Funeral Services: Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena with burial following in the Victoria Township Cemetery, south of Massena. Pastor Lauri Greenlee will officiate the service.
Family Visitation: Wednesday, February 8, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena.
Memorials: To the Russell Strable memorial fund to be established by the family.
Russell Eugene Strable was born May 19, 1950 to Gene Strable and Judy (Hagen) Miller in Des Moines, Iowa. He passed away at his home in Massena on February 4, 2012, at the age of 61.
Russell attended school in Milo and Des Moines. He graduated from Des Moines Tech in 1968. He was in the Air National Guard Military Police Division for thirteen years. Russell was united in marriage to Dixie on April 17, 1982.
He enjoyed fishing, cooking, hunting, woodworking, gardening, being a husband, father and grandfather.
Russell is survived by his wife Dixie of Massena, children Rusty Strable of Sheldahl, and Kristie (Merle) McKinzie of Polk City, stepchildren Pam Aincham of Atlantic and Brian Swails (Mitiz Hamilton) of Omaha, Nebraska, grandchildren Coty Strable of Sheldahl, Crystal (Tyler) Jenkins of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Benjamin McKinzie of Polk City, great-grandchildren Alexa, Riley and Josie Jenkins, stepgrandchild Hope Swails, uncles, aunts, family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister Pamela Strable, daughter-in law Chris Strable, grandson Benjamin Strable, and mother-in law Jolean Parker.
Russell will be greatly missed and loved.