George Walter Obert Jr.

Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Juneau resident George Walter Obert Jr., 65, died Dec. 11, 2002.

He was born Oct. 28, 1937, in Hoonah. His Tlingit name was Dei Ki Nauk and a second name was Gin sa teeyi. He was tribal leader of Kook Hit of the Kaagwaantaan Clan. He was a graduate of Mount Edgecumbe High School. He served in the Marine Corps for five years. He was a fisherman, welder, a cook on a state ferry, a carver, a cultural teacher and also worked as a woodshop assistant.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Alaska Memorial Park.

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