David Old Bear Sr. “NE-KO-TI”, 77

David Old Bear Sr. “NE-KO-TI”, 77, of Tama, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017, at Unity Point Health in Marshalltown. Traditional Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Meskwaki Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama with Homer Bear Jr. as speaker. A Traditional Wake was held Monday evening at the Bear Clan Ceremonial Building on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama.

Survivors include his wife, Karen, of Tama; his children: David (Alicia) Old Bear Jr., Penny Old Bear, and Billy (Tonya) Old Bear Sr., all of Tama; proud grandfather to six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings: Charles Old Bear, and Chloe Young Bear, both of Tama; adopted sisters: Alma Ward, Hilda Young Bear and Ernestine Roberts, all of Tama; and many nieces and nephews.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting the family with the arrangements.