Home: “I’ve lived in Nisswa since 1970.”
What are you doing on (Sept. 5): “I’m donating blood at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. I’ve donated blood since I was 18 and in the Marine Corps. I donate blood because of the need and the American Red Cross indicates that you can make a difference and save a life. I’ve also had family members who were on the receiving end and needed blood.”
What is your blood type: “A-”
Your career: “I was the Crow Wing County highway engineer for 32 years. I retired six years ago. Since retirement I am president of the Nisswa Lions Club and I serve on the Evergreen Cemetery Association in Brainerd. “
Favorite thing to do on your free time: “My wife, Carolyn, and I have a big vegetable and flower garden.
“Last night I went fishing and caught some fish and then got home and picked some vegetables in the garden and made dinner.”
Memorable childhood fishing trip: “Was with my father, older brother and his friend. I was 5 or 6 and we went to Whipple Lake in Baxter. My brother, who was 11 or so, caught a large bass and won the weekly, monthly and annual prize at the old ... sports store that was located in downtown Brainerd. I don’t remember what I caught because we had a string of fish that included northern, bass and crappies.”
Something that people don’t know about you: “I have a flock of sheep. We have them for our enjoyment and for them to clean the land. We do sell lambs for market.”
Family: Wife Carolyn; three adult children; and six grandchildren.”
Schooling: He is a 1960 graduate of Brainerd High School. An honors graduate, he served as vice president of his class. He graduated with an associate of arts degree from Brainerd State Junior College in 1965, a bachelor of science degree (cum laude) in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota in 1968 and a master of science degree (magna cum laude) in civil engineering from the University of Missouri in 1969.