Alfred Bird Bear Obes

NEW TOWN Alfred Bird Bear Obes (Owl Ghost Hehan wangi), 70, New Town, also formerly of Minot, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in a Bismarck hospital.

He was born May 9, 1943, to Thomas and Margarete Obes, in Aussi, Germany. He served in the German Army, starting in 1962. He married Iris Bird Bear Sept. 9, 1981, in Flandreau, S.D. He then re-enlisted in the German Army.

Survivors: wife; and siblings, Renate Obes, Sigrid Hoffmeister and Glennis Spier.

Funeral: Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, New Town.

Burial: In the Bird Bear Obes Family Cemetery near Mandaree.

Wake: Today, 5 p.m., Johnny Bird Veterans Memorial Hall, New Town.

(Langhans Funeral Home, Parshall)