Associate of Arts, Concordia College, 1945. Bachelor, Concordia Seminary, 1946.
Missionary, Lutheran Synodical Conference, Nigeria, West Africa, 1949-1959; pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Reed City, Michigan, 1959-1990; retired, Trinity Lutheran Church, Reed City, Michigan, 1990. Circuit counselor Michigan District Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Big Rapids, 1960-1970, member board evangelism, Ann Arbor, 1972-1974, board directors, 1974-1982, member property and finance committee, 1976-1982, chairman commission on adjudication, 1986-1990. Board directors Lutheran Bible Translators, Aurora, Illinois, 1966-1961, 82-91, arearep., since 1990.
Member Reed City Hospital Building Committee, 1974. Member Rotary (secretary Reed City club 1983-1989).
Married Edith Margaret Kleim, June 18, 1949 (deceased October 1958). Married Mildred Eileen Worner Hilst, July 2, 1960 (deceased December 1985). Children: Jean K. Vahey, John R., Steven E., Ronald W., Barbara A. Muellenhagen, Shari L., Theodore J., Charles E., Thomas M.
Married Ruth Dorothy Schroeder Lail, April 21, 1990.