In Loving Memory

Richard “Dick” Roesle d. October 28, 2013



In Loving Memory

March 20, 1950 – October 20, 2013



Lillian, AL

Richard “Dick” Roesle, 63, died unexpectedly on the morning of October 28, 2013. He was born on March 20, 1950 in St Joseph, MO, to Louis Richard and Dorothy Powers Roesle.   In 1971, Dick moved to Florida.  In 1978, Dick and his friend, Mick Breault started M&D Foreign Car Parts, a small chain of stores from Mobile to Tallahassee. In 2012, He began his retirement  by closing his last store.   At the time of his death he was a resident of Lillian AL. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Thomas Roesle (Betsy).

Dick is survived by the love of his life, his wife,  Denise and their 6 fur babies that brought joy to his life each and every day. He also leaves behind his siblings,  John Roesle (Linda), Kansas City, KS, Carol Burns (John), St. Joseph, MO, Gary Roesle, Pensacola, FL, Dennis Roesle (Julie) Pensacola, FL,  Marty Roesle (Nancy), Youngstown FL, Kay Schimdt (Brian), Olpe, KS. and his special “little brother”,  Joseph “Joe”  Kidd; and many other nieces, nephews and special friends.  Dick lived a full life, he reached for the skies as a pilot and explored the beauty of the seas as a scuba diver. He enjoyed restoring old cars and had a special love for VW’s. He loved photography and spending time gardening. He loved to travel and recently went on a road trip to Canada with his brother, John and enjoyed a trip to Europe with life long friend, Wayne Echterling.  Dick was a volunteer for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NW Florida.  The family will be establishing a college fund for Dick’s “little brother”, Joe. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to this fund in Dicks memory. Please contact, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NW Florida @ 850-433-5437 for information regarding your donation.

The family invites friends to a memorial get together at the home of Dennis and Julie Roesle on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 11am- 2pm. Please come and share your happy memories. As we grieve, we look forward to the time we meet again.  Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL  36526.


  1. Clyde Fones

    My condolences to the family. Dick was a special person and will be missed.

  2. Patrick Sheehan

    I was fortunate to spend time with Dick this summer, after a number of years of not seeing each other. So many things that could be said about Dick, I have known him since we were 8 years old, Dick was a good man and person. Always looking after his family and friends his whole life. I will keep my memories of Dick and use him as an example of how to care about family and friends.

    Good Bye Dick, will miss you.

    Pat Sheehan

  3. Betty Heumader

    My sincere condolences to all the Roesle’s out there. I remember Dick as always being such a fun-loving person. I remember when Mom (his Aunt Margaret) and I were shopping in Thomas’ market (where he was working at the time) and Dick came up, grabbed my arm and proceeded to twirl/dance with me around the meat department. I still smile when I think about that. What a good person he was and continued to be. He will be missed.

  4. Melissa Sears

    This letter is to express my deepest sympathy for your brother, Dick’s passing. In this time of sorrow and painful moments in life, our faith should always be strong. Kay, Carol and the entire Rosele family, you are always in my prayers every day. May God bless you with strength and hope that you really need now.

  5. Mike&Carole Austin

    Words cannot express our sadness, Dick played such a large part in our lives and will be Greatly Missed.

  6. Dan Ousley

    I worked with Dick at Thomas’ Market and what a pleasure it was! We competed to be the fastest sacker and was he fast. Fast, friendly and fun. I envied him when he went to Florida since I had also considered going to work for the same people who recruited him for Pizza Hut, former business associates of my first father-in-law, Sonny Kaufman. How wonderful that Dick became so successful. I bowled on a team with his father, Lou, for several years, and know that he was proud of Dick. My heartfelt condolences to the Roesle family. I never met a Roesle that wasn’t “good people”.

  7. John & Leslie Schmidt

    Kay & family… so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  8. Frank Campbell

    Worked with and for Dick since 1986 until 2012, and he was always there for me. I am sure we all will miss him.
    So long friend. He always made us laugh and sometimes cry, but all was well.

  9. Jamie Bowlan

    Thanks Dick for all the memories and all you taught me about racing.


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