Bachelor, Wartburg College, 1943. Master of Sacred Theology, Lutheran School Theological, 1959.
Pastor, Our Savior Church, Burbank, Illinois, 1952-1956; pastor, Our Savior Church, Kankakee, Illinois, 1956-1964; pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, St. Anne, Illinois, 1956-1963; archivist, American Lutheran Church, 1964-1987; archivist, Region 5, Evangelical Lutheran Church American, since 1988.
With United States Army, 1943-1946. Member Society of America Archivists, Lutheran History Conference (past president), Midwest Archives Conference, Lions.
Married Wauneta Ione Gorrell, June 15, 1951. Children: Paul, Catherine, Claudia, Carl.