicholas Spratte, Kadi Spratte, Aiden Spratte, Logan Spratte, Colton Spratte, and Xinyan He; various nieces and nephews; and special friend, Gary Christopherson.

Carla was preceded in death by her father, Dick Ferber; mother, Keda Arnold; and sister, Kay (Ferber) Sherwood.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice, MN:  Season Hospice, 1696 Greenview Drive SW, Rochester, MN  55902

A celebration of life will be at Rochester Cremation Services located at 1605 Civic Center Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901 from 2-5pm on Sunday, August 7, 2022.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Carla may be shared at


10 thoughts on “Carla Kenney

  1. Dear Spratte Family and Gary,
    I remember Carla well throughout her many years at Mayo Clinic. She was a special person to those that knew her. You have my sincere condolences. May God hold you in his hands as you process the loss of Carla. God Bless – Ken Aakre

  2. I was so saddened to hear of Carla’s passing. I worked with Carla at Mayo for several years and we became fast friends. She had such a fun loving personality and loved being with family and friends. She never did get me on her motorcycle for a ride but she continued to try! I will miss her quick smile.
    Rest In Peace, pain free, my friend.

  3. Carla and me graduated together but didnt become close friends after our 40th class reunion. I moved away in 2015 but when I would visit Rochester we had some good times
    She was an amazing kind friend❤️ She will be missed by many
    Heaven gained an angel
    Rest in peace Carla❤️

  4. We met Carla when we got our Goldwing. At one point Carla and my husband had matching color trikes, so they were “twins”. We went on a couple trips to Arizona with Carla and Doug to the Barrett Jackson car auction. Carla was so much fun to be around, she will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend.

  5. I went to school with Carla, and was re-introduced to her by my friend Becky Curtis. I definitely enjoyed the visits we shared. She will be missed ! Heaven gained an angel!

  6. Carla will truly be missed. We shared a love of shelties, in fact my very first sheltie puppy came from her. She lived in my neighborhood until her recent passing and would always stop by to see my pups. I first met her when she worked at the desk in Orthopedics at Mayo. Rest In Peace Carla. Condolences to your family

  7. I didn’t get to have you around as much as I wish I could have. You always showed up with my grandparents when we first met, we always wondered who you were. We would sit across the table from each other at Texas Roadhouse and at first I didn’t know what to say but you started conversations with me like it was natural. You made me smile and laugh like I never have before. You met my son and you treated him like your own little boy. You were such a special, loving and care free women and I will forever keep you in my heart and mind. I wish we would have gotten more time with you, but I will forever cherish the times I did get. You’re so loved and beyond missed. It is not up to us when God needs you back home. You will always have a special place in my heart. So much love and a lot of prayers for all the family and friends. ❤️

  8. Rich and I met Carla at a bike show in Austin after we had joined the GWRRA bike club. Carla was so kind taking me under her wing and making me feel right at home. Carla even came to our home in AZ and we made such fun and cherished memories during her visit. Our hearts were shocked when we received word about her passing. May she rest in my piece in her new heavenly home.

  9. I am truly sorry for your loss!! I worked with carla for a short time at Hibbs elementary school and had lots of fun with her!!!

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