RANCHO MIRAGE, California — Kenneth Carter Schow, 78, of Rancho Mirage, California, formerly of Woodbury and Willmar, Minnesota, died Thursday.
He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery on November 14, 2008. Memorials are preferred to the Air Force Aid Society.
He was born to Carter and Grace Schow. He started his aviation career flying biplanes from the family farm in Blomkest when he was 16 years old. He reached the rank of Colonel before retiring from the U.S. Air Force. He flew 125 missions over Vietnam and received the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart. He was also a pilot for the Dayton Hudson Corporation.
He is survived by his wife: Beverly; sons: Mark of Lakewood, Colorado, Craig and Doug of Woodbury, Minnesota; a sister: Carolyn Lyon of Seward, Nebraska; eight grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son: Kenneth C. Schow, Jr.; a granddaughter; and two brothers.
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