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Obituaries from the week of March 1, 2000Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Alice Cahow, 90

Alice Cahow, 90, of the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy (formerly of Tyler, MN) died on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000 at the care center. Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 25 at First English Lutheran Church in Tyler, MN. Pastor Steven Carmany officiated.

Laura Alice Bartlow was born on August 18, 1909 at Martinsville, IL to Miles Wesley and Sarah Ellen (Rockwell) Bartlow. In 1911 she moved with her family to a farm near Marshall, MN. They later moved to Milroy where Alice attended country school. In November of 1928 Alice married Arthur Eugene Wakefield.

On December 24, 1932 Alice and Frank Cahow were united in marriage at the First Presbyterian Church in Tracy. They moved to the Cahow family farm near Lake Benton, MN in 1952. The couple farmed until moving to Tyler in 1958. Alice provided childcare in Tyler for 27 years. Frank died on April 23, 1969. In 1994 she moved to the New Vista Apartments in Tyler. She became a resident at Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy. Alice enjoyed flower gardening.

Alice is survived by her sons Richard (Lorraine) Wakefield of Amiret, MN and Donald (Alona) Cahow of Minneota, MN; 12 grandchildren: Laurance, Les and Rick Wakefield, Linda Boerboom, Cheryl Nuese, Dianne Raymond, Nancy Swanson, Julie, David, Roxanne and Dale Cahow, and Mary DeVries; 35 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters Cleo Kor and Fern Bartlow; five brothers Harold, Ernest, Milo, Donald and Manley Barthow.

Funeral services were provided by Utoft-Johansen Funeral and Cremation Services.

Robert C. Nash, 83

Robert Clyde Nash was born January 11, 1917 to Max and Georgia (Robbins) Nash in Redwood County, Minnesota. He attended Tracy public schools and graduated in 1935 from high school. He worked on the railroad and at the creamery until the Tracy Junior College was established, graduating in 1938.

In 1940 Robert left Tracy to work in California at the Douglas Aircraft Co. in Santa Monica.

On September 23, 1940 Robert married Gertrude Langpap at the Wee Kirk of the Heather in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In 1946 Robert was employed by CNAC (China National Aviation Corp.) as a Technical Representative and lived in Shanghai and Hong Kong until 1950 when he returned to the United States.

Later in 1952 he was employed by the Indonesian Air Force (AURI) as a Tech. Rep. He was joined by his family at Bandung, Indonesia where they lived until 1955.

In 1955 Robert was employed by Garrett AiResearch as a Field Service Representative. The family moved back to California in 1962. Robert retired in 1982.

The Black Hills of South Dakota, at Hill City became their summer home in the 1990's and many Nash family and friends were welcomed there.

Robert Nash passed away at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, February 2, 2000, at the age of 83, surrounded by his family. Services were held at the Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes by the Rev. Dr. Clayton Cobb of St. Peters by the Sea Presbyterian Church.

Surviving Bob are his wife, Gertrude Langpap Nash, sons Bruce Robert Nash of San Pedro, CA, Brian Allan Nash and daughter-in-law Antoinette of Carpenteria, CA, grandsons Dennis, Brandon and Evan Nash, granddaughter Francesca Nash, a sister June Nash Linquist (Mrs. Robert) and sister-in-law Evelyn Nash.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Max A. and Georgia (Robbins) Nash, his older brother, Malcolm Robbins Nash, and sister Marian Nash Kottke. He will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews.

Geraldine Ross, 78

Geraldine “Gerry” Garrett Ross, 78, of Fort Smith, AR, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in a local hospital. She retired as a secretary/treasurer for Ross Custom Woodworking, Inc. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Gleaners Sunday School Class, Sparks Guild and Fianna Hills Bridge Club.

She is survived by her husband, Tom; one daughter, Linda Olson of Tulsa; one son, Bob of Fort Smith; one brother, John Garrett of Tracy, MN and three grandchildren, Jennifer Olson St. Clair of Claremore, OK, Stephanie Olson Stehl of Tulsa, OK, and Robert Thomas Ross Jr. of Fort Smith, AR.

Pallbearers were Don Flanders, Dr. Bill Klusmeier, Ed Bedwell, Pat Gillespie, Dr. Art Martin and Dr. John D. Olson.

David Anderson, 62

David C. Anderson, 62, of North Huntingdon, PA, died February 20, 2000, in the University of Pittsburgh Rehabilitation Institute of Pittsburgh.

He was born December 20, 1937, in Tracy, MN the son of Mina (Bender) Anderson Rogers of Marshall, MN and the late Frank Anderson.

David graduated from Tracy High School in 1955. He was retired as a registered respiratory therapist for the UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was employed by Complete Home Care and MedMax, both of Pittsburgh and was also employed by Trombino Music Center in Westmoreland.

He was veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Republican Club of North Huntingdon, McKeesport Sportsmen's Association, and a member of the Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 21 years, Marcia Burchell Anderson; two daughters Ashley Anderson at home and Mary Lysinger of New Jersey; a son, David W. Anderson of Arizona; three grandchildren; and his sister, Mary Kelling of Connecticut.

The funeral was held on February 24 in Irwin, PA. Interment was at Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park in North Huntingdon.