Dennis “Freebird” Strable

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Dennis “Freebird” Strable

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Death 24 Jul 2016 (aged 59)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 167476841 · View Source
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Dennis “Freebird” Strable was born August 5, 1956 in Des Moines, the son of George D. and Elizabeth Ilene (Graspy) Strable.

He passed away tragically Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Dennis was a free spirit and loved spending time with his family and friends.

He was a tattoo artist by trade, and was very passionate about his work.

His memory will be cherished by all of those blessed to have known him.

Dennis is survived by his mother, Ilene Strable; his siblings, Larry Graspy, Donna (Jim) Kent and George (Sheri) Strable; his daughter; many nieces and nephews; other loving relatives and many special friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Diana Wise and Dorothy Wessel.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Hamilton’s Altoona Funeral Home, 105 4th Street SW, with cremation to follow. The family will greet friends from 12-2 p.m., Sunday, also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Obituary & photo published by Hamilton's Funeral Home

Dennis Strable was always a six-minute bike ride from Wayne Rodgers' house when he needed a friend, Rodgers said Monday.
The Des Moines native was on his way to visit Rodgers early Sunday morning when he was shot to death near the intersection of 45th Street and Kingman Boulevard.
Rodgers said he began to worry when his friend, who he called "Uncle Dennis," didn't show up.
"It was just weird because when he said he was coming, he was coming," he said.
Rodgers found out hours later that Strable, 59, had become the city's seventh homicide victim this year. He was two blocks from Rodgers' house.
Police say they are following leads in the case, but detectives had not made any arrests as of Monday night. It's unclear whether Strable was targeted or if the killing was a random attack.
Published by DES MOINES REGISTER July 25, 2016

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dennis “Freebird” Strable (5 Aug 1956–24 Jul 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. 167476841, ; Maintained by Jean (contributor 47905531) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.