Phillip M. Roquette, age 74, of West Fargo, N.D., 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, N.D.
Phillip was born Aug. 9, 1941, at home in Osakis to Kenneth and Esther (Morris) Roquette.He grew up in Sauk Centre and drove truck for his father. Phillip and Betty Lou Dirschel were united in marriage on Sept. 12, 1964, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre. 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.