Bachelor of Science, Creighton University, 1948. Master of Arts, University South Dakota, 1993.
Sales executive Hassenger Brothers Insurance, Sioux City, 1948—1950. Owner Quality Beverage, 1950—1952, Hassenger Import Motors, Sioux City, 1952—1963, Citizens Loan and Thrift, Sioux City, 1963—1980, KBCM FM radio station, Sioux City, 1973—1983. Author, public Marriage Enhancement Center, since 1988.
President Iowa Consumer Loan Association, 1981—1983. Midshipman United States Navy, 1944-1946.
Division manager Sioux City Chamber of C., 1979. President Mariners Swim Club, Sioux City, 1980. Active Junior Chamber of Sioux City Chamber of Commerce.
Member of American Counseling Association.
Married Joann C. Bendixen, November 14, 1951 (divorced October 14, 1983). Children: Susan, Michael, Timothy, Juliana, Elizabeth, James, Daniel.