Phillip Roquette

phillip roquette
Phillip M. Roquette, age 74, of West Fargo, ND went home to be with his Heavenly Father while he was surrounded by his family on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Vibra Hospital in Fargo. Phillip was born August 9, 1941 at home in Osakis, MN to Kenneth and Esther (Morris) Roquette. He grew up in Sauk Center, MN and drove truck for his father. Phillip and Betty Lou Dirschel were united in marriage on September 12, 1964 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sauk Center. They moved to West Fargo where they made their home. Phillip worked for the West Fargo Police Department as a dispatcher from 1968 to 2009. They had one daughter, Rochel in 1972. He is survived by his wife Betty Lou; daughter, Rochel (Brian) Thiessen; grandchildren: Laken Thiessen (Casey); and Zacory (Kara) Thiessen; and one great-granddaughter, Ella Thiessen; his siblings: Gene; Mary Lou (Lenis) Fischer; and Beverly (Elton) Hittle. Phillip was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Kenneth Jr. and a sister, Carol Martins. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30am with a visitation one hour prior to services on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, West Fargo.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. May your warm memories of Phillip comfort you until the day when you are reunited. (John 5:28,29)

  2. So sorry to hear of your passing. You were such a great guy to work with and for. I learned quite a bit from you and heard some great stories, too.

  3. So very sorry to hear that Uncle Phil has passed away.

    1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

    When that day happens Uncle Phil will walk to us and greet us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.

  4. I know Uncle Phil has gone home to Jesus and his suffering has ended. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our condolences.

  5. So very sorry to hear that Uncle Phillip has passed way. My thought and prayer are with all of you.
    Uncle Phillip give a big hug and kiss to my mom, grandpa and grandma for me, until we all meet again love you, your niece Candy.

  6. Praise to God!!! We were so blessed to have Uncle Phil in our family! Such a wonderful fun loving man! May you find strength from the Lord and comfort knowing your family and friends are so close !! All my LOVE to the Roquette family, I’m so sorry he had to go!

  7. thought of you often in the past year and now you will be with the family in heaven, you will still in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with Phil. As Chief of Police for West Fargo I knew the communications within our department was always professional with Phil as our Chief Dispatcher.

    Phil always had a positive attitude a pleasant smile, greeted and treated everyone with respect.
    No matter what the weather you could count on Phil to be there for his shift and if others couldn’t make it, Phil came in.

    Our sincere sympathy to all of Phil’s family & friends.

  9. Dear Aunt Betty Lou,
    I am so sorry to find out that Uncle Phil passed away. I was scrolling around facebook and didn’t see you’s. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love Cindy

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