Delbert "Del" Cahow, son of the late Casper Carl and Tersey Pearl Hester Cahow, was born in Little Prairie near Caruthersville, Missouri on October 14, 1943, and passed away at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on July 3, 2012, at the age of 68 years, 8 months and 19 days.
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, Missouri.
On July 28, 1978 he was married to Barbara C. Hunsaker in Dexter. She preceded him in death on March 27, 1997. On November 7, 2000, he was married to Laura Cahow in Dexter.
Surviving are his wife, Laura Cahow of Advance, Missouri; two sons, Scott Foster of Fisk, Missouri, Sam Cahow of Los Banos, California; one daughter, Ramona Wright of Los Banos, California; one step-son, Rusty Stearns of Advance, Missouri; one stepdaughter, Bobbi Jo Becker of Advance, Missouri; 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, 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 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Matthew Price of Ellsinore, Missouri officiating.
Interment will follow at the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.