Ian  D. Strachan
Ian D. Strachan

March 6, 1950 - October 6, 2018
Born in Derby, England, UK
Resided in West Des Moines, Iowa
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Ian David Strachan, 68, West Des Moines, IA, died October 6, 2018 after a short battle with glioblastoma, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 6, 1950 in Derby, England, UK, to Roger Eric & Margaret (Begbie) Strachan. He grew up and was educated in the aerospace industry in England.

Ian was a very accomplished man. He worked for Rolls-Royce Aerospace in England, Haley Industries in Canada, and Wellman Dynamics in Creston. Ian and wife Darlene are owners of Strac Jewelry and Strac Scuba Shack in Des Moines. He could fix ANYTHING. Ian loved teaching scuba and any mechanical topic you chose. Traveling, scuba diving, and bicycling rounded out his life interests.

Survivors include wife, Darlene Strachan; son, Joel (Laura) Goeltl and children, Cole & Alex; son, Paul Strachan and children, Connor, Leah, & Jennifer; daughter, Heather (Mitch) Forkner, and children, Morgan &Maddy; daughter, Tricia (Mark) Heimke; daughter, Suzanne Strachan, and children, Ryan & Chantelle; sister, Maggi (Stan) Kublicki; sister, Jean (Steve Pursglove) Strachan. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A “Celebration of Life” service will be Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12:00pm, Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50322. The family will greet friends prior to the service from 10:00am till 12:00pm. A reception will follow in the McFadden Room at Westover Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Care Initiatives Hospice, 7055 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266






Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Celebration of Life
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, October 13, 2018
12:00 PM
- Show more -


Care Initiatives Hospice
7055 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA US 50266