Student, Milwaukee The Art Institute of Chicago, 1938-1939; student, Layton School of Art, Milwaukee, 1940-1941; student, Rockford (Illinois) College, 1947.
Art teacher, Burpee Art Gallery, Rockford, Illinois, 1946-1948; mural artist, People's Real Estate Agency, Rockford, 1958; mural artist, Grace Lutheran Church, Loves Park, Illinois, 1960; mural artist, Sweden House, Rockford, 1972; artist oil memorial young girl, First United Presbyterian Church, Greeley, Colorado, 1963; mural artist, Linos, Rockford, 1974; art teacher, private studio, Rockford, Illinois, 1968-1978; art teacher, private studio, Burlington, Washington, since 1978. Artist and teacher art in national defense Camp Callan, San Diego, 1942-1943, Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois, 1970-1977, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, Washington, 1978-1980. Water color instructor Daniel Smith Art, Seattle, 1994, 95.
Secretary Loves Park (Illinois) Zoning Board, 1949-1956. Member Skagit Human Rights Task Force to Protect Fundamental Human Rights Guaranteed in Constitution of the United States, 1996. Member Museum of Northwest Art, Laconner, Washington, 1998-1999.
With United States Army, 1941-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Tamaroa Water Color Society Rockford (honorary lifetime, founder, president 1964), Skagit Art Association (president 1987-1988).
Married Marian Louise Elfers, December 7, 1942. Children: Frederick J., David L., Mary J., John E.