Barry E. Dies, 64, died Saturday, June 30, 2018.

He was born Aug. 15, 1953, in Hays to Edgar and Geneva Dies.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1974 to 1994.

He retired, enjoyed his life traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Genette Ferris Dies; children, David Dies, Tara Van Hemert and husband, Scott, Tony Dies and wife, Robyn, Nick Witter and wife, Lisa, Angelique Kellogg and husband,Matt, Veronique Walker and husband, Brian and Monique Stenzel and husband, Ted; two sisters, Carmen Armantrout and Dixie Dies; 13 grandchildren, Nicholas, Tessa, Vincent, Andrew, Isaac, Isabella, Chloe, Olivia, Matthew, Julieann, Corbin, Lillian, and Evelyn; and two nephews, Cory and Conan Armantrout.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn. A committal service was Monday.

Memorials are suggested to in care of the family at Nick Witter, 653 Cimarron Lake Elmo, Minn., 55042.

Condolences can be left for the family at simple traditions.com.