Walter “Papa” George Albert Roquet, of Dallas, was born the first son of Vernie and Lena Roquet, March 28, 1926, near Arlington, Iowa.
He went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Feb. 17, 2017, at the age of 90.
Walt grew up in Iowa and Minnesota with his family of six brothers and one sister.
He served in the Pacific Theater at the end of World War II.
He met his wife, Evelyn “Nany” Hoffman, while living in Devils Lake, N.D., and they were married on May 3, 1959.
They were blessed with three daughters. In 1969, the family moved to Dallas. He worked as a mechanic until retiring in 1991.
Walt enjoyed fishing and camping with family and friends, volunteering at Camp Attitude and James2 Community Kitchen, and attending church with his family at Faith Evangelical Free Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Evelyn; children Lynette and Steve Geiger, DeAnna and Bruce Richert, and Judy and Jim Voges, all of Dallas; grandchildren (great-grandsons) Jonathan and Ashley Richert (Remington), Chris Richert, Jackson Geiger, Lucas and Julianna Geiger (Hudson), Ben and Christy Richert, and Katie Richert; sister, MaryAnn; three brothers, Wayne, Eugene and Earl; and other family members.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Marion, Merlyn, Harold and Bill.
Celebration of Life Service will be Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at 5 p.m. at Faith Evangelical Free Church.
Visitation will be Wednesday; Feb. 22 (today), from 1 to 7 p.m.; and Thursday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Memorials can be given in his memory to James2 Community Kitchen. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family. To share an online condolence, go to www.dallastribute.com