Born in Danville, Illinois. Attended K-8 at Trinity Lutheran School in Danville and graduated high school in Westville, Illinois. Went to college at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois as a music major, playing pipe organ. I retired from the US Air Force in 1998 and had been stationed at RAF Mildenhall UK, Moody AFB GA and Wright-Patterson AFB OH. Living and working in Dayton Ohio.