Terrance James Rocheford, 68, went home to be with the Lord on February 24, 2021, tenderly surrounded by his family and wife of 42 years. Terry and Martha were married in Minneapolis in 1978 and resided there until 1999, when the family relocated to Detroit Lakes. Terry was the proud father of three girls: Caroline Warren, Mallory (Brad) Huddleston, and Jeanelle (Jim) Swenson. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren who adored him: Noah, Luke, Kiya, Leah Warren; Levi, Toby, Elsa, Wyatt Huddleston; and Kathryn, Isaiah, and Eli Hoard. We will always cherish our time with him and hold close the many memories.
Terry was an outdoorsman. He instilled in his three young daughters his passion for archery, loved to hunt, and would go fishing with anybody willing to go (though he frequently forgot to put the plug in the boat!)
Terry was a Master Plumber by trade, having run a successful plumbing business for many years in the Minneapolis area, and continuing in the profession here in the lakes area until his retirement. He was an incredibly determined man, and courageous in the face of his 5-year battle with cancer. Prior to this last round, Terry had battled with a brain tumor and a car crash resulting in a broken neck. He often shared how the Lord had spoken to him that he would have three battles in his life, but that He would be with Terry through them all. In Jesus he lives eternally in victory.
Terry loved people, and was always going the extra mile in helping others in need. His soft heart was revealed by that twinkle in his eye, and he was loved by many.
Terry is survived by his siblings Sharon (Tom) Fraser, Patty Fraser, Mike (Cheryl) Rocheford, Marianne (Greg) Conn, Annette (Bob) Fink, and sister-in-law Nancy, all in the Minneapolis area, and a multitude of nieces and nephews, cousins, and their children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Gen Rocheford, twin brother Tim, and brother-in-law Dave Fraser.
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