William F. "Bill" Karow II, M.D., 75, of Springfield, formerly of Cassville, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, of cancer at his home.
He was born March 9, 1936, in Duluth, Minn., the son of the late Kenneth and Florence Karow, who preceded him in death. His father, Kenneth, was head of the U.S. Forest Service in Cassville during the 1950s and '60s.
He grew up in Cassville and graduated from Cassville High School.
He is survived by four children and seven grandchildren.
A private celebration of life service was held.