In Loving Memory
March 20, 1950 – October 20, 2013
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 hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.