Robert Cahow - August 23, 2012
Robert Earl Cahow was born Sept. 24, 1929, at Grand Island, Neb., to Rollin Homer and Viola (Stuhr) Cahow.
As a young man he attended many different schools in Nebraska and Colorado through the 10th grade. Bob worked as farm hand starting at 13 years of age.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army on July 26, 1951, and served in the Army Engineers until July of 1953.
On Nov. 14, 1953, Bob married Mary Alice Greenlee at Raton, New Mexico. The couple first settled in Gothenburg, Neb. They later moved to Hardy, Neb., and then on to the Haigler, Neb., area where they made their permanent home.
Bob had his own earth moving company and after several years he sold the business and purchased a farm near Haigler. Bob then began his employment with Chase County as the Roads’ Superintendent from which he retired.
Bob was a member of the VFW and the NRA. He also enjoyed gardening, working around the farms and reading.
Bob’s heart was broken when the love of his life Mary Alice lost her battle with cancer, then the unfortunate circumstances that led to the untimely death of his only child, Mark.
Thank you to his many friends especially Janet Sprague, who all helped Bob through those trying times.
Sam Cahow, Bob’s only grandchild, brought him great pride and joy. Bob would talk about all the things the two of them did together, until the next visit, and so on, “Oh my, did he ever love his grandson.”
Family and friends were very important to him. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and the only thing he ever expected in return was simply respect.
Robert Cahow-Family Patriarch, aka” Uncle Bob” to many will be greatly missed!
Bob passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at his home. He was 82 years of age.
Survivors include grandson, Sam Cahow of Imperial, Neb.; brother, Marlin Cahow and wife, Thuy, of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Loraine Baerton of Melbeta, Neb., Bonnie Redfield of Melbeta, Neb., Alice Van Metre, Clay Center, Neb., Thelma Pursley, of Ogallala, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Alice; son, Mark; sister, Marilyn Greene; and brother, Rollin (Buddy) Cahow.
A reception will be held Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, 2 p.m. at Bob’s residence near Haigler.
An inurnment will be held the following day, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, 10: a.m. at the Crete Cemetery, Champion, Neb.
Acting as speaker will be his nephew, Lelan Barton.
No visitation, Bob chose cremation.
A memorial has been established in Bob’s memory.
On line condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.