Dennis Lee First, 64, died early Friday morning, May 11, 2007, after being stabbed and beaten at his efficiency apartment located at 2249 C St. SW in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He was born September 11, 1942, the son of Millard and Elvera (Juehring) First.
He married Christine Griffin on June 17, 1962, and together they had two children. Dennis and Christine divorced in 1981.
Dennis's survivors included a daughter, Laura and husband, Devin Schroeder, and their two children, MacKenzie and Mitchell; grandchildren Jacob First, Ross First and Jessica First; two great-granddaughters; and his ex-wife, Christine (Ken) Burmeister.
He was preceded in death by his son, Brad; his parents; and an infant sister.
Funeral arrangements were made through Fry Funeral Home in Tipton. At First’s own request, no services were held.
Dennis First's murder remains unsolved. For more information please visit: https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/dennis-first/
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