Student, Art Institute Chicago. Student, Harrison Academy Applied Art. Student, Chicago Academy Fine Art.
Student, American Academy Fine Art, Chicago.
Artist Bielefield Studios/Robert Snyder & Associates, Chicago, 1948—1963. Vice president sales Handelan-Pedersen, Inc., 1963—1988. Representative Secretary of State of Illinois, Chicago Hts., 1998—2003.
Sergeant United States Air Force, 1943-1946.
Founder, funder Veterans Memorial Legion Post Scholarship. Sponsor Boy Scouts American. Manager Little League teams.
Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (life), Danish Brotherhood in American, American Legion (past Commander, past chaplain), 9th Bombing Group Association, 20th Air Force Association, Air Force Association.
Married Eleanor Elaine Janssen, 1946. Children: Kaaren, Kristin, Richard, Delle, John, Charles, Elaine, Douglas.