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 David Lee Graessle

David Lee Graessle

Birth
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 22 Jun 1974 (aged 19)
Miller County, Missouri, USA
Burial Meta, Osage County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 100041714 · View Source
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David was born in Shreveport, Louisiana to Phillip Stephen Oscar Graessle and Dolores Theresia Bax. He died at the age of 19 when he drowned while swimming in the Osage River.

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David L. Graessle of Meta, Mo, age 19, died on Sunday, June 22, 1974 by drowning while swimming in the Osage River near St. Elizabeth, Missouri. He apparently attempted to swim across the river. His body was recovered by a search team early Sunday. He was born 24 Sept. 1954 at Shreveport, Louisiana, the son of Phillip S. and Dolores R. Bax Graessle who live at Meta, Missouri. He was graduated from Fatima High School two years ago. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Meta, and was interested in auto mechanics and industrial arts. He had been working for Standard Milling Co., of Meta.

Other survivors include: two brothers - Mark and Ralph Graessle, both of the home; two sisters - Miss Linda and Miss Irene Graessle of the home; paternal grandparents - Mr. and Mrs. Louis Graessle of Freeburg, and Mr. and Mrs. Simon Bax. Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Meta, with burial in the St. Cecelia Cemetery.

-obituary, [Mid-Missouri Newspaper](June 1974)


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  • Maintained by: Trish Coate
  • Originally Created by: Raymond Shaefer
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100041714
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Lee Graessle (26 Sep 1954–22 Jun 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100041714, citing Saint Cecilia Cemetery, Meta, Osage County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Trish Coate (contributor 46941351) .