Bachelor, Yankton College, South Dakota, 1955. Bachelor of Music, Yankton College, South Dakota, 1955. BTh, Yankton College, South Dakota, 1955.
Master in Sacred Music, Union Theological School Sacred Music, 1957.
Minister music United Church of Christ, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1957—1960, Presbyterian Church, Bound Brook, New Jersey, 1960—1965. Associate professor music Yankton (South Dakota) College, 1965—1975, Mount Marty College, Yankton, 1976—2004. Interim organist United Church Christ, Vermillion, since 2004.
Chairman faculty senate Mount Marty College, 1992—1995, chairman Division Arts and Humanities, 1995—2001, interim academic dean, 2001—2002. Minister music United Church Christ, 1965—2000.
Administrator endowment Church Music Communications. Member of Yankton (South Dakota) Concert Association (board directors 2004-2005), Yankton (South Dakota) Area Arts Association (chairman board 1988—2004), American Guild Organists (past dean 1987-1991), Mount Marty College Gregorian Club (chairman 2002-2004).
Married Rose Mary Brinkmeyer, December 1, 1932. Children: Catherine Eickhoff, Jay, Michael.