Bachelor, Luther College, 1949. Candidate in Theology, Lutheran Seminary, 1952.
Pastor, various Lutheran churches, Iowa.
pastor, various Lutheran churches, Minnesota, 1952-1975;
bishop's assistant Southwest Minnesota district, American Luth Church, Willmar, 1975-1979;
pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Home Missions, Woodstock, Illinois, 1979-1983;
pastor, St. Johhn Lutheran Church, Peoria, Illinois, since 1983. Chairman Bible camps, Graettingger, Iowa, Twin Valley, Minnesota, 1953-1961. Chairman Indian evangelism and district educational committee Northern Minnesota district American Luth.Ch., Twin Valley, 1958-1961, chairman Crookston Conference, 1958-1960, chairman world mission committee Southwest Minnesota district, 1963-1966, former chairman West Center Conference.
Dean North Center Conference, Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, member Center Southern Illinois Synod county, member synod liaison with global mission committee. Board directors Lutheran Social Svc. Illinois, since 1988.
Republican candidate for Minnesota House of Representatives, Willmar, 1977. With United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member Lions, Kiwanis (president Limestone club 1990-1991).
Married Lillian Carolyn Isenberg, August 17, 1946. Children: Carolyn Tolo Houck, Janet Tolo Gutierrez, Peter.