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Dennis Steven Ashby

September 14, 1948 — March 16, 2023

Dennis Steven Ashby

Dennis Ashby passed away March 16, 2023.


Dennis Steven Ashby of Des Moines, Iowa was born on September 14, 1948 to Madaline Dominquez and Robert Ashby. Dennis attended Dunbar high School in Chicago, Illinois. He also attended Tech High School, in Des Moines, Iowa. He played semi-pro football for the Des Moines Vikings.

Dennis was employed at Wells Fargo, Iowa Events Center for many years. He began his journey at the Iowa Events Center with an entry level position as a general laborer. Over time, he worked his way up, becoming the Supervising Building Services Coordinator. He had a great sense of work ethic and loved what he did.

Dennis loved his Jeeps and enjoyed fixing cars. He was immaculate in his dress, style and smelled good too. He was always a good conversationalist and always willing to give advice. Dennis gave a helping hand to friends in need. He was “down for his crown” and well liked by many. You might not have liked what he said but you would always count on him telling you the plain truth.

Dennis Steven Ashby went to his resting place to await Our Lord and Savior on March 16, 2023. He preceded in death by his parents, Madaline Dominquez and Robert Ashby; brothers, Garry Ashby, James (Kirby) Ashby and sisters Barbara Ashby and Benita Ashby.

Dennis is survived by his siblings, Maye Heard (Des Moines, IA) and Larry Ashby of Minneapolis; children, Bryan Ashby (Des Moines, IA), DeAngelo Ashby (Norfolk, VA), Dennis Ashby II (Des Moines, IA), Dionna Ashby, Trevor Ashby, Arichica Prescott, April Johnson (Des Moines, IA), Scottie Tyus, Sundree Lathon (Illinois), and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Along with his life long brothers Michael (Mickey) Fowler, Jerry Crawford and Gayle Kelso.


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