Richard D Roche

December 25, 1961 ~ June 27, 2021 (age 59)


Richard “Rich” David Roche
Dec 25, 1961- June 27, 2021
Richard Roche age 59 longtime resident of Chisholm, passed away Sunday, June 27,
2021, in Chisholm, MN. He was born December 25, 1961, in Two Harbors to Richard
and Carol (Brown) Roche. Rich moved to Hibbing at a young age, he attended Hibbing
High School, after high school Rich joined the Air Force. From December of 1984 to
June of 1994, he was married to Roxanne “Rocky” Gerow. He was employed at
Minnesota Twist Drill for close to 35 years. Richard had a great sense of humor, there
was never a shortage of “Dad Jokes” when he was around. He enjoyed hunting, fishing,
4-wheeling, listening to music and spending time at his happy place, his camper on
Dewey Lake with his best bud Al and his closest friends. Rich had a willingness to help
people, he would literally give the shirt off his back to help anyone in need. Richard is
survived by his children, Betty (Kevin) Pollock, Cloquet, MN, Susan Roche, Chisholm,
MN, mother, Carol Koivunen, Hibbing, MN, sisters, Suzanne (Tom) Daniels, Hibbing,
MN, Carrie (Aaron) Case, Hibbing, MN, Maija (Jason) Kohler, Mt. Iron, MN, nieces and
nephews, Derek (Brenda) Zubich, Adam (Leah) Zubich, Charlie Roche, Eric (Erin
Beirne) Roche, Nicole Yacalavitch, Jason Yacalavitch, Tori Kohler, Gage Kohler and
one grand dog, Porkchop. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard James Roche
and his sister, Kathleen Yacalavitch. A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Friday,
July 9, 2021 at Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing. Visitation will be held one hour
prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the
American Cancer Society. 

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July 9, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dougherty Funeral Home Hibbing
2615 First Avenue
Hibbing, MN 55746

Memorial Service
July 9, 2021

2:00 PM
Dougherty Funeral Home Hibbing
2615 First Avenue
Hibbing, MN 55746

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