He had lived most of his life in Dexter until moving to Advance in 2005. He had worked in maintenance for the Dexter Public Schools for many years before his retirement. He attended the Faith Baptist Church in Advance.
On July 28, 1978, he was married to Barbara C. Hunsaker in Dexter. She preceded him in death on March 27, 1997. On Nov. 7, 2000, he was married to Laura Cahow in Dexter.
Surviving are his wife, Laura Cahow of Advance; two sons, Scott Foster of Fisk, Mo., and Sam Cahow of Los Banos, Calif.; one daughter, Ramona Wright of Los Banos, Calif.; one step-son, Rusty Stearns of Advance; one stepdaughter, Bobbi Jo Becker of Advance; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Other family and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by two sons, David Cahow on Feb. 14, 1994, and John D. Cahow on Sept. 20, 1998; and six siblings, Samuel, William Thomas, Geneva, Carl Jr., Paul Warren and Dennis.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Matthew Price of Ellsinore, Mo., officiating.
Interment will follow at the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.