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Emmett TC DuRoche, age 7 of Waconia, Minnesota journeyed to the Spirit World on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He was born on July 9, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnestoa the son of Matthew DuRoche and Tonya (Partelow) DuRoche.  Emmett was so loved and cherished worldwide with over 1300 Facebook followers on Emmett’s Abilities from Scotland to Hawaii and everywhere in between.  He was a handsome fellow and relentless flirt!  He was the grandson of not only one, but two retired pro wrestlers from the 70s – 80s and he loved to arm wrestle at 2:00 and 3:00 A.M. nightly.  He also enjoyed laughing at all kinds of jokes.

He loved his BFF Ella Rae most of all though.  Swimming, standing in his walker, walking, making videos, listening to all kinds of music, holding hands, going to the zoo, pumpkin farming with Jim and flying on his scooter board at home, were all some of his favorite things.  His Momma Bear loved his three lips.  This way she could kiss him more, than if he just had two lips!

Emmett was perfect and taught so many, so much in seven years, not to judge, to love without measure, to live life with joy to the fullest and best of your abilities!  We shall never forget Emmett’s Abilities.

Mom loves you Nu Nu Man!

Survived by his father: Matthew DuRoche; his mother: Tonya DuRoche; sister: Ella Rae DuRoche; special friend: James Werner; uncles: Clayton Brooks and Timothy Paul Brooks; grandmother: Sandra Haws.

Preceded in death by his maternal grandfather: Timothy Paul Brooks; maternal great-great aunt: Josie Hall; maternal great grandmother: Dorothy Brooks; maternal great-great grandfather: TC Brooks; maternal great grandfather: Earl Walter Partelow.

A special thanks to Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota.

A Funeral service for Emmett will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022 beginning at 11:00 A.M. at Faith Lutheran Church in Waconia, Minnesota.

Pastor Katie Escalante will officiate.

Honorary Casket Bearers: Emmett’s loving family and friends.

Casket Bearers will be James Werner, Matthew DuRoche, Clayton Brooks, Timothy Brooks.

Interment will be held at Faith Rutz Lake Cemetery in Mayer, Minnesota

On-line condolences can be directed to

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota assisted the family with funeral arrangements.


16 Guestbook Entries

  1. Sandra Partelow- Haws

    Granny Loves you Buddy forever

  2. Tonya

    Momma loves and misses you so much my sweet perfect son

  3. Ian Diboll

    EMMETT may you rest in peace and be free of all your pain fly with all of the other HoPE children in HEAVEN go find Kelsie & Jordan play lots of games and be joyfull untill you meet your Mom again 💜❤💜❤ 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  4. Karen Kincaid Wood

    Sweet Angel Emmett, your Mommy has shared so much of your life with us it has been an honor to pray for you and your family. You are such an inspiration to so many and your strength is amazing. Fly high sweet Warrior!

  5. Tammy Gauthier

    fly with the angels you were a true easy over your mom and family

  6. Holly

    Rest in Perfect peace sweet dreams beautiful Emmett I will never forget you and I will miss u forever 💔

  7. Judy Metcalfe

    Going to miss you brother Emmett but you will always be in my heart ❤️ till we meet in heaven, Luv ya💋

  8. Judy Metcalfe

    Going to miss you brother Emmett but you are in my heart ❤️, till we meet in heaven, luv ya 💋

  9. Pamela Geis

    Emmett left a Big Imprint on Everyone’s Heart. Sending Hugs and Prayers for You and Your Family.

  10. Roberta Bellecourt

    The bond between you and Emmett was incredible. Little boys leave footprints in our hearts. The memory of Emmett will live on and we will celebrate his life each day.❤❤❤

  11. Felicia (PCA)

    I will hold you in my heart forever,Manly.
    I hope you’re dancing in the sky.

  12. Tanya Jacobson

    Baby boy you left so many foot prints on so many hearts. Fly high sweet angel. You will never be forgotten. ( one of your first nurses and rocking chair buddy) hugs mama bear ( Tonya you got this )

  13. Lisa Ann Mills

    Sending Love & Light with healing prayers 🙏

  14. Karen Merritt

    You were so loved in your life by so many. Now you are dancing and playing with your paw paw and all the angels. 😇😇😇

  15. Sabrina Beatte

    Sweet boy! How much joy and happiness you brought all who knew and loved you! You were the love of your mom and Ella’s lives. I am so honored to have known and loved you. Until we meet again… I love you.

  16. Christina and Michael

    Sending our love. He will be truly missed from Collins family in Kansas.


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