January 1, 1970 ~ November 18, 2006
Kenneth Frank Roquette Jr., 68, of Fargo, ND passed away Saturday, November 18, 2006 at St. Mary?s Hospital, Rochester, Mn as a result of a traffic accident. Kenneth Roquette was born on September 30, 1942 in Alexandria, Mn to Kenneth and Esther Morris Roquette Sr. He attended Sauk Center Middle School and High School. His family moved to Fargo in 1956.
Kenneth was united in marriage on May 6, 1961 to Delraine Diane Schatz of Moorhead, Mn. He was employed by Steiger Tractor for 2 years followed by West Fargo Stockyards and the West Fargo Truck Stop. He began working for St. Luke?s hospital in June of 1967 and dedicated the next 39 years of service to Meritcare.
He was known to his friends and family as, ?Sonny?. Kenneth was a huge sports fan, especially the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins. Among his many interests were woodworking, camping, boating, and traveling to various casinos in the tri state area. However, his most passionate time spent was with his beloved family.
He is survived by 4 sons and 2 daughters, Rick Roquette, Detroit Lakes, Mn; Michael (Tina) Roquette, Tacoma, Wa; Rochelle Roquette, Fargo, ND; Tammy (Terry) Wetch, Moorhead, MN; and twin boys, Kevin Roquette, Fargo, and Keith Roquette, St. Could, MN.
He also leaves behind his mother, Esther Roquette, West Fargo; 2 brother and 2 sisters, May Lou (Lenis) Fischer, Gibbon, Mn; Beverly (Elton) Hittle, Sauk Center, MN; Phillip (Betty) Roquette, West Fargo, ND; Gene Roquette, Bonner, Mt.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his father, Kenneth Roquette Sr and his sister, Carol Martins.
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